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FAFSA filing deadline fast approaching

A student receives help on her FASFA on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 in the Union Redwood.

State Hornet Staff

February 15, 2016

The Sacramento State Financial Aid Department held an event to help students with their FAFSA applications on Thursday, Feb. 11 in the University Union Redwood Room.Advisers at the event helped students with various problems, said event organizer Theresa Barajas.“We can help students with any question...

CSU Chancellor points out need for more degrees in State of the CSU address

Chancellor Timothy P. White highlights plans for California's Universities in his State of the CSU Address, Tuesday.

CSU Public Affairs

January 28, 2015

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="9554d862-a707-11e4-9d7b-1fa7c4b837a4"}} California State University Chancellor Timothy White addressed the Board of Trustees representing the interests of all 23 California campuses in his annual State of the CSU address. The 12:30 address started with the...

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, and panel discussion...

Undocumented students talk of struggle, search for solutions

Matthew Malone

November 18, 2014

Sacramento State students and alumni and a high school student gathered in The Well to share their experiences with living undocumented in the U.S. as well as their ideas to help other students in the same situation succeed in college.The nine panelists were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Sev...

Statewide student government fee would help fund campus student governments

State Hornet Staff

April 23, 2014

Student opportunities for internships and campus involvement may increase next semester if a voluntary fee introduced by the California State Student Association is approved.California State University Director of Public Affairs Mike Uhlenkamp said CSSA presented information to the Board of Trustees in Mar...

Financial Aid office helps students avoid future loan defaults

Ashley Hurtado

April 16, 2014

In an effort to decrease post-graduation debt, Sacramento State’s Financial Aid Office strives to inform students about loan borrowing and repayment in order to avoid defaults.According to the California Postsecondary Commission, California State University tuition costs increased by 70 percent from...

Scholarship deadlines are over and students begin preparing for the next round of applications

State Hornet Staff

April 1, 2014

Multiple opportunities throughout the semester lend students to gain some extra money to put towards education; over the spring break was one such opportunity students took.March 1-28 is the time for posting scholarships, but also the deadline for students to turn in their paperwork. This can add stress...

Government shutdown does not hurt California State Universities

Kathleen Pizzo

October 23, 2013

The end of a nationwide fiscal shutdown and a debt ceiling increase is a relief for the California State University and its 23 campuses that have managed to escape without any damaging effects, said CSU Director of Public Affairs Mike Uhlenkamp.On Oct 1., the U.S. government entered the fiscal shutdo...

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 ...

Four year graduation expectations are unrealistic

Four year graduation expectations are unrealistic

Natalie Gray

October 8, 2013

As incoming freshmen, most students were made to believe they could complete college in four years, but here at California State Universities, taking a steady 12 units each semester is considered a “full load.” This could not be further from the truth.Using simple math, one can calculate that taking...

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