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Text Your Way to College
Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors make bad choices about where — or whether — to go to college ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Counseling leader says many students unserved; urges early start to college planning
This has been a busy season for Eric Blanco, a high school counselor at Ernest Righetti High School, his own alma mater in Santa Maria ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Brown proposes more higher ed funding, but phasing out the middle class scholarships
Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 budget proposals for higher education continue his campaign for more efficiency and access at California’s public college and universities ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Hindu community urges California schools to recognize Diwali holiday
The Hindu community is hoping that schools throughout California will take action to declare an official holiday on Diwali ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Average college degree pays off by age 34
It takes an average of 12 years to recoup the cost of getting your Bachelor's degree, according to a new report from The College Board ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

College Education Linked to Higher Pay, Job Security, Healthier Behaviors and More Civic Involvement: New College Board Report
Individuals with higher education levels earn more, pay more taxes, and are more likely than others to be employed and to have job benefits such as retirement and health insurance ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Union strike planned at 10 University of California campuses
Statewide strike is planned at all University of California campuses, the Teamsters Local 2010 union announced Friday in a statement ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Effects of food and housing insecurities on community college students illuminated by CCEAL report
A new study by the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) at San Diego State University found that approximately one-third ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

College creates career center dedicated to helping career technical education students
A broken-down car or unreliable childcare can make the difference between completing a certificate program and getting a good job or continuing the cycle ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

An American fault line: High school-only grads left behind
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Why 'Dreamers' at UC should feel very lucky
When María Blanco took a new job at the end of 2014, no one knew that a billionaire reality TV star would launch a long-shot presidential bid by disparaging Mexican Americans ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17

Dear Betsy
The record of Betsy DeVos as an activist and advocate on K-12 education has been picked over for more than a month ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-18-17


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Despite immigration policy, higher ed leaders stand with Dreamers
Few things are more important to the future of California than increasing the number of college Graduates ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Transfer Students Deserve Better Road Maps
The challenges that face community-college students who want a four-year degree are well documented ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Meet the educators trying to fix California’s ‘broken’ remedial education system
Like thousands of other students at West L.A. College in Culver City, Isaac Elimimian had to take a test to help determine if he was ready to do college level work ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

CSU signs deal to record, broadcast classroom lectures
Instead of taking notes during class, college students at the nearly two dozen campuses in the California State University system ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Education Partnership Providing Pipeline for Success in Los Angeles
An innovative partnership on the east side of Los Angeles, which brings together California State, Los Angeles; East Los Angeles Community College ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Education issues to watch in 2017 – and predictions of what to expect
The first week in January is like the first day of spring training: Everyone’s an expert on predicting what Gov. Jerry Brown will sign ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

With Gonzalez-Fletcher nuptials, a San Diego power couple make it official
Most guests arrived at the downtowm San Diego hotel believing they were attendindg a 40th birthday party for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Univision’s latest drama is behind the scenes: It’s losing young Latino viewers to the competition
Spanish-language television giant Univision Communications long has towered over its rivals ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Debate underway on CSU & UC tuition increase proposals: students proteting
Early skirmishes have begun already on tentative proposals to increase tuition at California’s two massive public university systems ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-09-17

Database shows FAFSA application totals
State education chief Tom Torlakson on Wednesday urged school districts to declare themselves “safe havens” that avoid seeking the immigration ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

California schools chief wants districts to ignore immigration status as ‘safe havens’
State education chief Tom Torlakson on Wednesday urged school districts to declare themselves “safe havens” that avoid seeking the immigration ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

States Beef Up School Counseling Corps
Several states are making investments to build their corps of school counselors in the wake of mounting, quantifiable evidence that counseling support ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

State awards $20 million in grants to help more school employees become teachers
Twenty-five California school districts and county offices of education will share $20 million in state grants to help their support staff earn teaching credentials ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

DeVry University students to benefit from $100 million FTC settlement
For the third time in two years, a large for-profit college has faced charges of defrauding its students ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Where have California’s black college students gone?
Since graduating from Sacramento's Sheldon High School in May, the 18-year-old has been working and weighing the options for continuing his education. ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Border Patrol figures show huge drop in Mexicans illegally crossing into California
Enough people were caught trying to illegally cross the border from Mexico to California in 1996 to outnumber the population of the city of Sacramento ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Column: Another university flunks the free-speech test
Universities love to portray themselves as havens of open discourse. Lately, however, some have shown themselves to be pusillanimous weaklings ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Survey: Millennials Want More Student Loan Assistance, Benefits From Employers
Millennial employees are increasingly looking to their employers for help managing their student loan debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 01-03-17

Responding to Trump, LA creates $10 million legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation
Los Angeles city and county leaders on Monday unveiled a $10-million fund to provide legal assistance for residents facing deportation ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Record Number Apply to University of CA, Latinos are Highest Share
A record number of young people applied to the competitive University of California system, with Latinos seeing the largest share of applicants ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Colleges are still cutting deals with wall street to peddle debit cards to students
Banks are still peddling accounts riddled with fees to college students, taking advantage of a loophole in regulations meant to ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

HUD Helping Students in Public Housing with FAFSA
Students in public housing in nine cities are set to get “education navigators” to help them fill out the often onerous form known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

