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)” [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 — [...]