California Legal Analyst: Cut Off Grants for National Guard and Reserve

The Legislative Analyst’s Office is advising the state legislature to not renew a college grant program for California National Guard and State Military Reserve soldiers when it expires in 2019.

The LAO report, released Tuesday, said the California Education Assistance Award Program isn’t worth continuing because it has failed to achieve its goal of improving retention rates and because it can’t verify whether it’s meeting its goal of increasing college enrollment among Guard and Reserve members.

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