Chief Financial Officer Avo Kechichian and Provost Jonathan Reed straighten out details about next week’s open meeting with the Associated Students of the University of La Verne with Anthony Reyes, vice president of finance for ASULV, and Selyna Ybarra, executive vice president of ASULV, Thursday in front of the Campus Center.
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Last week the Board of Trustees approved a 4.9 percent increase in tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. Tuition will rise from $36,744 per year to $38,560 per year.
Associated Students of the University of La Verne Senator Cameron Mendez stood, microphone in hand, asking students to approach an ASULV information booth Feb. 5 urging them to learn more about the 4.9 percent increase in tuition for the 2015-2016 school year.
With many students, especially undocumented students, struggling to pay tuition, the University recently partnered with TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund that assists immigrant students with financial aid.
The University of La Verne is the first private institution in California to partner with theDream.US, a privately funded scholarship program helping undocumented students receive financial aid.
University of La Verne College of Law Dean Gilbert Holmes is the first to be awarded the California Bar Association Presidential Recognition Award.
State budget cuts in recent years have caused California public colleges to deny admission to hundreds of thousands of students.
The average federal student loan debt at the University of La Verne for 2013 is about $22,000, said Diane Anchundia, director of financial aid.
Several University of La Verne students and officials including President Devorah Leiberman met with state legislators last month in Sacramento to protest another cut in Cal Grants.
Defaulting on student loan payments and falling into debt after graduating college is a fear that many students have in common. With the practices of Sallie Mae, a large federal student loan company, working against them, this fear may become more of a reality for some.