Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
May 28, 2009
The Cal Grant Disaster
Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed putting the 50-year-old Cal Grant program on the chopping block. This would be a disaster for more than 200,000 students. According to The Institute for College Access & Success, these students would lose anywhere from $576 to $9,708 a head this fall. To save roughly $250 million, the governor would eliminate all Cal Grants, which students...
November 6, 2008
Pell Grants: Leaving Free Cash on the Table
Don’t overlook free money. That’s unfortunately happening too often as students and families try to figure out how to pay for college. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Education concluded that nearly 40% of full-time students who attend community college don’t fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even more amazing, 29% students with family...