The State Hornet

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...

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...

Sac State default rates rise; lower than national average

Sam Pearson

September 28, 2011

More Sacramento State students are defaulting on their loans than before the economic downturn began, but the number pales in comparison to for-profit colleges in the state. The Department of Education considers a loan to be in default when at least 270 days have passed with no payments, according to the...