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San Francisco’s free tuition inspires Los Rios

Steven Bryla, Staff

March 27, 2017

San Francisco city Mayor Edwin Lee announced on Feb. 6 that the city would be the first in the United States to make community college tuition free to all residents through the City College of San Francisco. Cosumnes River College Public Information Officer Kristie West was amazed with the partnership between the city of San F...

Editorial: UC needs to hold itself accountable for CA students

Editorial Staff

March 27, 2015

The University of California claims to be accountable to the people of California. “As a publicly funded institution, the University of California is accountable to the people of California for how well it performs,” according to the UC’s 2014 Accountability Report on its website. However, just three months into...

Editorial: students should not be put on a timeline to finish

Editorial Staff

February 28, 2015

There is a lot of positive light on community colleges lately as President Barack Obama has proposed making them free. Tom Hanks even praised what they did for his life in an article for The New York Times and another article from that same publication called for an end to putting down community colleges by calling university...

On-campus workshops available to help students apply for financial aid

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid’s state deadline is rapidly approaching as students scramble to ensure they will get the financial assistance that they need. March 2 is the deadline that California has set for current or prospective students to submit their FAFSA, Cal Grant or California Dream Act applications. “All...

President Obama’s free community college tuition proposal welcomed by students

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015

Before 1984, the cost of attending community college in California was completely free.  With President Barack Obama’s recent proposal, two years of community college could become free once again in California, as well as the rest of the nation. Obama unveiled the plan at Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, Tenn. on...

Proposition 30 relieves transfer student concerns

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

December 12, 2012

Before the passing of Proposition 30, California colleges were facing the stark reality of having to make cuts to classes and teachers with the possibility of already high tuition getting even higher. Yearly tuition is nearing $13,000 for the University of California system and $6000 for the California State University system. Tuition...

Students find shortcuts on a small budget

Joshua Lee, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

Being a college student isn't as easy as it used to be, nor is it as cheap. According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, funding for California community colleges has been cut by $809 million, causing tuition to go up and making it difficult for students to pay school tuition while working. “It's...

CRC students react to recent tuition comparisons between Harvard and California universities

Carlo Dela Cruz, Connection Staff

March 28, 2012

A middle-class California resident might have to pay more at a state university than at many other private colleges in the country such as Yale and Princeton, according to the Contra Costa Times. The rates of California State University and University of California institutions rose due to many budget cuts in recent years. Wit...

Additional tuition increases delayed until summer

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

October 19, 2011

After the recent decision in favor for a mid-year tuition increase for community college students, the California Legislature has chosen to delay the fee increase until summer 2012. The California Community College Chancellor’s Office issued a media statement of CCC Chancellor, Jack Scott, praising the legislature’s decision....

Students speak up about tuition increases

Johny Garcia, Connection Staff

September 11, 2011

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