Posts Tagged ‘Financial Aid’

Despite rising college tuitions, nearly half of Oakland students don’t apply for federal aid

A recent study from the Oakland-Based advocacy group Education Trust, found only 54 percent of California high seniors have completed their federal financial aid form while only 50 percent completed their Cal Grant form. California designed by The Noun Project. School counselor designed by Edward Boatman, Mike Clare & Jessica Durkin. School building designed by Chris Cole, The Noun Project. Graphic by Ashley Griffin

Aalijahri Robinson, 18, found out about financial aid for college while she was a senior at Rusdale Continuation High School, located in East Oakland. The Oakland native hoped to attend college in California, but with unanswered questions about her Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) application and long lines at her financial aid office at…

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