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Raewyn Smith

March 4, 2012

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...

CSUN tuition below national average, still growing fast

Andrew Lopez

July 14, 2011

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 Education. Costs are continuing to g...

CSU budget updates

Andrew Lopez

July 2, 2011

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, totali...

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

Andrew Lopez

June 25, 2011

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...

How to enjoy your spring break on a budget

Contributor

March 29, 2011

By Gayane Jerome After the last paper has been turned in and the midterms are over, most students are ready for spring break, a time when they can relax and have some fun. But for many students the fear of going broke is the reality, which prevents them from having a good time during the break. Is it possible to have fun and mind your budget at the ...

CSUN adds more classes

Ashley Soley-Cerro

January 31, 2011

CSUN added hundreds of courses and increased the maximum unit capacity for students to 19 for the Spring 2011 semester. “Money for this has come from two sources, savings from last year and a restoration CSUN will receive at the end of the year,” said Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president. Eighteen...

Additional funding and classes for spring opens up enrollment for transfer students

Reanna Delgadillo

January 26, 2011

CSUN has opened enrollment and granted admission to transfer students as a result of additional funding and the opening of new classes. According to the CSUN Institutional Research website, 715 new transfer students will start their first semester at CSUN this spring as of January 13. Dr. Bettina...

A.S. makes finances top priority

Samantha Tata

January 26, 2011

Associated Student's top priority this semester is finances in light of Governor Brown’s budget cut proposal to the UC and CSU systems. “It makes me shudder to think that this cut is a best case scenario,” said Tom Piernik, A.S. university advisor during the A.S. meeting.  “The CSU is putting...

Gov. Brown’s budget cut to affect CSU funding

Ashley Soley-Cerro

January 23, 2011

CSU officials sound hopeful for the future of CSU schools, despite a $500 million cut in state support an 18 percent reduction, announced in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2011-2012 budget proposal. CSUN Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, said he understands that facing a...

Students voice concerns to university presidents about tuition increase, veterans facility

Reanna Delgadillo

November 17, 2010

The annual budget concerns dominated the Presidents’ Town Hall Meeting Tuesday as students and faculty were able to voice their worries to A.S. President Conor Lansdale, CSUN President Jolene Koester and Faculty President Steven Stepaneck. Senator Jordan Lopez, College of Education, asked Koester to ...

Enrollment, classes and services to open up for students

Reanna Delgadillo

November 1, 2010

With the recent budget signed by the governor of California, some CSU campuses are now able to open enrollment again to allow more students to apply. While CSUN is not reopening admissions, the money from government funds is now revealed after a three-month wait for the budget to be signed. “Northridge...

A.S. online budget request simplifies submission process

Adria Brodie

October 31, 2010

The process of requesting annual funding went green as the A.S. 2011-2012 Annual Budget Request became available online, replacing the original paper-based submissions with fields, a dropdown menu, and electronic confirmations. “We are trying to go green with A.S.,” said Kevin Mojaradi, A.S. coordinator...

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