Clear language helps students navigate financial aid, study finds

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A study released this month found that clearer language can make accessing financial aid easier and more accessible for high school students.

Financial aid letters with simplified language and modified content can encourage high school students to complete a key step in the financial aid process, according to a study released this month from the California Policy Lab and The People Lab at UC Berkeley.
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State officials encourage undocumented students to apply for Dream Act

Facing a new national political climate, California education leaders are now urging the state’s undocumented students to apply for the California Dream Act, a financial aid program that provides scholarships for undocumented students attending state universities, which is seeing a significant decrease in application numbers.
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