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No support offered to the middle class

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Rachel Reyes

April 11, 2017

Going to college is going to get even harder for students who receive minimal financial aid benefits with governor Jerry Brown's plan to cut out the Middle-Class Scholarship.The scholarship helps families who earn under $155,00 pay for their child’s tuition. The scholarship ranges from about a coup...

Middle Class Scholarship needs to stay

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Megan Mann

January 20, 2015

This country's idea of a middle-class family is really skewed. Take my family for example. For my first two Free Applications for Federal Student Aid, I was denied scholarships and most grants due to my family's "middle-class" status. Truthfully, my parent's have always had problems making ends meet....

New bill aims to keep CSU tuition steady

Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, center, announcing SB15 with co-authors of the bill on Dec. 2. Photo courtesy of California State Senate.

Ernesto Rivera

December 10, 2014

A new bill introduced Dec. 2 by state senate Democrats aims to keep tuition steady and get students out in four years in the California State University and University of California systems.SB15, co-introduced by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, will give an additional $342 million to higher education, according...

New scholarship helps middle-income students

Nathan Lehmann

February 3, 2014

A new financial aid scholarship geared toward helping students from middle-class backgrounds is in early stages of development for implementation in the next academic year. Undergraduate students attending a California State University or University of California are eligible for the Middle Class Sc...

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