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What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant Program

The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.


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OC Supes Approve Emergency Declaration Related To La Habra Quake

The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an emergency declaration Tuesday in order to receive financial assistance from the state for damage related to the 5.1-magnitude quake in La Habra.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/08/2014

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UC President Janet Napolitano Pledges $5M To Aid Students Living In US Illegally

University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday she is devoting $5 million to provide special counseling and financial aid for students living in the U.S. illegally.

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UC Turns To Social Media To Raise Student Aid

Putting a technological spin on the adage that it takes a village to raise a child, the University of California launched a campaign on Wednesday to harness the power of social media to raise money for student scholarships.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/18/2013

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‘College Solution’ Author Offers Advice, Financial Aid Tips

With student debt reaching the $1 trillion mark, it’s no wonder why there’s growing concern about tuition costs at higher education institutions.


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Thousands Of UCLA Students Get A Sudden Windfall In Financial Aid Mix-Up

What would you do if someone accidentally gave you thousands of dollars? On Friday night, thousands of students at the University of California, Los Angeles were faced with that dilemma after a financial aid mix-up.


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Tips To Tracking Down College Scholarships

If your high school senior is college-bound this coming fall you have nine months to figure out how to pay for it.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/02/2012

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Jerry Brown Signs Bill Letting Illegal Students Get Aid

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing illegal immigrant students applying to state universities to receive state-funded scholarships and financial aid.


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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Allowing Private Aid To Illegal College Students

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will let college students who entered the country illegally receive private financial aid.


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Senate Approves Limited College Aid For Illegal Immigrant Students

Gov. Jerry Brown will get his chance to let college students who entered the country illegally receive limited financial aid, under a bill approved by the state Senate.


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Assembly OKs Bill To Give Taxpayer-Funded Financial Aid To Illegal Immigrants

The Assembly approved AB 131, introduced by Los Angeles Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, on a 46-25 party line vote.


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Money 101: Cash For College (And A Job When You’re Done)

Paying for college has never been easy, but now costs are soaring even in the middle of a shaky economic recovery.


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College Financial Aid Application Tips For Parents

Billy Downing, CEO of The ESM Group, a worldwide strategic college counseling service, offer tips on the financial aid process for parents of high school seniors.