The online tool students use to automatically upload family income data already filed with the government will be up running again by the opening of the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) cycle starting on Oct.1.
New director to overhaul financial aid
Students have expressed frustration about the financial aid filing and disbursement process ranging from lengthy wait times to receiving refunds, inconsistent information from counselors and not fully understanding the process. PCC’s new financial aid director, Manuel Cerda, hopes to remedy most if not all of these issues during his tenure.
School to offer reduced parking permits to students
Students who were overcharged by Pasadena City College for parking permits will be able to get a refund, but not before paying a new fee.
OP-ED: Financial circumstances should not be a factor in admitting students
Based on some concerning facts and studies, financial aid is no longer about helping students pay for college, but rather a strategy used to attract students they want, admit the students they need and encourage others to stay away.
Cash for College provides financial aid assistance amidst looming deadlines
Deadlines are quickly advancing for students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2014-2015 school year
Hit the books or hit the road Jack
The California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved new fee waiver regulations last week requiring students to meet minimum academic and progress standards to remain eligible for the BOG fee waiver.
OP-ED: The free ride is over
The California Community Colleges Board of Governors made themselves very clear by approving new changes to fee waiver provisions last week.
OP-ED: Fee waiver change changes nothing
The recent decision by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to implement minimum academic requirements in order to maintain a fee waiver is meaningless window-dressing that will likely make little difference in improving the quality of the state’s community colleges.
OP-ED: Illegal immigrants shouldn’t get state money that citizens can’t get
If illegal immigrants don’t qualify for financial aid, why is it OK for California to give $5 million in state money for them to attend California colleges? The answer is it’s not OK. Not when there are so many students who were born here, or immigrants who actually came here legally, who are struggling to pay for college.
Financial aid still covers students up to 90 attempted units
The college is still covering its students who qualify for financial aid all the way up to 90 attempted units.