By Melissa O'Beck |Staff Writer| I believe single parents soak up all of the “free” financial aid money while other students drown in debt. In my opinion this creates student inequality. With the recent 9.1 percent increase that went into effect this fall, tuition is at a record high, according to USA Today. Education is becoming less feasible for the average student. The CSU claims to offer affordable, accessible and quality education. But that’s no longer the case. “I graduated from Riverside Community College last year, but I am waiting until I am 24 to transfer to CSUSB so I can be eligible for some sort of financial aid,” said Matthew Lewis, 23. “Even though I work two jobs and … [Read more...] about Where is Student Equality in Financial Aid?
By, Alexis Figueroa |Staff Writer| Students who count on the Federal Pell Grant for financial support for college will be affected during the 2012-2013 academic session with Congress cutting back on the program. Federal Pell Grants are the leading government assistance tool for students who are in need of financial assistance for tuition costs. The difference with any other financial aid program out there is that Pell Grand does not have to be repaid according to the U.S. Department of Education’s website. Pell Grants are limited to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree; in some cases a student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher … [Read more...] about Pell Grants