Middle Class Scholarship
The California State Legislature enacted the Middle Class Scholarship to make college more affordable for California’s middle class families.
The Middle Class Scholarship reduces student fees at the California State University and University of California by up to 40 percent for middle class families.
The Middle Class Scholarship benefits the families that have been particularly affected by the rapid fee increases during the Great Recession – families with incomes too high to qualify for existing financial aid programs, but still unable to afford the fees without relying heavily on student loans.
Returning California to an era of affordable, top notch higher education is essential to rebuilding our middle class and strengthening our economy.
Once fully implemented, a family with an annual income of $100,000 or less will save up to $19,507 ($4,877 per year) for each child who attends the UC, or up to $8,755 ($2,189 per year) for each child who attends the CSU. The savings will be less, but still meaningful to families who earn up to $150,000.