November 3, 2022 – CalMatters reporter Alyssa Story quotes Public Advocates’ Sbeydeh Viveros-Walton in a report on a new law that bans the reduction of financial aid for college students who earn private grants to help pay for their education. The practice will end starting in the 2023-24 academic year.
“The bill has limitations. It doesn’t apply to everyone,” said Sbeydeh Viveros-Walton, director of higher education for Public Advocates, a nonprofit law firm that backed the bill. And students will still need to be informed about the issue so they can monitor their financial aid packages and ensure colleges are complying, she said. “It still puts the burden of fixing this on students.”
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