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California passed a flurry of higher education laws. Here’s what they’ll do.

October 24, 2023

California Gov. Gavin Newsom gave his legislative pen a workout this month, signing several higher education bills into law prior to this session’s Oct. 14 deadline.

Legislative changes in California can have ripple effects on the higher education world, as the state has three massive public college systems serving over 2.5 million students.

This session, state lawmakers repeatedly worked to streamline higher education, from a controversial transfer pathway for community college students to a simplified financial aid process for unauthorized immigrants.

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