Nicole Kim Mug

Oski the underdog

Berkeley Got Back

Overpopulation of students, lack of resources and the need for private donors are nothing new for UC Berkeley.
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Mo’ money, mo’ problems

Your Mom Goes To College

I had been billed a hefty $1,400 by Financial Aid. The charge read “Federal Pell Grant.” That was it. No explanation. Nothing.
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Quiz: Have your loans disbursed yet?

New semester, new problems that are out of your control. It’s like a new flaw in UC Berkeley’s administrative duties is revealed each and every time you log back into CalCentral to see if those multiplying holds on your account have disappeared. And, on top of all that, you may
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Out-of-state, out of mind

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The UC Regents’ decision to cut out-of-state financial aid to cover losses incurred by adding 10,000 in-state students hurts campus diversity levels.

In the calculations to balance the UC budget, cutting financial aid for out-of-state and international students does not add up. Slashing the support for a population that makes our campuses more diverse only heightens socioeconomic divisions between resident and nonresident students. After the deal reached last spring between UC President
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The history of UC tuition since 1868

The University of California, originally consisting solely of UC Berkeley’s campus, has the distinction of being California’s first public university. At the UC system’s inception, tuition was free for California residents. Over the years, student fees increased, and by the 1970s, the university moved away from free tuition for residents. Here is a look
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