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Financial Aid

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  • Counting assets before paying for college

    Dear Liz: We have a son who is a high school junior and who is planning on going to college. We met with a college financial planner who suggested we put money in a whole life insurance policy as a way to help get more financial aid. Is that a good idea?...
  • More Cal State campuses are considering 'student success fees'

    More Cal State campuses are considering 'student success fees'
    They are called "student success fees" and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates for thousands of California State University students. But critics say they are a thinly veiled attempt to shift more education...
  • Overlooked prep recruits get second chance at Terry Donahue's camp

    Overlooked prep recruits get second chance at Terry Donahue's camp
    The first days of the national signing period for senior high school football players has come and gone, leaving some disappointed and even disillusioned they didn't receive a scholarship offer. Instead of moping around and feeling rejected, it's time...
  • Lawmakers seek to streamline financial aid applications

    Lawmakers seek to streamline financial aid applications
    SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers announced a new bill Tuesday that would streamline the college financial aid application process, in hopes of increasing high school students' access to higher-education cash. Under the measure by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San...
  • Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research

    Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research
    UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links. It does not come...
  • Parents of slain USC students ask university to pay restitution

    Parents of slain USC students ask university to pay restitution
    The parents of two slain USC graduate students from China called on the university Thursday to pay restitution and help their families set up a scholarship in the victims' names. It was their first statement to local media since Bryan Barnes, 21,...
  • $250-million grant program launched to link learning and careers

    $250-million grant program launched to link learning and careers
    California officials Tuesday opened applications for a $250-million grant program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation’s largest effort of its kind, officials said. Programs linking academics, technical...
  • Athletes' union movement at Northwestern could have huge implications

    Athletes' union movement at Northwestern could have huge implications
    The news Tuesday that college athletes are seeking representation by a labor union brought a knowing smile to academics who operate far from the field house. The move by Northwestern football players to join the United Steelworkers union is...
  • Families get a lesson in applying for college assistance

    Families get a lesson in applying for college assistance
    Ngoctram Tran stuffed the things she hoped would unlock thousands of dollars toward her daughter's college education inside a plastic bag: her driver's license, Social Security cards, bank statements and W-2s. But the most important thing she'd need...
  • Obama encourages economic diversity in higher education

    Obama encourages economic diversity in higher education
    More than 100 colleges and universities, including several in California, promised Thursday to try to attract more low-income students by strengthening relationships with high schools and community colleges, increasing access to advisors and offering more...
  • Change Careers: Learn new skills and explore the Southland's rapidly growing job market

    Change Careers: Learn new skills and explore the Southland's rapidly growing job market
    Unemployment rates remain stubbornly high across the country. In Los Angeles County, more than 500,000 people are currently out of work. But there are plenty of jobs to be had — so long as you’re looking in the right place or you’re...