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Lengthy line for financial aid document deadline

Lengthy line for financial aid document deadline

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...

Poor management and the students’ nightmares

Poor management and the students’ nightmares

Ryan Wilson

September 26, 2015

Having trouble getting classes? Or maybe you've been referred from one department to another without an explanation? How about being denied information crucial to your transfer or graduation? If you've been through any of these, then you have more than likely seen the ill management of our fine institution....

HealthCare.gov tax form mistake will not prevent students from receiving federal student aid

HealthCare.gov tax form mistake will not prevent students from receiving federal student aid

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 HealthCare.gov, CSUN financial aid officials said this week. This year marks...

CSUNopoly event helps students learn about finances with unique format

CSUNopoly event helps students learn about finances with unique format

Pete D. Camarillo

February 11, 2014

The fourth annual CSUNopoly provided students information about saving money in college, and transformed the USU into a clever board game styled event reminiscent of Monopoly. Students collected information and handouts from tables around the board game themed USU. The booths were colored to create the nostalgic feel of Monopoly properties. Ex...

Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Obama proposes a raise for higher education funding

Hansook Oh

April 30, 2013

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....

Student aid could be based on ‘competency’ instead of credit hours

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 23, 2013

Changes will be coming soon to the federal financial aid program, since the U.S. Department of Education announced that colleges can begin to provide federal student aid based on “competencies,” not just credit-hours. According to the Council for Education on Public Health, “Competency-based e...

Public colleges left out of Cal Grant funding proposal

Melissa Simon

April 2, 2013

A new bill has been introduced by Assembly members Beth Gaines and Mike Morrell that would return Cal Grant awards to the full amount before the 2012-13 budget cuts. Gaines, representative for the 6th District, co-authored AB 1085 with Morrell, representative for the 40th District, to combat the cuts to Cal Grant funding for students at priva...

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...

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 ...

CSUN students using financial aid to support their families

Marina D. Sandoval

February 15, 2011

The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA conducted a conference call Tuesday morning to discuss their recently issued report that examines the impact that state budget cuts have had on our student body. Patricia Gándara and Gary Orfield surveyed more than 2,000 students at CSUN...

CSUN’s Work Study Program adds participants despite budget cut

Jeff Ishuninov

February 9, 2011

Despite a cut to the federal work-study program’s budget, there are more CSUN students in the program this year than there were last year. There are currently 545 students in the work-study program, compared to 510 at the same time last year, said Josefina Carbajal, CSUN Work-Study man...

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...

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