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Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Carson Predovich and David Molina // September 26, 2016

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...

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Loans for the holidays

December 13, 2015

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...

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Delay debt dread until after graduation

Megan Mann // March 10, 2015

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...

Sophomore criminal justice major Nick Delariva has received help with paying for college through federal financial aid programs. He said it is unlikely he would be able to go to school without the assistance. Photo credit: Michael Mcclurg

Obama proposes plan to make community college free

Michael Mcclurg // February 2, 2015

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...

Kentiner David, assistant director of the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, explains that changes to FAFSA may not benefit some students.Photo credit: Enrique Raymundo

Federal aid application now recognizes same-sex parents

Enrique Raymundo // February 4, 2014

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...

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