These UCs accepted the most students from San Francisco public high schools
The University of California released its admissions data for the fall 2015 term and revealed which UC campuses accepted the most students ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Feds resolved nearly 100 civil rights complaints in California schools in 2016
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said it resolved nearly 100 allegations of civil rights violations ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Looking for Low-Income Students
A new effort to enroll low- and moderate-income undergraduates at colleges and universities with high graduation rates ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

For Middle Income College Students a Rising Dilemma
Many are too poor to write a check for college, but too rich to qualify for aid. With a federal solution looking unlikely, states like California ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

For Middle Income College Students a Rising Dilemma
Many are too poor to write a check for college, but too rich to qualify for aid. With a federal solution looking unlikely, states like California ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Most high school students aren’t applying for financial aid, study says
On average, less than half of high school students actually complete their financial aid forms, which means they could be losing out on money for college ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Growth of career programs emphasizing hands-on learning offers students new opportunities
Angelica Verde, a senior at Tustin High in Orange County, spent last summer immersed in her dream internship, shadowing engineers ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Each GPA point dropped in high school cuts a student’s chances of graduating from college by 50%
Exactly how much does a student’s performance in high school affect his or her later chances of success? ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Report: A third of community college students face housing challenge
Since learning in September that they’d won a $10 million grant to create an innovative “school of the future,” Vista High School educators ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

New Version Proposal to Regulate Endowments
Representative Tom Reed has announced a new version of his plan to regulate endowments and push colleges to provide more student aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Grads’ Earnings Can Contribute to Community College Decisions
Students interested in a career training program now have more information in making that educational investment decision ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Final rules for k-12 standardized testing released
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to reduce test-taking in America's classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Simi man continues service on student aid commission
William Gregory Sawyer, vice president of student affairs at California State University Channel Islands since 2002, has been reappointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Cal-SOAP Honoring Bob Keatinge
At the end of the 2015-2016 School year, Bob Keatinge announced he would be retiring and stepping down from the Cal-SOAP Governing Board ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Bob Keatinge Honored for 32 Years of Commitment to Santa Barbara Cal-SOAP
The Santa Barbara California Student Opportunities and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), a program that helps underserved and underrepresented students ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

California Leaders Prepare to Fight Trump Administration
California’s most powerful elected officials are looking for ways to block President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

Thomas Sowell Calls Diversity in Higher Ed a Fraud
The great Thomas Sowell has written a new column which focuses on diversity in higher education as a meaningless buzz word ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-23-16

‘End of an era’: Field Poll closes after 70 years
SACRAMENTO — After nearly 70 years of tracking public opinion on elections, the Field Poll is closing ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Californians rate public colleges highly and back giving them more state dollars, survey shows
Most Californians give high marks to their public universities and colleges but worry they are too expensive ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

State court upholds UC tuition, aid for immigrants here illegally
A state appeals court says the University of California Board of Regents acted legally in allowing unauthorized immigrants living in the state to pay the same tuition levels as other residents ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Community objects to San Diego schools’ new approach for immigrant students
Justin Mandich, a junior environmental science student, shops for pasta sauce, noodles and breakfast food earlier this month at the Food Pantry at UC Berkeley’s MLK Student Union ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Homework, but no home: How Bay Area housing costs effect some UC Berkeley students
Justin Mandich, a junior environmental science student, shops for pasta sauce, noodles and breakfast food earlier this month at the Food Pantry at UC Berkeley’s MLK Student Union ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Homeless U: First Shelter Just for College Students Opens Its Doors
When James de la Nueve got in a fight with his dad last summer and got kicked out of the house, he found himself living on the streets of Los Angeles ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

If feds try to ID deportable immigrants using Cal data, state will block access
Ever since Maribel Solache began teaching her own version of driver's ed in Spanish two years ago, the classes—held around San Diego County —have been jammed ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Profane email prompts probe of California Department of Education worker
California education officials said Tuesday that they are investigating a staff member for allegedly sending inappropriate emails ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

California’s new Legislature has biggest gender gap in quarter century
The new Legislature will have fewer female lawmakers than any since the early 1990s ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Sen. Marty Block appointed to Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
Marty Block, a state senator from San Diego who, under great political pressure, decided not to seek a second term ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Young men outnumbered in college readiness efforts; more male recruits sought
A persistent gender gap is troubling many community and school-based programs in California that seek to move low-income ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Report: Fresno ‘an exemplar city’ when it comes to helping students get financial aid
High school seniors in Fresno are more likely than their peers across the country to apply for financial aid opportunities for college ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

A teacher wore a Black Lives Matter pin to class. Now he is banned from a Clovis school
David Roberts, a 75-year-old substitute teacher, went to work last month at Clovis West High wearing a Black Lives Matter button on his shirt pocket ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Use of Private Loans by Postsecondary students: 2003-04 – 2011-12
Using data from 2011–12, this Statistics in Brief updates and expands on a previous National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) study ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

FAFSA Completion Rates Vary Widely by City
FAFSA Completion Rates in 68 U.S. Cities for the High School Class of 2015 ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Video: Building a Network to Help First-Generation Students Succeed
"To help low-income and first-generation students succeed, build them a network, says Carl Strikwerda, president of Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

