Governor Proposes Major Changes to Community College Funding Methodology

The budget proposal released by Governor Jerry Brown on January 10 requests that the Chancellor’s Office consult with stakeholders and develop a proposal for consideration within the May Revision that would consolidate categorical programs such as Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS), Student Equity, and the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP). It also proposes an ambitious new funding formula for California community colleges that rewards better student outcomes and provides additional revenue for the number of low-income students a college enrolls. The budget includes $46 million to implement the California College Promise to waive some or all community college fees for first-time, full-time resident students and other innovative ways to improve student success goals. For more details, view the Governor’s Budget Summary 2018-2019 on Higher Education.