Outreach to Low-Income Students Pays Off


The New York Times applauds UCSB on its availability and affordability for low-income students, but some students urge that there is still much more work for the university to do

A.S. Forum Examines Proposed Changes to Financial Aid, Health Insurance


Associated Students hosted a student forum yesterday at the Pardall Center to discuss the Financial Aid Office’s recent proposal to reduce financial aid grants for students who waive out of Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI).

Waive Goodbye to Your Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office has recently proposed a plan to reduce financial aid benefits to students who waive the Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI) for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Senate Considers iClicker Rental

Off-Campus Senator Brandon Lee listens as different topics are presented, such as the proposal to update the campus recycling bins. Brendan Mansfield/Daily Nexus

Associated Students gathered in the UCen to discuss topics such as reduced financial aid and an iClicker borrowing program

Tuition Hike Plans Draw Controversy

The UC Board of Regents will meet at UC San Francisco Mission Bay next week, on Nov. 19, to discuss a proposed tuition increase of as much as five percent annually for the next five years, depending on the level of state funding the UC receives over the next four years.

Office of Financial Aid Assures That Students Most Likely Not to Be Effected by Federal Shutdown

In light of the recent government shutdown, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships announced Tuesday there will most likely “not be a negative impact on educational services and financial aid programs,” although the UC may experience cuts in the face of a prolonged government shutdown. The statement also said the UC will do everything […]

Updated FASFA Application Provides More Options For 2014-15 Students

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced several changes to the language of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, including options for unmarried parents living together and gender neutral terminology. These alterations will first appear on the 2014-15 FAFSA, with options for “Parent 1 (father/mother/stepparent),” “Parent 2 (father/mother/stepparent)” and “unmarried and both parents […]

Q&A With Armen: A.S. President Talks About Rally on State Budgets, Prop. 30, Financial Aid

Protest courtesy of Jonathan D. Rodgers-2

Yesterday roughly 5,000 students from the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems joined forces to protest at the State Capitol in Sacramento, addressing ongoing budgetary concerns and other issues in public higher education. Organizations including UC Student Association, Cal State Student Association and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges […]

Financial Aid Office To Reassess Student Support for Hurricane Victims

Last Friday, the UCSB Financial Aid and Scholarships Office announced that it will reassess financial aid provisions for students affected by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. The effort — which will be made with the assistance of the UCSB Alumni Association — has so far included emails to an estimated 45 students who currently receive […]

Students Rally For State to Consider Part of Dream Act

UC students campaigned last week to encourage 39th District State Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes to pass a bill granting undocumented students equal access to state financial aid at California public universities. Students made calls to Fuentes, the state legislature Appropriations Committee Chair, to request his help in passing AB 131 — a legislative component of the […]