What Universities Are Doing to Protect Their Undocumented Students
"Until the early hours of Nov. 9, Sylvia Gomez felt like she was finally getting ahead. Now a junior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, Ms. Gomez, an undocumented ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Tuition Revenue Growth Projected for Private Colleges
"Private colleges and universities are expected to post higher net tuition revenue growth than their public counterparts in the 2017 fiscal year ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

Yes, the US Has Apprenticeships – But They Probably Aren’t What You Think
"In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama said, 'Tonight, I'm also asking more businesses to follow the lead of companies like CVS and UPS, and offer more education ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-12-16

For-profit colleges expect fortunes to improve under Trump
BOSTON — After nearing collapse under the Obama administration, the for-profit college industry is celebrating Donald Trump’s election as a chance for a rebound ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Gov. Brown taps California’s Rep. Xavier Becerra to be state’s first Latino attorney general
Gov. Jerry Brown has tapped House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) to be the next attorney general of California ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Graham preparing “Dreamers’ bill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is readying legislation that would extend legal protections for previously undocumented immigrants who came here as children ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

University of Maine woos Californians with in-state tuition offer
Worried there’s not enough room at the University of California? If you have the grades, a school on the opposite coast will welcome you with open arms — at a big discount ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Joint Federal Guidelines on Low-Income Students
Federal agencies must do more to coordinate public benefits so that low-income students can access and complete college ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

The Opinion Pages: The Truth About Young Immigrants and DACA
OAKLAND, Calif. — Maybe you’ve heard this story line before. With the blithe stroke of a pen and without congressional approval, President Obama gave legal status ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

California faces ‘skills gap’ that colleges aren’t closing
The Public Policy Institute of California analyzes dozens of pithy issues, but sitting atop its priority list is the state’s troubled higher education system. ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

President-elect leaves futures of undocumented students up in the air
In the wake of this year’s presidential election, immigration status is on the mind of many undocumented students here at PCC ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

California colleges fear immigration changes, defend aid to undocumented
US Santa Cruz junior Lalo Mendez has felt a swirl of emotions since the election of Donald J. Trump as U.S. president ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

UC won’t assist federal agents in immigration actions against students
The University of California announced sweeping actions Wednesday to protect its students who came into the country illegally ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Governor Brown Announces Appointments
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

College Courses in High School
Community colleges across Texas are finding tens of thousands of high school students who are eager to take free dual-credit courses ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

California vs. Trump: Angst in higher education
In an effort to reassure thousands of worried young people, leaders of California’s enormous system of public and private higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Post-Election: What Educators Can Do to Support Undocumented Students
Ask your individual school, district and educational system to: 1) Release statements directly supporting undocumented students ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Post-Election: What Educators Can Do to Support Undocumented Students
Ask your individual school, district and educational system to: 1) Release statements directly supporting undocumented students ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Private Colleges that Accept Undocumented Students as Domestic Students
As you look for colleges to apply to, we know that it is helpful to know which schools admit and financially support undocumented students ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

#With DACA: In Defense of DACA
More than 90 college and university presidents have signed a statement calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Newsom Meets with San Francisco Fearful After Election
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco school officials ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Mentorship program aims to boost graduation rates and cut crime
A collaborative Merced County program is using mentoring in an effort to improve high school graduation rates and decrease crime. ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

At Georgia State, more black students graduate each year than at any other U.S. college
ALANTA — Stress is as familiar to college students as fast food and sleep deprivation ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Being Watched
A new website is asking students and others to “expose and document” professors who “discriminate against conservative students ...READ MORE

Posted: 12-02-16

Trump just laid out pretty radical student debt plan
Donald Trump is promising the most liberal student loan repayment plan since the inception of the federal financial aid program ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Central Valley Promise to provide free semester of community college
Starting in 2018, students in five central San Joaquin Valley school districts – including Fresno Unified ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Poverty crosses party lines
This general election season, the major-party presidential candidates haven’t talked much about poverty ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Federal Student Aid Enforcement Office Report on Borrower Defense
This is the first periodic report of the Federal Student Aid (“FSA”) Enforcement Office regarding the work of its Borrower Defense Unit (“BD Unit”) ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Borrower Defense Final Regulations: Summary of Major Provisions
The final regulations clarify how the Department will determine debt relief for borrowers ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Push for Year-Round Pell
A large group of congressional Democrats last week joined a chorus of higher education associations and consumer advocates ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

California’s Community College 4-Year Degree Program May Expand
More California community colleges may soon offer four-year degrees programs, even in highly competitive fields like nursing or electrical engineering ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Vota! Movement takes the youth to action
As you are driving down Highway 99 and you notice a sign that reads VOTE in big red letters ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Vota! Movement takes the youth to action
As you are driving down Highway 99 and you notice a sign that reads VOTE in big red letters ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Cal State board considering tuition hike
Cal State students next year might see the first tuition increase systemwide in more than five years ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Timeline: 50 Years of Higher Education
This special issue of The Chronicle offers some of the best and most representative journalism of our first 50 years ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Push for Year-Round Pell
Democrats, higher education groups and consumer advocates renew their push for Congress to restore year-round Pell Grants and strengthen the program ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Community college students need more help transferring to Cal State campuses, report finds
To many students at California’s community colleges are confused about how to transfer to a California State University campus ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Paying for college: New financial aid process gives students earlier answer to what they can afford
On a rainy Thursday evening, Jorge Padrón came to his high school library on a mission ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Redefining student success
Fewer than 40 percent of our nation's undergraduates complete a college degree within six years ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Curriculum of Israel Hatred on U of California Campuses
Schools in the University of California system are “hotspots” for anti-Semitism, according to a recent study conducted by Brandeis University ...READ MORE

