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Chancellor Reed places hold on grant awards for graduate students

Chancellor Reed places hold on grant awards for graduate students

Kelly Goff
April 13, 2012
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As continuing students eagerly began checking their student aid award offers this week, graduate students at SF State were stunned to find that any mention of a State University Grant, a much-needed supplement to student loans, was nowhere to be found. The grant award offers have been placed on hold ...

Prop. 30 to benefit students with tuition rollback, rebate

Charlotte Boudesteijn
November 14, 2012
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As a student who uses federal and state loans to pay for his education, Aaron Fisher tracked the passage of Proposition 30 throughout election night. “Prop. 30 was a ‘pass or doomsday’ proposition for me,” Fisher, a political science major at SF State, said. “I’m glad that the (Californ...

SF State seniors share struggles in meeting requirements before graduation

SF State seniors share struggles in meeting requirements before graduation

Brian Balisi
May 9, 2012
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Your dream of wearing that elusive SF State purple cap and gown can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re not careful about completing all the requirements for graduation. Seniors and super seniors alike are marking the dates for various graduation ceremonies, but with absurd amounts of homewor...

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

Tamerra Griffin
May 2, 2012
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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 coming from middle class families, students are now situated at a crucial intersection of education and ...

San Francisco files joint lawsuit over Donald Trump’s newest anti-immigration policy

San Francisco files joint lawsuit over Donald Trump’s newest anti-immigration policy

David Mamaril Horowitz
August 28, 2019
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Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco sued the Department of Homeland Security on Aug. 13 over a federal rule broadening what public benefits can be considered grounds for denying an immigrant permanent U.S. residency. “This rule forces people to make an impossible choice: their health...

New database helps students prepare for college debt

Rae Ferrer and Brian Grabianowski
September 22, 2015
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[media-credit name="(James Chan / Xpress)" align="alignright" width="459"][/media-credit] Andrew Vai, a senior sociology major graduating this spring, said money is always on his mind. After accumulating $15,000 in debt, he lives paycheck to paycheck, struggling to afford everyday expenses. "I bare...

New CA budget would increase GPA requirements for financial aid

Krissa Stanton
February 13, 2012
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Significant changes will be coming to financial aid and student loans next year including tougher GPA requirements and limited funding. The new 2012-2013 budget proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown aims to increase the GPA requirements for the Cal Grant, the financial aid program administered by the State of...

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