BOG waiver raises academic requirements

FAST FACTS Requirement changes to BOG fee waiver  Students must have a 2.0 GPA and complete at least 50 percent of the units attempted per semester starting in the Fall 2015 academic year. Requirement changes to student loans The U.S. Department of Education will stop paying interest on subsidized loans if the student exceeds the maximum period in their academic program. Alternatives to student loans Students can avoid loans by…

May 6, 2015

Officials aim to improve student success

By Sergio Berrueta Improving student graduation rates and transfers to four-year universities was the topic of discussion among California states and district officials for community colleges August 28. California Community Colleges Chancellor Dr. Brice W. Harris was in attendance to speak about the long-term success goals of state colleges. One major goal set by the Board of California Community Colleges is to have roughly a quarter of a  million students…

September 17, 2014

Additional enrollment limitations to hit California’s community colleges

By Megan Perry The Board of Governors approved new Title 5 regulations, which will establish another restriction for students’ enrollment priority at California’s community colleges. Students will now face another limitation on enrollment priorities, along with the budget cuts and the three-attempt rule. The Board of Governors said they adopted the new regulations as a means to improve student success. One component of the Board of Governors’ adopted  regulations is that continuing…

September 27, 2012