$500 Monthly Stipend Proposed for Low-Income Cal State Students

$500 Monthly Stipend Proposed for Low-Income Cal State Students

Play Supporters of universal basic income programs say they give lower-income people the flexibility to meet their immediate needs. For students, the goal would be to help them stay in school. (Rimm art/Adobe Stock) A bill will soon be introduced in the California Legislature that would grant low-income students at five California State University campuses a stipend of $500 a month for basic living expenses. The idea is to provide a universal basic income, so more students can afford to stay in school.

State Sen. Dave Cortese, D-San Jose, said the pilot program would serve about 14,000 students, or about […]

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