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Tuition will likely increase for ’16-’17

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor Traditional undergraduate students at the University of La Verne are facing yet another tuition increase of around 3 percent-4 percent for the 2016-17 school year, Chief Financial Officer Avo Kechichian said. With the current proposal, students should expect an increase of $1,240 to $1,538, raising tuition from $38,560 to between $39,800 and $41,000 per year. A final decision... 

Students address tuition, parking at ASULV town hall meeting

Students address tuition, parking at ASULV town hall meeting
Students got the chance to air grievances and ask questions of University of La Verne administrators Oct. 16 in Morgan Auditorium. The panel included Chief Human Resources Officer Jody Bomba, Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management and Communications Homa Shabahang, Vice President of University Advancement Myra Garcia, Director of Financial Aid Diane Anchundia, Provost Jonathan Reed, President... 

Commentary: Annual tuition spikes harm more than help

<i>Commentary</i>: Annual tuition spikes harm more than help
Karla Rendon, News Editor Three years ago during my first Convocation at La Verne I was given something that was very dear to me – a tassel with a 2016 gem attached to it to symbolize the goal of my graduating “on time.” I made sure to keep the tassel hanging from the rear view mirror of my car as a constant reminder of my goal. Everyday I would see the tassel swing side to side and everyday... 

Chavez helps undocumented students find financial aid

Chavez helps undocumented students find financial aid
Senior communications major Diego Chavez presents information on how to improve financial assistance for undocumented students who do not quality for government financial aid April 28 in the West Dining Room. Chavez also talked about ways to create alliances between faculty and students. As part of his senior project, Chavez has compiled a list of scholarship resources and has created a website for... 

Administrators face student questions at forum

­­­Emily Lau Metro Editor Students discussed and received answers about pressing issues like tuition, financial aid and housing from administrators at the ASULV town hall meeting Thursday night in La Fetra. Administrators on hand to answer student questions were Heather Podsakoff, general manager of Bon Appétit; Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs; Juan Regalado, associate dean of students;... 

Scholarship Gala honors Lewis family, raises nearly $600,000

Scholarship Gala honors Lewis family, raises nearly $600,000
Faculty of Modern Languages Jose Perez-Gonzalez cuts into Provost Jonathan Reed and wife Annette Reed’s dance at the University of La Verne’s Scholarship Gala. Many administrators, faculty and staff were seen on the dance floor together. The Scholarship Gala ’15 was held at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center Saturday. / photo by Helen Arase Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The University... 

Students, Lieberman protest proposed Cal Grant cuts

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer The proposed 2015-16 state budget includes an 11 percent cut in Cal Grants, which translates to nearly $1,000 less state money for each new student here. The cuts would not affect continuing students who currently receive Cal Grants. The proposed cuts – from private universities – would be re-allocated to students at public and state schools. “They are under the... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, While I am sure it is well intended, a mandatory helmet law is not the answer to bicycle safety (“Liu urges reform for helmet law,” March 6). This will only discourage riders from participating in a safe activity that has been getting safer over the years. Cycling accidents in California are down 42 percent since 2000. “The evidence shows that mandatory helmet laws make the streets... 

ASULV pushes for affordable tuition

Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The Associated Students of the University of La Verne unanimously passed a resolution Monday condemning the proposed tuition increase for the 2015-16 school year. “Obviously we understand sometimes maybe we need a tuition increase, but we also know the reasoning on the students’ ends,” ASULV President David Asbra said. “Scholarships don’t really go up as... 

Resolution pushes student agenda

The Associated Students of the University of La Verne unanimously passed a resolution Monday that condemned the projected tuition increase for the 2015-2016 school year. Last April ASULV passed a resolution calling for student input in administrative decisions. This year the administration went ahead and passed the tuition increase without input from ASULV. It is refreshing to see that students are... 
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