Posted: 11-15-16

Students can begin applying earlier for college financial aid
Students and families will get three extra months to work on their application for financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

California college debt low, but growing quickly
College graduates of the class of 2015 left campus with an average of $30,000 in student debt ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

Growing Racial Disparities in Student Debt
A new study released by the Brookings Institution finds disparities in student debt levels for black and white borrowers ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

Student Aid Commission Announces Early Financial Aid Filing
Effective this year, current and prospective college students and their families may complete and submit their FAFSA and CADAA applications as early as Oct. 1 ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

12 more New York City schools will experiment with admissions rules to boost diversity
A dozen New York City schools have joined a pilot admissions initiative to promote student diversity ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

30 Tennessee high schools getting specially trained college advisers
Thirty specially trained college advisers are fanning out into high schools across Tennessee next week as part of the latest high-profile move by Gov. Bill Haslam ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

California’s largest state worker union to vote on strike
SEIU Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker has called for a strike vote of the union’s 95,000 members ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

Student Loans: Don’t Call it a Crisis
Lyndon Johnson didn’t invent student loans, but he probably was the most influential student borrower ever. When he graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1930, he had $275 in debt ($3,900 in today’s dollars) ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

Time to submit GPAs for FAFSA
Starting this year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and California Dream Act Application will become available Oct. 1, ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

Many UC workers struggle to feed themselves and their families, study shows
Seven in 10 University of California workers in clerical, administrative and support services struggle to put adequate food on the table, according to a new Occidental College study. ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-24-16

NCAN Study Confirms Lack of Awareness about Student Aid for College
Almost all low-income students are eligible to receive federal grant aid for college, but NCAN members are well aware of how challenging it is to get students to apply ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

California Law Expands K-12 Computer Science Education
Earlier this week, the governor of California signed a bill into law that aligns with the White House’s Computer Science for All (CSforAll) initiative ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Google Search Results to Include Student Outcomes Data from College Scorecard
Next time users search for a college or university in Google, they’ll get more than a map and logo for the institution in the right-hand side of their browser ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Sprint to Offer 1M Low-Income Students Free Devices, Data
The Internet is a blessing to many a school-aged kid trying to get through the night's homework assignment, but what if your home has no Internet access? ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

New Report: Nearly 25% of College Students are Hungry
A significant number of college students -- 22 percent -- have very low levels of food security, which can make classwork more difficult ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

For the first time, financial literacy will be required part of Washington’s school curriculum
Financial education hasn’t always been a priority in Washington schools ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Rebecca Beland, John McNaught
Rebecca Elyse Carlos Beland and John Daniel McNaught were married Oct. 8 in Warrenton, Va. The Rev. Benjamin W. Maas, an Episcopal priest, ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Assuring Needy Groups of Students Aren’t Overlooked
The school improvement debate is often centered on the lowest-performing schools ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Assuring Needy Groups of Students Aren’t Overlooked
The school improvement debate is often centered on the lowest-performing schools ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

A Social-Justice Agenda for Community College
Eloy Oakley sees expanding access to traditionally underserved communities as an economic imperative for the state and nation ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Income, racial gaps remain in higher education, report finds
A new national higher education report revealed despite progress in educational attainment, graduation rates and the achievement gap continue to hold students back ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Frontline: Race, Class and Equity
"Paying the Price" author Sara Goldrick-Rab talks about the financial burdens college students face and discusses ways to improve access to higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Sara Goldrick-Rab Interview, author of the book “Paying the Price”
"Paying the Price" author Sara Goldrick-Rab talks about the financial burdens college students face and discusses ways to improve access to higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

37% of California High School Students Don’t Complete a FAFSA
More than one-third of California high school students did not complete or submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in the 2014 application cycle ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

How Students Missed Out on $2.7 Billion in Free FAFSA College Aid
High school graduates missed out on as much as $2.7 billion in free federal grant money in the past academic year ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

More Aid for the Needy
The percentage of students receiving federal Pell Grants has grown as incomes have fallen ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

A groundbreaking homeless shelter for college students in Santa Monica hits a snag
The Rev. Eric Shafer interrupted me before I could even get my first sentence out. “I understand you are opening a shelter for homeless college stu—” ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Financial aid has traditionally been seen as a lifeline for poor students at public colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Why Do Republicans Hate Higher Education
A new survey from the Pew Research Center offers some statistics on elements of political culture a lot of us already knew ...READ MORE

Posted: 10-19-16

Governor Brown Announces Appointments
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

