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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....

Financial aid leaves middle-class students behind

Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy

March 12, 2014

There was a time, in a galaxy far, far away, when the words "public education" meant more than they do now. Putting the word public next to an institution's name used to mean that it was accessible and affordable to the largest group of applicants, different from a private university.But at some poin...

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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