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Best buys on a student budget

Best buys on a student budget

  The fall semester is here, which means back to school shopping is in full force as students prepare for the upcoming semester. For college students, shopping for supplies can get expensive, especially when they need to purchase electronics for school. The National Retail Federation (NRF) anticipates up to $48.4 billion spent by college students […]

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CSU budget proposed, less money given than requested

CSU budget proposed, less money given than requested

Governor Jerry Brown proposed an annual budget on Jan. 9 allocating the CSU system an additional $142 million in state funding for the 2014-15 academic year. The larger allocation is part of the governor’s four-year investment plan to increase state funding for public universities through 2016-17, according to Brown’s budget summary. The specific allocations of […]

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Government shutdown is now a reality

The 113th Congress caused a “shutdown” of most federal government agencies today due to its failure to complete the standard yearly process of funding the government for the coming fiscal year (FY). The failure was caused by a disagreement between Senate Democrats and House Republicans over Republican-authored amendments to the budgeting bill that would delay […]

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CSU Chancellor Timothy White chats with CSUN students, faculty

CSU Chancellor Timothy White chats with CSUN students, faculty

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White visited CSUN on Monday for a town hall meeting and a subsequent campus tour that reflected a theme of candidness and sparked conversation among students and faculty. White’s visit to CSUN included a town hall meeting at Plaza del Sol Performance Hall in the University Student Union (USU), […]

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Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

In his education budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15, President Obama has requested almost $155 billion in federal student aid assistance, which includes certain higher education programs, a modest increase in the maximum Pell Grant award, campus-based aid and changes to loan interest rates and tax benefits. If Obama’s proposed budget is approved by Congress, […]

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California budgets $1 billion more to prisons than higher education and leaves students hanging

Imagine a society that spends more money on keeping its prison system alive rather than educating their citizens. Imagine a society where you soon might have more youth spending time behind bars than behind the desk. There is no need to imagine this kind of society; this is our reality. The United States – especially […]

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CSU letter will warn of delay

A letter from the CSU will be sent out beginning Oct. 1 to prospective students, warning them that decisions to admit will be delayed until after Proposition 30 is voted on in November. The letter will be sent through the CSUMentor system and distributed by the admissions office of each campus. The CSU maintains that […]

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Staff Editorial: Students need to improve activism for real change

                                        Many members of the editorial staff at the Daily Sundial have attended CSUN for at least four years. A few of us are graduate students. Like many of you, we have seen our tuition double […]

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Invest in your education long-term; No down payment necessary

It’s no secret that the government is attacking the higher education system in California with budget cuts and penalty fees. Last month, students at UC Riverside released a proposal to fix the education crisis; students would attend University of California schools with no upfront charges and upon employment after graduation, they would pay 5 percent […]

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CSUN tuition below national average, still growing fast

Tuition and fees for CSUN have increased by over 43 percent the last few years due in part to budget cuts, making it the ninth largest growth for a public, four-year university in the country. The cost for attending CSUN skyrocketed from $3,350 in 2007 to $4,801 in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of […]

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CSU budget updates

Updated 7/2 Gov. Jerry Brown signed a balanced budget that will reduce state funding to the California State University by at least $150 million Thursday and will likely lead to tuition hikes for fall 2011. The additional $150 million will come on top of $500 million in cuts enacted in March, totaling $650 million. CSUN […]

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Gov. Brown vetoes budget aimed at cutting more funds from CSU

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a budget proposal drafted by Democrats in the Legislature last Thursday that would cut billions in state funding, including an additional $150 million from the CSU. Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98 were sent back to the Legislature without approval from Brown after the budget was found to be unbalanced, […]

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