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Financial Aid office welcomes students, issues

By Daniel Gligich and Jessica Johnson Alissa Clemmons was filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and had no issues until a question came up about her parents’ tax information. That was an issue  – neither ...

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FAFSA budgeting for dummies

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Campus introduces new financial aid director

Kelly Russell has been appointed director of financial aid for Fresno State University. She will oversee the university’s institutional, state and federal aid program. Russell was recently the university registrar at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. Russell also served three ...

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What I’ve Learned

Special to the Collegian – By Frank Lamas, Fresno State VP of Student Affairs I’m a newcomer to Fresno State — learning my way around the beautiful campus, finally remembering names of people I’ve met starting back in May and ...

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Student loans: default rates down, but costs increasing

The rate at which people default on their student loans is decreasing nationally, according to the newest numbers from the U.S. Department of Education, even though the average debt owed by each student continues to reach historic highs. The most ...

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Students make a home in University Courtyard

As yet another school year is upon us, students are quickly settling into both their academic lives and their personal lives. Like the age-old adage says, home is where the heart is, and for a portion of Fresno State students, ...

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Fresno State gets high marks in affordability

By Matthew Criswell Fresno State ranked 18th out of 40 in a recent NerdScholar ranking of the best “bang for your buck” universities in California The average income for someone between the ages of 25 and 34 with a high ...

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Scholarship aims to help student in emergencies

By Roger Muñoz The newly established “Good Samaritan Fund” aims to help Fresno State students overcome unanticipated financial setbacks. Fresno State President Joseph Castro established the fund as part of the President’s Circle for Excellence, which is one of four projects intended ...

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Financial aid deadlines quickly approaching

By Sam Desatoff The deadline for Fresno State students to file the Free Application of Federal Student Aid for the 2014-2015 school year is March 2. As the FAFSA deadline approaches, the financial aid office will process student applications and ...

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Campus failures exemplified by financial aid mishaps

This is an article for all of the struggling students on campus. If you are like me, you have done it all at some point during your college career: work, go to school full-time, face internal strife at home and ...

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Student federal loan rates stabilize after brief spike

Students at Fresno State carrying the weight of heavy loans and financial aid received positive news this summer when Congress passed legislation keeping loan rates low.

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Potential proposals if Prop. 30 fails: CSU Board of Trustees to vote Sept. 18-19

On September 18-19, the CSU Board of Trustees will vote over how the CSU system will handle a $250 million trigger cut if Proposition 30 fails this November. Below are several proposals:

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New financial aid option poses benefits and risks

Fresno State has recently implemented a new way for students to access their financial aid funds, hoping that this new method will provide more options for students who do not have a bank account.

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Students seek financial assistance for summer

More than half of the students at Fresno State take advantage of financial aid resources, but many must find an alternative income during the summer. Maria Hernandez has worked in the financial aid office for 32 years, serving as the director for the last 11. To students who are eligible, Hernandez is responsible for approving their financial assistance.

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The FAFSA fiasco

This time of year is economically stressful because while working adults are focusing on filing their taxes, many students are also completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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Free money

With all the talk about budget cuts, furlough days and delays in financial aid disbursement this year, frustration seems to be the theme of many conversations.

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New beginnings for Fresno State nursing student

When Anna Campbell graduated college in 2001 she never envisioned herself back at school years later, embarking on a new career.

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Obama plan to reward states for students’ performance

President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid out his vision for changes to the education system, which includes a controversial plan to hike pay for high-performing teachers and money for states that raise student standards, track student progress and cut the drop-out rate.

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