The State Hornet

Pell Grant increases discussed among state officials

Matthew Malone

November 19, 2014

The ins and outs of student loan debt and financial aid formed the focus of discussion Friday at the Student Aid Commission Symposium on Student Debt.The symposium featured Mark Kantrowitz, publisher and senior vice president of the college of financial advice site Edvisors.com, and panel discussion...

Leave of absence policy for Cal Grants leaves students inconvenienced

Elizabeth Zelidon

October 15, 2014

Students that had to leave school for a year or more may be affected in the California Student Aid Commission's new leave of absence process for Cal Grant for the 2014-15 school year.Last year, the CSAC established a workgroup to review the Cal Grant leave of absence process. The workgroup research lead to a m...

Associated Students Inc. elects new engineering director

Jonathan Ayestas

February 14, 2014

Associated Students welcomed senior mechanical engineering major Logan Rivera as he was approved of his appointment as Director of Engineering and Computer Science Wednesday. The position requires collaborating with the joint Council of Engineering and attending meetings that could potentially af...

Students with heavy burdens struggle to graduate in the expected four years

Kathleen Pizzo

October 9, 2013

After completing five semesters at Folsom Lake College and transferring to Sacramento State, Sarah Meads, a child development student and mother of two, has four semesters left under her Cal Grant to obtain a degree.“Luckily, that’s as many as I have left to graduate, but if I don’t get into the classes I need, then ...

New bill passed by California Legislature may affect Cal Grant recipients

Matthew Urner

September 18, 2013

The California Legislature closed the legislative year Thursday after passing some monumental pieces of legislation for Cal Grant recipients, especially those recently disqualified. Assembly Bill 1287, authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva will make it easier for students to re-establish Cal Grant e...