The Sundial

Financial Aid TV helps students learn about loans, grants and federal work study programs

Mandi Gosling

August 25, 2010

Tania Cabeza estimates she waited an average of 40 minutes every time she called to speak to a counselor in the CSUN Financial Aid and Scholarship Department in the weeks before beginning the Fall 2010 semester. The 34-year-old doctoral student in educational leadership said in addition to the long...

Students to recieve finacial aid sooner through eRefund, direct deposit, when enrolled

Michelle Verne

February 1, 2010

The University Cash Services launched eRefund allowing students to have their financial aid balance directly deposited into their bank accounts. University Controller Robert Barker said signing up for eRefund is an easy process. “Electronic delivery of financial aid and other student disbursements...

New Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to reduce financial aid

Juana Esquivel

January 20, 2010

CSUN President Jolene Koester has approved a change in a financial policy that will prevent students with more than 150 attempted units from receiving financial aid in the fall semester. In an e-mail sent to students last month, Dr. Terry Piper, vice president for Student Affairs said that beginning...

It’s not going to fix itself. The problems we face as students can be dealt with if we speak up

Amber Starling

September 23, 2009

Walking across campus on Tuesday, students were crowding around the sorority and fraternity tables. Diligent efforts to raise money and get students to join their organizations were in full swing while people laughed and conversed with a sense of joy. Something was missing. Concern.  To my dismay there...

Harsh times for CSUN students academically and emotionally

Marlene Pantaleon

August 21, 2009

Summer has always been associated with fun, relaxation, and a time to escape the stress as a student. Well, at least that’s what most of us are accustomed to. It couldn’t be any further from the truth for California State University students. Going into my fifth year and what was intended to be my last sem...

Tips: Reduce Your Expenses and/or Seek a Debt Management Counselor

Jacky Guerrero

December 12, 2008

For Debt Management Counseling call: Gregorio Alcantar, Financial Aid Counseling email: call: 818 677-4085 He is just one of many counselors on campus who can help you with your questions or concerns Here are a few more tips that will help you reduce your expenses. Stop using...

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