The Challenge of Equipping California’s Latinos with Bachelor’s Degrees
Despite making up a growing proportion of California’s population, Latinos are less likely than whites, Asians, and blacks ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

U.S. plans to let some colleges experiment with required counseling for borrowers
WASHINGTON -- College students who take out federal loans are required to receive counseling ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

Bending Religious Colleges to Secular Rules
Faith-based colleges—and religious liberty broadly—face an uncertain future in California ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

Incoming community college chief wants to increase full-time enrollments and graduation rates
Overhauling financial aid policies to encourage more community college students to enroll full-time ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

State Financial Aid: Applying redesign principles through state engagement
College is increasingly expensive for students, but states have an important policy tool to help defray the costs ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

A Commonsense Change for Low-Income Students: Excluding Pell as Taxable Income
On July 13, Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced HR 5764, a bipartisan bill that would exclude all federal Pell Grant funds from taxable income ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

New Presidents at Two Community Colleges This Fall
Meet the new presidents of College of Alameda and Berkeley City College ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

State funding cuts during the recession still shortchanging Cal State students, officials say
State budget cuts have left California State University with about 19% less in funding to spend per student ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

University of California ramps up rules for executives seeking external corporate positions
The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday approved more stringent moonlighting rules regarding executives ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

University of California may curb 'study abroad' program after student deaths
The University of California could curb some of its 'study abroad' programs as the deaths of two UC Berkeley students overseas ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

The role of higher education in entrepreneurship
The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report recently published rankings of university entrepreneurship ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-27-16

Financial aid director tapped to serve on student aid commission’s advisory board
Patrick Register, director of the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, was selected in June to serve on the California Student Aid Commission’s Financial Aid Advisory Board ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

California to offer four-year degrees at community colleges
California is preparing to launch four-year degree offerings at some of its community colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Sharon Runner, longtime GOP lawmaker, dies at 62
State Sen. Sharon Runner, a longtime legislator who championed a sweeping law that targeted sex offenders and then battled back into political life after failing health, died Thursday ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

UC Berkeley chancellor under investigation for alleged misuse of public funds, personal use of campus athletic trainer
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is under university investigation for the alleged misuse of public funds for travel and the personal use of a campus fitness trainer ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

1 in 5 University of California students struggles with hunger, study finds
A sobering new University of California survey found that nearly 1 in 5 of its students had gone hungry in the past year and that another 23 percent also were "food insecure" ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Students at three Sacramento area for-profit schools could lose financial aid
Students attending three Sacramento area for-profit colleges stand to lose financial aid if the federal government shuts down their accrediting agency ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

University of California in denial over damage it did
In March, state Auditor Elaine Howle released one of the harshest audits of a major state institution in decades ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

U.S. DOE: Fourth Report of the Special master for Borrower Defense to the Under Secretary
This is my fourth and final report as Special Master to the United States Department of Education (the Department or ED) ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Fear No FAFSA: H.R. 5528 – Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act
The bill seeks to implement reforms to the federal student aid process by ensuring that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Expanding financial oversight of colleges
The Obama administration has proposed a new accountability system for colleges that’s aimed at better identifying financially-troubled institutions ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Nonprofits Are Vulnerable, Too
Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Cal State University may require four years of high school math for admission
In the not-too-distant future, high school students bound for a California State University campus who thought they could slide through their senior year ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Dual enrollment programs attracting more students in California high schools
Emma Centeno stood on the stage last month during her Santa Ana College graduation, proudly holding up her associate of arts degree to cheering friends and family ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Free Community College Pilot Set in California
In his final state of the union address, President Obama laid out a vision for America’s College Promise: two years of free community college available to all students ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Online school operator agrees to $168.5M settlement
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A for-profit company that operates online charter schools in California has reached a $168.5 million settlement ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Bob Dole Lobbies For For-Profit College Facing Fraud Probes
Twenty years ago this summer, he stood on a San Diego stage and accepted the nomination of the Republican Party for President of the United States ...READ MORE

Posted: 07-18-16

Hungry and Homeless: Large Number of California State University Found To Be Lacking of Food and Without a Home
A large number of California students are hungry while thousands of them are homeless ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

The Long-Term Impact
When a student receives financial aid, the immediate goal is obvious: getting that student enrolled ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

For-Profit College Fiasco: What a Watchdog Needs a Watchdog
Last year, the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain collapsed under the weight of government investigations and allegations of fraud ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

1 in 10 Cal State students is homeless, study finds
About one in 10 of California State University’s 460,000 students is homeless, and one in five doesn’t have steady access to enough food ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

GAO Report: Federal Student Loans
The Department of Education (Education) and its contracted loan servicers provide a range of information to borrowers about their federal Direct Loans ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

Obama administration issues rules to overhaul student debt forgiveness
Students will have a clearer path to loan forgiveness if they are defrauded or misled by their colleges, according to rules issued Monday by the Obama administration ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

White House Cracks Down on For-Profit Colleges
Despite ripping off students and taxpayers for decades, the for-profit-college industry has proved remarkably resilient ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

Calif. Bill Threatens Religious Freedom of Catholic Colleges Over “Gender Identity’
The freedom of Catholic and other faith-based colleges in California to operate in accord with their religious missions is being threatened by legislation ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

