Government Act to help Students’ Financial Aid

By Javier Lopez The benefits of making four-year public universities and colleges tuition free could increase the amount of students who attend/ graduate college. The College for All Act could make college free. The Act is meant to eliminate undergraduate tuition; making higher education free for students. Educating the youth would help increase the success rate of low income students and encourage others to pursue a higher education. The Act…

September 27, 2015
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Students encouraged to check financial aid limits

  By Diego Olivares Students enrolling at East Los Angeles College need to plan how they use their financial aid before it reaches its limits. New and returning students depend on financial aid to help with problemss such as lack of employment or need of extra cash. One mistake students make is believing that financial aid grants them unlimited funds. The truth of the matter is that financial aid does…

September 22, 2015
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Students fail to apply for financial aid

May 21, 2015

By Evanee Taylor The Financial Aid Department has no problem funding students who need extra help to get through the school year. However, many students miss out on this opportunity. Students are missing out on the free funds primarily due to not applying for FASFA on time or at all. According to the financial aid office, many students fail to apply for FASFA, missing out on an opportunity to receive…

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Students should take advantage of financial aid resources

By Alexa Santana The Financial Aid Department provides students with the resources they need, but students are not taking advantage these resources. Students failed to attend the last financial aid town hall meeting, that provided important information about the upcoming school year. Starting in the fall there will be adjustments to the Board of Governor’s Fee waiver that many students use to  pay for tuition. Students will need to keep…

April 30, 2015
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News Briefs March 11, 2015

Evacuation Drill The Sheriffís Department and Administrative Services will conduct a campus-wide evacuation drill today at 10:15 a.m. The drill will last approximately 10 minutes.   Town Hall Meeting An informal financial aid meeting will be held at the E1-Parking Area, Tuesday at noon to answer questions students and faculty have about financial aid.   Blood Drive There will be a blood drive by the Lunch Truck and Free Speech…

March 12, 2015
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Financial aid delays hurt students

By Jesus Figueroa Financial aid is a resource many community college students use to help alleviate the financial needs that come with a higher education —school supplies, books and transportation — but it’s not an easy process to receive the funds. College students need the financial aid reimbursement money to help pay for books, meals or transportation, but with the process being slow and or troublesome, it becomes money which…

March 2, 2015
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Undocumented students access to Cal Grant not popular

November 27, 2012

By Andrea Gonzalez Here at East Los Angeles College as well as other colleges, undocumented students struggle every semester to pay their tuition because they do not have access to financial aid. However, starting next year, undocumented students will be able to request the Cal Grant due to the California Dream Act. The California Dream Act gives undocumented students who meet certain requirements the opportunity to apply for this aid….

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Students squander FAFSA funds

By Bonnie Regaldo For plenty of years students have been used the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  to help out with school expenses. Those who qualify, know that it’s a relief knowing their needs for school will be taken care of with the money they have qualified for.  The money received should most likely go to school expenses, assuming that is the reason they signed up for it in…

May 16, 2012
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