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TheDream.US: a milestone for LV

With many students, especially undocumented students, struggling to pay tuition, the University recently partnered with TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund that assists immigrant students with financial aid. The organization’s vision is to give students opportunities to obtain college educations and contribute to the country. TheDream.US calls itself the “Pell Grant” for immigrant students... 

Program aids students’ dreams

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The University of La Verne is the first private institution in California to partner with theDream.US, a privately funded scholarship program helping undocumented students receive financial aid. TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated students who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. “We have a lot of great prospective students that... 

College of Law dean recognized by California Bar

College of Law dean recognized by California Bar
The California Bar Association has named College of Law Dean Gilbert Holmes the first recipient of the Presidential Awards for his for lowering tuition at the College of Law. The Presidential Awards are designed to honor legal educators and professionals in the areas of mentorship, protection of the public, civic education and access to justice. Holmes came to the University of La Verne after serving... 

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... 

Sallie Mae deserves scrutiny

Defaulting on student loan payments and falling into debt after graduating college is a fear that many students have in common. With the practices of Sallie Mae, a large federal student loan company, working against them, this fear may become more of a reality for some. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) is boldly taking a stand against the student loan giant after stating that she fears that Sallie... 

Lau finds unique way to give back

Lau finds unique way to give back
Information Systems Specialist Melissa Lau spends her weekdays working in the financial aid office, but on the weekends she is either running a race or training for one. Her first goal, to run in 31 races before she turned 31, was accomplished when she finished the Los Angeles Marathon on March 17. She is currently looking to her next goal, which includes a race in October in which she will run for... 

Financial aid gets new leadership

Financial aid gets new leadership
New Director of Financial Aid Diane Anchundia grew up in New York and moved to California about 18 months ago. Before coming to the University of La Verne she was regional director of financial aid at West Coast University. Anchundia said she enjoys Warehouse Pizza because it reminds her of New York pizza. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer With her easy-going personality and knowledge... 

Tuition increases cover new programs

Tuition increases cover new programs
Rosalyn Reyes, a senior mathematics major, fills out financial aid paperwork in Woody Hall on Aug. 30. Statewide cuts have affected students receiving Cal Grants through their financial aid packages. Aid is determined heavily upon students’ family income and financial need./ photo by Kelly Maggiulli Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer While the University of La Verne had an impressive increase in admitted... 
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