California Community Colleges expands guaranteed transfer agreement with historically black colleges and universities
SACRAMENTO – The California Community Colleges has expanded its guaranteed transfer agreement with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to include an additional 12 schools ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

California’s LGBT students need legal protection
The question seemed innocuous, but Anthony Villarreal understood the threat behind it. “Do you enjoy attending William Jessup University?” the dean asked him. ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

San Diego Promise begins at local colleges
San Diego — The first local response to a national call to make community college free for everyone is under way in San Diego ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

Christian Schools Targeted in LGBT California Legislative Move
Christian schools and colleges in California have found themselves in the crosshairs of legislative moves of the LGBT agenda ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

California may require Christian schools to change their teachings
California is considering a bill that would remove the exemption for faith-based colleges and universities from state anti-discrimination laws ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-27-16

Higher-ed agency unveils new way to fund colleges
For the past few months, Arkansas' higher-education leaders have been toiling away at a complete redesign of the way the state funds its colleges and universities ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

From 4-year to 2-year
Community colleges and universities continue to work toward improving their relationship when it comes to moving students from a two-year campus to a four-year ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Focus on Certificate Boosts Completion Goals
When the Lumina Foundation issued an update in April on the nation's progress toward reaching higher rates of degree completion by 2025 ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Measuring Inclusivity
Across the country, many colleges are making the same promises: we will do more to support our minority students ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Changes Coming to Federal Student Loan Fees, Grant Amounts
When it comes to the student loan process, many aspects can catch borrowers off guard. One of the biggest surprises is that the amount you borrow ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Spending Bill Clears Committee With NASFAA-Supported Year-Round Pell Language
Are you interested in serving in the final term of the historic Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Education? ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

ED Seeks Fall Interns
Are you interested in serving in the final term of the historic Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Education? ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Marmaduke Award Winner
Gridley High School Counselor and Soccer Coach Jesse Barajas, Jr. has recently won the statewide Arthur S. Marmaduke Award ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

How Companies Profit Off Education at Nonprofit Schools
Selling the dream of a college education is big, profitable business. In 2014, four companies that own and run for-profit colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

A University of California, for California
Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), a lanky and energetic assemblyman, inhabits a cramped windowless office in the state capital ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Students are not being prepared enough for higher education, say university admissions officers
Students heading into higher education (HE) are not being prepared enough for the transition from secondary school, concerned university admissions officers have said ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

College Loan Glut Worries Policy Makers
The U.S. government over the last 15 years made a trillion-dollar investment to improve the nation’s workforce, productivity and economy ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Veterans Groups Seek a Crackdown on Deceptive Colleges
WASHINGTON — Some of the nation’s largest veterans and military organizations sent letters last week to the Veterans Affairs Department asking it to crack down on colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Obama Cabinet member Maria Contreras-Sweet to receive honorary doctorate from Cal State LA
Maria Contreras-Sweet, an accomplished entrepreneur and Cal State LA alumna who serves in President Barack Obama's Cabinet as the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Online Extra: Political Notes: CA LGBT legislation advances
California lawmakers advanced a slate of LGBT legislation by the deadline to pass the bills out of their house of origin ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

UC Davis Chancellor Katehi challenges Napolitano’s investigation
SACRAMENTO — Embattled UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi launched a public relations offensive Friday, striking back at the University of California ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Why are public colleges and universities enrolling too many out-of-state students?
A recent report by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute pointed out how out-of-state enrollments at the University of Massachusetts are limiting opportunities for in-state students ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Bills to help hungry, homeless college students pass California Assembly
Legislation to help thousands of California college students who are homeless, hungry or in an emergency financial pinch has cleared the state Assembly and now heads to the Senate ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Bill to Ensure AP Credit at Community Colleges Passes Assembly
The California State Assembly passed a bill Wednesday to ensure that community colleges in the state award class credit to students who pass their Advanced Placement (AP) exams with a minimum score of three out of five ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

Ventura County Community College District Board recognized by CCLC for Excellence in Trusteeship
The Ventura County Community College District five-member Board of Trustees was recently recognized by the Community College League of California at the May, 2016 Annual Trustees Conference ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

5 California 2-Year College Districts Approve Bonds
Voters in five California community college districts approved measures Tuesday to authorize bonds for construction and renovation projects ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

College Selection Tool with Wage Data
A new web tool will provide information about the expected return on investment for degrees and certificates earned at public institutions in Colorado ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-17-16

12-year-old California boy with 3 community college degrees ready to state university
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

College graduation rates rise, but racial gaps persist and men still out-earn women
Whites, blacks, Asian-Americans and Hispanic-Americans are all graduating from college at higher rates now ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

College graduation rates rise, but racial gaps persist and men still out-earn women
Whites, blacks, Asian-Americans and Hispanic-Americans are all graduating from college at higher rates now ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

The Education System is Rigged Against Low-Income Students, Even in Kindergarten
Students born into poverty enter kindergarten at a disadvantage to more affluent peers ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

Pledging to Graduate on Time
The State University of New York at Buffalo has made big gains on its graduation rates ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

