Education

A push for college financial aid to cover more than tuition

June 2013 graduation at Santa Monica College.
June 2013 graduation at Santa Monica College.
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The agency that runs Cal Grant, California's biggest financial aid program for students at public colleges, want the legislature to expand the program to cover rent, food, transportation and other non-tuition expenses. That could cost as much as $2 billion a year.