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Governor Newsom signed off on higher education package

Governor Gavin Newsom just signed off on spending more than $47 billion dollars to boost higher education statewide.

Posted: Oct 7, 2021 6:32 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2021 8:42 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed off on spending more than $47 billion to boost higher education statewide. That includes housing help, financial aid and it also includes money to increase transfer rates from community colleges to universities.

Students say this will make reaching a four-year university easier and more accessible.

Melodee Padilla’s ultimate goal is to become a music teacher. She hopes this new higher education help will make it easier for her to transfer to a four-year university from Shasta College.

“A couple of them I’m looking at right now is Sacramento State University and Long Beach State,” Padilla said. “Sacramento State has a higher acceptance rate. So, I’m looking towards Sacramento right now.”

Padilla said she’s looked into the transfer process and finds it a little daunting.

“It's a little confusing so I haven't delved too deep into it yet,” Padilla said. “I've skimmed over it but it's a little on the confusing side.”

But the $47.1 billion package doesn't just go towards the transfer process, it would also go towards housing help and financial aid.

"I think the fact that he's making it a little bit more accessible is pretty cool,” Padilla said. “I haven't always been directly on Gavin Newsom's side but I think this latest act is really helpful.”

Shasta College tells Action News Now it plans to use money from the higher education package to help fund some of its programs.

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