Stop ‘predatory’ for-profit colleges: AG demands fed action
California Attorney General Kamala Harris Thursday called on the federal Department of Education to cease recognition ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

College Majors and Voting
Undocumented college students are leaving a wealth of unspent aid money on the table five years after the passage of the landmark California law ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

Many Dream Act scholarships for undocumented students go unused
Undocumented college students are leaving a wealth of unspent aid money on the table five years after the passage of the landmark California law ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

Senate approved bill to protect LGBT students against discrimination at private universities
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Senate has approved a bill, authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

Sí, existen becas para estudiantes indocumentados y no las estás aprovechando
Tal vez por miedo a las autoridades de inmigración o porque no saben cómo hacerle para cumplir ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

Groups got $11.6M from board they serve on
The $2 million awarded by First 5 San Diego last month to organizations whose leaders sit on the commission awarding the funds ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

NASFAA Submits FSA Survey Results to Congress
NASFAA was founded in 1966 by financial aid administrators organized by regions throughout the United States to be a unifying voice for an emerging profession ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

ED Dual Enrollment Pell Experimental Sites Initiative Could Reach 10,000 Students
Starting this summer, as many as 10,000 low-income high school students could have access to Pell Grant funds ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

Schools to begin monitoring students from military families
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Schools across the country are preparing to formally track students from military families ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

Gov. signs jobs bill to help high school students get better prepared for workplace
It’s a crucial piece of this year’s jobs package, a bill that creates an incentives-based pilot program that helps provide high school students ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

State bill aims to help repay student loans for STEM grads
Patterson earlier this month introduced a bill that aims to repay portions of student loan debt for science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduates ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

What Happens When you Warn Students About Their Loan Debt?
What if lowering student debt was as easy as sending students a letter? ...READ MORE

Posted: 06-09-16

U.S. Department of Education: Foster Care Transition Toolkit
Currently there are over 400,000 children and youth in our Nation’s foster care system and every year ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

FACT SHEET: Expanding College Access Through the Dual Enrollment Pell Experiment
Earning a college degree is an increasingly important step towards entering the middle class ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Senate bill says religion no excuse for LGBT discrimination
The state Senate passed a bill Thursday that would make it more difficult for universities to get religious exemptions ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Retiring community colleges chancellor discussed challenges
He was chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District in the Sacramento area for 16 years and president of Fresno City College before that ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Course redesigns improve graduation rates at CSULB
Professor Kelly Young will attend Legislative Day in Sacramento along with other academic representatives to meet with legislators to discuss ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Analyst recommends ‘robust’ rainy-day fund for state budget
As the Legislature begins its deep dive into Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget, its fiscal analysts are urging ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

LOSFA Receives FAFSA Completion Challenge Grant
BATON ROUGE, La. (LOFSA) - The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) has received a $54,000.00 Grant ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Making History: Who Are the Latinos Leading California’s Legislature
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - It was a bus route past a community college campus that got Anthony Rendon thinking there was perhaps a bigger world out there for him ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

FTC Cracks Down on Debt Relief Schemes Targeting Student Loan and Mortgage Borrowers
The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have taken action against two operations charged with running phony student loan ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Community College gets grants to improve basic skills
The California Community College Board of Governors recently approved grant funds for 43 California Community Colleges ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

‘Get off the stage?’ Crowd yells at commencement speaker after she uses Spanish, mentions Trump
Some people in the crowd at a graduation ceremony at California State University, Fullerton, shouted at the commencement speaker ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

EDUCATION: Raises for Cal State teachers earns praise in San Bernardino
California State University trustees named Ellen N. Junn as the new president of Cal State Stanislaus ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Ellen Junn named president of Stanislaus State, fifth woman in a row picked to lead a Cal State
California State University trustees named Ellen N. Junn as the new president of Cal State Stanislaus ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

DeVry CEO Replaced by Board Member
Daniel Hamburger, the CEO of DeVry Education Group for the last nine years, left the company on Tuesday ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Pledging to Graduate on Time
The State University of New York at Buffalo has made big gains on its graduation rates ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

The Model Minority Myth is Hurting Struggling Students
Senior Savenaca Gasaiwai is only one of around 30 Pacific Islander undergraduates out of over 24,000 at the University of California, Irvine ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

12-year-old California boy with 3 community college degrees ready to start university
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

12-year-old California boy with 3 community college degrees ready to start university
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

61% of California Community College Students Are Very Low Income, Reveals New Report
The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) reports on the precarious financial situation facing community college students ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Crowd Yells at Graduation Speaker at Cal State Fullerton
Some audience members shouted insults or boos at Maria Elena Salinas, the commencement speaker at California State University at Fullerton ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

Veterans Groups Seek a Crackdown on Deceptive Colleges
WASHINGTON — Some of the nation’s largest veterans and military organizations sent letters last week to the Veterans Affairs Department ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

The Broken Bargain with College Graduates
In his recent commencement address at Rutgers University, President Obama focused on the noneconomic reasons for going to college ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

California graduation rates up again, especially for migrant students and English learners
California high school students graduated at a rate of 82.3 percent in 2015, up 1.3 percentage points from the year before ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

California’s high school graduation rate rises six year in a row
Nearly 402,000 California high school seniors received diplomas last year, raising the state’s graduation rate to 82.3 percent ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

