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Cal Grants cuts will hurt La Verne

Cal Grants cuts will hurt La Verne
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff State budget cuts in recent years have caused California public colleges to deny admission to hundreds of thousands of students. In 2014 students at California’s private colleges and Universities stand to suffer in the face of devastating budget cuts, this time to Cal Grants. Since 1955 the Cal Grant program has provided students who attend private colleges... 

Debt is below U.S. average

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor The average federal student loan debt at the University of La Verne for 2013 is about $22,000, said Diane Anchundia, director of financial aid. According to CNN, the average U.S. student loan debt for 2012 is $29,400, up from $26,000 in 2011. “Part of the reason why our student loan debt is so low is because our students would rather take on jobs or their parents... 

La Verne fights 11% cut to Cal Grants

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief Several University of La Verne students and officials including President Devorah Lieberman met with state legislators last month in Sacramento to protest another cut in Cal Grants. The event, called “A Day in the Capitol,” was hosted by the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities and allowed affected students to lobby for the protection of Cal... 

Cal Grants could be slashed

Jason D. Cox Senior Editor While a student at La Verne, student employment coordinator Robbyn Gibson received a Cal Grant for two years. Since then she has taken several opportunities to express her opposition to the Governor’s proposed cuts to Cal Grants, by attending the Association of Indepen­dent California Colleges and Universities’ Student Day rallies, held in Sacramento. Last month, Gibson... 

Cal Grant cuts are pending

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The state legislature has not yet cut funding from the Cal Grants program, but with the legislature looking to trim public schools, California State Universities and other institutions in the state, it is certainly in danger. “We’re hoping that, as far as the governor is concerned, that education is a priority,” Director of Financial Aid Leatha Webster said. Last year... 

State education budget cuts may not hurt La Verne

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer A recent budget proposal by California Gov. Jerry Brown includes a drastic $12 billion state spending cut. While virtually all state programs would be affected, things could be much worse for higher education. “From the University of La Verne’s standpoint, Gov. Brown is looking to leave the Cal Grants intact,” University President Steve Morgan said. “That piece... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was, frankly, shocked to read Cherlynn Clark’s comment in “ULV fills Cal Grant gap” (Oct. 1) that “It upsets me that …the state could have delayed my education.” The last time I looked, the United States is what it is because people do not expect the government to support them. Education is a privilege that we earn, not a right. I donate a lot of money to ULV and... 

ULV fills Cal Grant gap

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer The University of La Verne came to its students’ rescue when Cal Grants were delayed due to the state budget stand still. ULV has advanced nearly $3.2 million to cover late Cal Grant payments needed by 700 new and returning undergraduate students for the fall semester. “We are a student-centered university and wanted to help,” Leatha Webster, director of financial... 

ULV steps up for students

While the state of California’s legislative branch has been irresponsible and has yet to pass a budget for this fiscal year, the University has been responsible and has decided to pay an advance for the 700 students who rely on the Cal Grant program to attend ULV. The California Student Aid Commission cannot release the Cal Grant awards until a state budget has been passed and signed by the governor. Therefore... 

Don't cut back on Cal Grants

When attending college there are two major headaches that plague the enjoyable experience – passing classes and paying for them. For more than half a century Cal Grants have successfully funded students through college within our state, making it one of the best programs that aid students in pursuing higher education. With tough times hurting many Americans, there is no better time for this program... 
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