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California vows to sue over Dreamers: ‘Trump Administration has violated the Constitution’
California Democrats blistered President Donald Trump and vowed swift action in response to his decision Tuesday to phase out legal protections for more than 200,000 young …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

‘Free college’ is a new rallying cry in California
When State University of New York and City University of New York students return to campus this fall, tens of thousands of low-income …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

U.S. Department of Education Reaches Settlement with DeVry University Over Job Placement Claims
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a settlement agreement with DeVry University (DeVry), a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group Inc., resolving the Department’s charge …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Former DeVry Dean to Police Fraud in Higher Education
The Trump administration has selected a former dean of the for-profit DeVry University to head a unit within the Department of Education …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Community College Connects Calif. Residents to Job Openings
In his late 40s, Stephan Garcia decided he wanted to change his life. “It gets to a point where a person realizes, ‘Hey, you’re either going to perish out here on these streets …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

IRS plans to revive FAFSA student loan tool on October 1
The Internal Revenue Service will be bringing back its IRS Data Retrieval Tool on October 1 for people applying for federal student aid …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

‘Reverse transfer’ may help students get their associate degrees
The North Dakota University System has a new initiative to help college students increase their degree completion …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Report: 15+ Hours of Work Per Week Can Hold Students Back
A report from the ACT Center for Equity in Learning finds that working more than 15 hours per week can be detrimental to the academic success of college students …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

How can higher ed institutions increase access for high-achieving, low-income students
A new report from the Jack Kent Coolke Foundation found well-off students outnumber their low-income peers at selective colleges 24:1. …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

11 Research Universities Start Aid Initiative
A consortium of research universities announced today that it is starting a new initiative to provide students with grants that help them face financial …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Grants Roundup: Gates and Kresge Funds Team on $13 Million Ed Network
$13 million to create the Strong Start to Finish network, which is designed to increase the number of low-income and minority students who complete math …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

California colleges full of hungry students
That old line about getting college students to attend events on campus by offering free pizza is no joke for some young people these days …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17

Students Without Food
Some community college students have struggled with access to food — a previously documented trend that has now been quantified on a national scale in a new report released Tuesday …READ MORE

Posted: 09-07-17
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Important news Articles – 2014

University of California Reports Record High Number of UC Applicants for Fall 2015
December 11, 2014 – The number of high school seniors applying for 2015 freshman admission to the University of California rose by 6.5 percent over last year, the 11th consecutive year of record high numbers of applicants, according to preliminary data released today (Dec. 11). Data collected from the application cycle that closed Nov. 30 …READ MORE

Posted: 12-26-14

Latinos lead the way in applying for admission to California state universities
A plan to raise fees at the University of California system doesn’t seem to be deterring prospective students and the system has again received a record number of applications for undergraduate admission. According to preliminary data released Thursday the number of high school seniors applying for 2015 freshman admission to the University of California rose by 6.5 percent over last year. …READ MORE

Posted: 12-26-14

California State University, Los Angeles is First CSU Campus to Deploy Aruba Networks Full Gigabit Wi-Fi Infrastructure
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) today announced that California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State L.A.), which has been recognized as one of the top 20 comprehensive universities in the United States by Washington Monthly, has deployed a campus-wide Aruba Gigabit Wi-Fi network. …READ MORE

Posted: 12-26-14

Life Hacks: FAFSA Edition
Set your alarm for 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1st Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1 to maximize your chances of qualifying for financial aid. Some funds, including grants, are awarded first-come, first-served. Some school and state financial aid deadlines are as earlyas February. They may also require additional applications. …READ MORE

Posted: 12-26-14

Sen. De Leon removes panel staffers who questioned his legislation
In yet another shakeup in the state Senate, new President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) has removed the top staff from a Senate committee that last session blocked one of his priority bills. De Leon, who took over leadership of the Senate in October, has this week terminated Kellie Smith as chief consultant of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee. …READ MORE

Posted: 12-26-14

FAFSA application tips for students with undocumented parents
Living with undocumented parents often means growing up with the fear that you or your parents may be separated at any moment. But it also means that some seemingly normal tasks, such as filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, become even more complicated. Students seeking financial aid for college should always fill out the FAFSA. …READ MORE

Posted: 12-26-14