UC student regent nominated for 2017-18
A University of California Board of Regents special committee has nominated UC Berkeley law student Paul Monge as the 2017-18 student regent ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

The Millennials’ Dilemma: pay Off Student Loans or Save for Retirement
It’s no secret that our nation is facing a student debt crisis. You don’t need me to tell you that more and more people are graduating with burdensome ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-31-16

For the poor in the Ivy League, a full rise isn’t always what they imagined
NEW YORK — To reach the Ivy League after growing up poor seems like hitting the jackpot ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Student Reporter Interviews Obama. First Question? The FAFSA
When President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House’s Briefing Room on College Reporter Day, on April 28 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

SCOTUS considers student loan servicer case
The Supreme Court meets privately today to determine whether it will take up a case related to the quality of student-loan servicing ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Food for Thought: Making a Dent in the Crisis of Student Hunger at UC Berkeley
When he embarked on his freshman year at UC Berkeley in 2014, Esteban Vasquez was set to become the first in his family to graduate from college ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Hunger at UC Berkeley: A Sizeable Share of Students are Financially Forced to Skip Meals
UC Berkeley sophomore Anthony Carrasco loves his Monday afternoon class lecture on the History of Punishment, but sometimes the torture feels a little too literal ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Catalina Cifuentes Appointed to the California Student Aid Commission
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Closed-door talks at key California panels under scrutiny
In a series of private emails in 2014, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. successfully persuaded senior staff members and commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Doug Otto Elected President of the California Community College Board of Trustees
Long Beach City College Trustee Doug Otto was elected president of the California Community College Board of Trustees (CCCT) May 1 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

University of California Considers Expanding Student-Athlete Protections
A policy that would nearly triple the number of University of California student-athletes who would be guaranteed financial aid ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

UC President Napolitano announces multi-year support for undocumented students
University of California President Janet Napolitano today (May 11) announced a three-year commitment to support the university’s efforts for undocumented UC students ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

University of California Announces $8.4 Million in Support for Undocumented Students
Support for undocumented UC students has been a priority for Janet Napolitano since she became president of the University of California in the fall of 2013 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

At the University of Southern California, a rare open door for transfer students
At many elite universities, transfer students are an exotic group, comprising a tiny subset of the undergraduate population ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Common Application changing question on criminal record
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Common Application used for college admissions at more than 600 institutions is changing ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-16-16

Riverside County: Schools push kids to pursue financial aid for college
Riverside County high schools had the most students submit college financial aid applications ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Keke Palmer Becomes Celebrity Principal for a Day for GetSchooled Campaign
Keke Palmer is all too happy to lend a hand for the Get Schooled Campaign ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

California State Agencies to Centralize Cybersecurity Efforts
The Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would require state agencies to report their annual cybersecurity spending ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

State Should Report Detailed Spending Data on Cybersecurity, Lawmakers Say
To best help California beef up its cybersecurity, lawmakers say they need critical information ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

MVP Rachelle Feldman
Meet Rachelle Feldman, assistant vice chancellor and director of financial aid and scholarships at the University of California, Berkeley ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Prepare for Early FAFSA with Release With NASFAA Resources
This year, students and families will be able to apply for financial aid months ahead of time ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Classism underlines third-year off-campus housing policy
Getting approved to live off campus as a junior was more difficult than getting accepted to Occidental this year ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Higher Ed Poem Wins Scholarship
When Maya Juman sat down to create a list of reasons she should be granted a “Top Ten List Scholarship” from unigo.com ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Higher Ed Poem Wins Scholarship
When Maya Juman sat down to create a list of reasons she should be granted a “Top Ten List Scholarship” from unigo.com ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

White House Launches $100M Competition to Expand Tuition-Free Community College
At least two million students eligible for money fail to complete the forms they need to get it ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Tangled process of applying for financial aid deepens college affordability crisis
At least two million students eligible for money fail to complete the forms they need to get it ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Squeeze the Parents: New Student Loan Goes Straight to Mom and Dad
As the cost of college climbs, private student lenders are rolling out loans targeted to parents ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Program helps education students stay in school…and in Oklahoma
NORMAN - Alissa Lloyd's dream of becoming a teacher was abruptly halted when, at age 21 ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

States Start Making Colleges Work for Funding
At least 20 states are developing performance-based systems for funding higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

States Start Making Colleges Work for Funding
At least 20 states are developing performance-based systems for funding higher education ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Fake universities are not necessarily a rarity
In 2013 Pixar Animation Studios produced a 3D computer-animated comedy titled “Monsters University.” ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Monitoring the Gatekeepers
Obama administration continues to turn up pressure on accreditors ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Five UC alums win 2016 Pulitzer Prizes
Graduates from UC Berkeley, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz won Pulitzer Prizes this year ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

UCD education summit
UC Davis will host a White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans, featuring about 250 community members ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Under Armour signs $86 million deal with UC Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley has signed a 10-year deal with Under Armour, worth about $86 million ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16

Twenty-nine UC scholars elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
They are among 213 new members spanning academia, the arts, business and philanthropy ...READ MORE

Posted: 05-11-16