The Sundial

Congress extends Stafford loan low interest rates for one year

Marc Evangelista

July 4, 2012

Congress agreed to keep federally subsidized Stafford loans at an interest rate of 3.4 percent over the next fiscal year, delaying the increase to 6.8 percent that had been scheduled for July 1. The measure, bundled in a package that included a major transportation funding bill,  passed by a 74-19 vote after passing the House 373 ...

New Metro orange line station in Chatsworth adds four miles to the bus line

Marc Evangelista

July 2, 2012

The Metro Orange Line Extension kicked-off its grand opening Saturday with music, food, family fun and free rides from the Canoga station to the newly extended Chatsworth station. The 4-mile extension is set to offer faster travel times, improved bus connections, and better access throughout LA county. “We’re here to celebrate the expan...

Joe Biden leads national financial aid transparency conference

Marc Evangelista

June 22, 2012

Earlier this month, Vice President Joe Biden and other national leaders met with 10 colleges and universities who made a commitment to provide understandable financial data about their higher education investments. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Director of the Consumer Financial Protection...

Gov. Brown’s budget revision tightens the screws on Cal Grant

Marc Evangelista

June 14, 2012

College students receiving Cal Grants, a financial aid system for thousands in California, may be at risk as Gov. Jerry Brown looks to tie the program to the Pell Grant in his revised budget plan. Final approval of the plan will depend on the State Legislature’s budget, due Friday. Under Brown’s ...

New contract, new chapter president and no big changes for CSU employees union

Marc Evangelista

June 8, 2012

The California State University Board of Trustees voted May 20 to approve a new three-year contract agreement, previously ratified by the California State University Employees Union. The agreement, which extends until June 2014, covers more than 15,000 CSU employees. The union consists of staff...

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