CA State Legislature approves bill granting aid to student parents

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A bill recently passed by the California State Legislature would allow student parents who are attending college to more easily access benefits from the state’s California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program. The bill includes allowing student parents to be exempt from the Welfare-to-Work plan, which serves as a barrier for low-income parents who are looking to enroll in school full- or part-time.

As students and parents alike grapple with the unprecedented demands of online education, the California State Legislature has passed a bill that would increase public aid for student parents, allowing college students with dependent children to more easily benefit from the state’s California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids, or CalWORKs, program.
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