OPINION: Cal Grant requires aid increase

California Community Colleges should expand the Cal Grant program that gives to more than 300,000 students a year. The California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors voted to formally ask the next Legislature and governor to expand the Cal Grant in their 2019-2020 Budget and Legislative Request published in September.

November 10, 2018
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Latest budget cuts affect student resources on campus: Meeting focuses on budget restoration

by Gustavo Buenrostro Restoring the budget for the computer labs was a topic of discussion at the meeting for student funds held Monday in the G1 administration building. Early in the semester, budget cuts affected labs and other student services, prompting Vice President of Academic Affairs Ruben Arenas to call a meeting to discuss the funding for the labs. Arenas said there may be money in the general or Basic…

October 25, 2017
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3D team questions ELAC’s budget

December 4, 2014

By Stephanie Garibay The 3D team came together to discuss whether or not East Los Angeles College’s financial resources are being used sufficiently. Each year, the school is given an annual budget by the state of California. This budget is used to support and sustain student-learning programs. The accreditation commission has specific expectations for every community college related to financial resources. The school is expected to manage the resources with…

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Taxes aim to benefit students

By Amanda Rodarte  The California Education and Resource Reinvestment Act Senate Bill 241 will benefit all college students in California. SB 241 will increase tax rates in oil companies to fund higher education. The bill would require that every oil company that pulls resources from Californian grounds or water would pay a 9.5 percent extraction tax. Education has been a much needed and neglected resource in the state of  California…

May 21, 2014
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May Revision plans for affordable education

May 17, 2014

By Margarita Cancino and Maria C. Isidoro Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise proposal will give students the opportunity to afford school and graduate with minimal financial stress.  The 2014-15 State Budget proposal was announced yesterday morning. It includes a one-time increase of $50 million from Proposition 98’s General Fund, which is the annual funding provided to public schools and colleges in California. The May Revise promises to strengthen and expand student success…

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May Revise gives money to education

May 15, 2014

    By Jose Cazares A slowly recovering economy and a strong stock market have made it easier for the state to pay off some of its debt and direct more money back to education. Governor Brown released a revised version of his proposed budget for 2014-2015 last Tuesday. Brown announced an increase of $10,852,427 from last year’s budget. He proposed a total budget of  $156,152,434 and set aside $12,877,279…

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Tax initiative can help stop budget cuts

Editorial Students at East Los Angeles College have seen rising unit fees, new registration restrictions, and now a $5-9 million reduction to the 2012-13 budget. Additionally, the state has increased the cost to attend Cal State and University of California and added limitations on Cal Grants, and the punches keep coming. Specifically, the changes that await ELAC students are significant. In fact, out of the nine Los Angeles Community College District schools,…

May 23, 2012
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