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Lengthy line for financial aid document deadline

students wait in line

Clare Calzada

April 30, 2018

Today marked the deadline for students to turn in required documents, such as IRS Tax Transcripts, to the Financial Aid & Scholarship department inside Bayramian Hall.Despite frequent reminders that were emailed to students who filed for financial aid, many waited until the last minute or forgot...

Middle-Class Scholarship under fire

Photo shows the inside of the financial aid and scholarship office

Danny Arriaza

February 9, 2017

In his annual budget proposal, Gov. Brown proposed the phasing out of the middle-class scholarship, which serves students whose parents’ annual income falls short of $156,000 according to the California Student Aid commission. In an L.A. Times article, the commission said it had awarded almost 190,000 sc... tax form mistake will not prevent students from receiving federal student aid

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Michael Arvizu

March 10, 2015

Students who filed their 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork before or on the March 2 state deadline are not at risk of losing their financial aid due to erroneous tax information sent by, CSUN financial aid officials said this week. This year marks...

FAFSA, you are not a comedian

FAFSA, you are not a comedian

Ryan Mancini

July 14, 2014

In preparing for college, students from any socioeconomic level should view their next four (or more) years with a preparation for struggle regarding exams and an open mind for meeting various people and thinking differently, thoughts shifting between educational, psychological, religious, philosop...

CSUNopoly event teaches students financial literacy

Shi Stowers

February 24, 2011

Borrowing from the Monopoly theme, the CSUNopoly Matador Dollar Day was organized to help students become financially literate. The event held Wednesday was organized with seven stations, each focusing on a specific financial topic catering to students. Some stations addressed topics like financial aid, FAFSA, scholarships, and budgeting for graduation. The event, held in Plaza del ...

With increasing fees and the diminishing economy, more students receive economic help

Rima Bek

October 25, 2010

Approximately 62 to 65 percent of the CSUN student population are only able attend the university through various forms of financial aid. Currently, close to 23,000 students have been awarded with financial aid this semester, said Lili Vidal, director of the financial aid and scholarship department...

FAFSA undergoes changes to encourage students to apply for financial aid

Juana Esquivel

January 25, 2010

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has undergone changes approved by the federal government to simplify the process of filling the application. Students will encounter shorter questions, less pages and a different design among other revisions in the financial aid application begi...

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