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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Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act, which requires at least a 30-day notification for a proposed tuition increase and a minimum 90-day period before adoption of a proposed tuition increase in the UC and CSU systems. The bill, labeled AB 970, [...]
Yesterday’s UC Board of Regents meeting in Sacramento was interrupted by student protesters as the board prepared to discuss a potential tuition increase. Students dressed in mock prison jumpsuits circled the room and sang about the woes of “working on the chain gang,” analogizing students’ “imprisonment” by debt and compelling [...]
Approximately 30 Santa Monica College students were pepper sprayed and two hospitalized on Tuesday while protesting a Board of Trustees meeting discussing fee increases on non state-subsidized courses. Roughly 100 students gathered in the SMC Business Board Room to voice concerns during the board meeting’s public comment session. Campus police [...]
Last week, the state of California granted students at Oakland Unity High School and the Life Academy of Health and Bioscience permission to begin collecting signatures for their proposed ballot initiative that aims to completely eliminate tuition and fees from California public universities. The initiative intends to make attending a [...]