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Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Carson Predovich and David Molina

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If there is one thing that most college students across the nation can agree upon, it’s that they hate the cost of tuition. Many students graduate with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, and tuition is the main source of that debt.One important thing to note about college tuition is that it v...

Loans for the holidays

Loans for the holidays

December 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As students begin to head home for the holidays to spend time with family, they are most likely going to be bombarded with the same questions as every year. They are asked about school, significant others, social lives, post-graduation plans and finances covering everything in and out of college. Now,...

Delay debt dread until after graduation

Delay debt dread until after graduation

Megan Mann

March 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By the end of my college career, I will have accumulated about $40,000 in debt from loans. Seem like a pretty high number? A lot of my friends can't even fathom how one racks up so much debt without any credit cards or cute shoes to show for it. Unfortunately, this is the price I'll be paying for my ...

Obama proposes plan to make community college free

Obama proposes plan to make community college free

Michael Mcclurg

February 2, 2015


Filed under News

President Barack Obama rolled out a bold proposal during his State of the Union address: make the first two years of community college completely free. To be eligible for the program, called America's College Promise, students would need to be a part-time or full-time student, have at least a 2.5...

Federal aid application now recognizes same-sex parents

Federal aid application now 
recognizes same-sex parents

Enrique Raymundo

February 4, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been updated to feature language that is more inclusive of those with same-sex parents.Previously, students could only list one parent on the application if their parents were in a same-sex relationship, married or otherwise, according to a press release on the federal aid website. The U.S...

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