An increase in financial aid grants across various departments was announced by Long Beach State’s Associated Student Inc. during its latest meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
ASI President Jesus Gonzalez said during the meeting that the increase in financial aid rewards is expected to help students who suffered loss of income as a result of the pandemic.
“There was an increase of [$30 million] to support emergency financial aid grants for our students this upcoming year,” Gonzalez said. “In addition, there was an increase of $965 million one-time general funds to support various departments within the [California State Student Association].”
In the past, CSULB has provided emergency grants to help support students including last year when federal funding provided $41.7 million to the college. This provided eligible students with up to an extra $1,000.
Gonzalez added that it is still unknown when the most recent grants will be allocated to students.