San Bernardino CCD leaders visit Washington D.C. to advocate for financial aid, workforce training funding
SBCCD delegation visit was part of the Community College National Legislative Summit organized by the American Association of Community Colleges and the Association of Community College Trustees
Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2017) — Federal support for education and workforce development is critical to lift up families living in Inland Southern California. That is why, the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees visited Washington D.C. from Feb. 13–16 to encourage members of Congress to continue investing in job training programs available at community colleges, and to reinstate the year-round Pell Grant program to help low-income students pay for college.
Impact of federal student financial aid at SBCCD:
- 39% of San Bernardino Valley College students have a family income less than $40k and receive an income-based federal Pell Grant to help pay for college.
- 23% of Crafton Hills College students have a family income less than $40k and receive an income-based federal Pell Grant to help pay for college.