From Asm. Robert Rivas
Money for Higher Education

It's never too late to start thinking about higher education.

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Friends and neighbors,

As the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, many students are considering their plans after high school. Whether an apprenticeship, vocational program, community college, or university, higher education can open the door to many new career opportunities for people of all ages. Finding the right higher education path can be challenging; finding the money can be overwhelming.

Cal Grant for Community College

If you missed the March 2 Cal Grant application deadline, it's not too late! The final deadline for community college students to apply is September 2. To learn more, visit and talk to your community college's financial aid office.

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Saving for Higher Education

Getting started saving for higher education can be a tricky part of the process. A 529 higher education savings plan with tax-free qualified withdrawals for postsecondary education needs can be a flexible and affordable starting option for many families.


Between May 24 and May 31, 2022, receive $50 when you open a new ScholarShare 529 account with a $50 deposit and sign up for recurring contributions of $25 or more for six months. Visit for more details.

Golden State Teacher Grant:

Suppose you are interested in a career in education. In that case, the Golden State Teacher Grant provides up to $20,000 to students currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program to earn a preliminary credential. Grantees must commit to teaching at a California priority school in a high-need field for four years within five years after completing their teacher preparation program. Visit to learn more and to find the 2022-2023 application.

Golden State Teacher Grant Program

Feel free to reach out to our office with any questions on these programs or anything impacting our community. You can visit my website or contact my office at (831) 759-8676.

As always, stay safe and stay healthy,

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