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Simplified FAFSA to launch in October

Avery Peterson August 24, 2016

Long lines snaked around the Student Services Building on Monday, Aug. 22 as students anxiously waited to speak with financial aid counselors. “It’s crazy, it gets stacked up here every year,”...

California grants first ever scholarship for middle-class students

Michael Duran September 22, 2014

The first state scholarship for middle-class students is being offered to nearly 73,000 attendees of California public university systems, according to a California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) spokesperson. The...

Cal Grant awards cut by 5 percent

Michele Bird September 5, 2012

With today’s economic struggles, another cut to California’s higher education budget looms over Cal Grant holders and college students this year. The California Student Aid Commission recently announced...

Student loan interest rates may double next academic year

Cristina Ramos May 16, 2012

Between rising tuition, severe budget cuts and a possible interest rate increase on college loans, students are growing frustrated with the cost of higher education. Not long ago, national student debt...

Rising student loan interest rates, lack of financial aid pose obstacles for education

Tamerra Griffin May 2, 2012

From the current debate between the White House and the House of Representatives regarding student loan interest rates to a current California proposal that would make college more affordable for those...

Congresswoman Jackie Speier speaks to SF State seniors about student loan debt

Brittney Barsotti May 1, 2012

In an effort to raise student voices in the fight against the pending increase in student loan interest rates, Congresswoman Jackie Speier paid a visit to SF Statetoday to meet with students. The congresswoman...

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More graduates behind or defaulting on student loans

Brian Balisi September 21, 2011

While many college students are rationing their student loans by living on a Top Ramen diet, this may be only the beginning of their financial woes. Students nationwide are having an increasingly difficult...

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