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January 3, 2004
Cal Grant application period open BURBANK -- The Cal Grant application for the 2004 school year runs through March 2. Cal Grants fund up to $9,700 in tuition at almost any public or private college, community college or vocational school in California. The money does not have to be repaid. Graduating high school seniors and recent graduates are eligible if they have at least a 2.0 grade-point average and satisfy certain financial requirements.
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By Zain Shauk | July 15, 2009
GLENDALE — Glendale Community College students receiving state financial aid may be in a bind when fall courses start next month if officials are forced to continue making grant payments using IOUs, administrators said. State Controller John Chiang, in response to the California’s dire cash shortage, began issuing IOUs this month in lieu of $3.36 billion of July payments to public programs, state vendors, small businesses and taxpayers. Chiang was forced to pull the trigger on IOUs after lawmakers failed to come to terms on a budget solution that would have closed the state’s growing deficit, which is now projected to balloon to $26 billion.
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By Zain Shauk | January 3, 2009
DOWNTOWN — California’s record revenue shortfall has driven officials to suggest steps that could be damaging for schools and students, Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian said Wednesday. State Controller John Chiang sent a letter to state agencies Tuesday announcing that, according to revenue and expenditure projections, California would run out of cash for some programs by February and would have to send some agencies IOUs in lieu of payments. The controller’s short-term step for solving the state’s cash shortage would be taken only if the Legislature and governor cannot find a solution by February for the state’s growing revenue shortfall, said Garin Casaleggio, a spokesman for Chiang.
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February 26, 2003
Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank) is encouraging high school seniors in his district to apply for the state's Cal Grant program. Forms must be postmarked no later than Monday. Cal Grants can pay for a student's entire tuition at the University of California and California State University systems, and up to $9,700 for private institutions. A brochure detailing the program will be distributed to all seniors. Applicants are required to complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, which is also used to apply for federal financial-aid programs, including the federal Pell Grant.
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By Zain Shauk | June 27, 2009
GLENDALE — California’s financial fate continued its tumble into uncertainty this week as lawmakers failed to agree on a solution for a projected $24.3-billion deficit, despite warnings that the state will soon have to pay for some of its obligations using IOUs. Controller John Chiang on Wednesday warned that historic drop-offs in tax revenues have put California close to insolvency as it tries to pay for billions in services for which funds are not available. A continued impasse in the Legislature, Chiang said, will force him to begin issuing IOUs July 2 in the place of payments for local governments, private contractors, state vendors, income and corporate tax refunds, and other operations, including salaries for legislators.
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By Rachel Kane | April 7, 2007
BURBANK — As the deadline for college financial aid request submissions fast approaches in July, for the first time students are getting a head start on the process. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a process that identifies how much financial aid a student will receive for college expenses, is usually filed by high school seniors, beginning in January of the year they plan to attend college. But as of April 1, a new, online program presented by the U.S. Department of Education, called the FAFSA4caster, offers college-bound freshman, sophomores, juniors and their families insight into how much money they could be eligible for in federal aid, said Trey Ditto, spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Education.
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June 24, 2006
Rep. Adam Schiff has sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urging her to help reduce the international transfer of small arms and light weapons to deadly conflict zones and terrorist organizations. Schiff's letter, co-signed by 69 House colleagues, is being sent in advance of United Nations meetings in New York from June 26 through July 7. "The easy availability of [small arms and light weapons] ? particularly assault rifles and shoulder-fired missiles ? in the post-Cold War era threatens our security and the lives of millions throughout the world," Schiff said.
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By Zain Shauk | July 3, 2009
BURBANK — California’s chief finance official began issuing IOUs Thursday in a desperate maneuver that will keep the state from going broke as lawmakers continue to debate a solution to a startling revenue shortfall. The move will likely mean harsher cuts to Glendale, Burbank and La CaƱada state education funding down the line as lawmakers contend with a budget deficit that, as of midnight Tuesday, increased $2 billion. The growing deficit will put cities at risk of losing even more funds than have been projected, said Glendale City Manager Jim Starbird.
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By Zain Shauk | July 15, 2009
GLENDALE — Glendale Community College students receiving state financial aid may be in a bind when fall courses start next month if officials are forced to continue making grant payments using IOUs, administrators said. State Controller John Chiang, in response to the California’s dire cash shortage, began issuing IOUs this month in lieu of $3.36 billion of July payments to public programs, state vendors, small businesses and taxpayers. Chiang was forced to pull the trigger on IOUs after lawmakers failed to come to terms on a budget solution that would have closed the state’s growing deficit, which is now projected to balloon to $26 billion.
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By Zain Shauk | January 3, 2009
DOWNTOWN — California’s record revenue shortfall has driven officials to suggest steps that could be damaging for schools and students, Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian said Wednesday. State Controller John Chiang sent a letter to state agencies Tuesday announcing that, according to revenue and expenditure projections, California would run out of cash for some programs by February and would have to send some agencies IOUs in lieu of payments. The controller’s short-term step for solving the state’s cash shortage would be taken only if the Legislature and governor cannot find a solution by February for the state’s growing revenue shortfall, said Garin Casaleggio, a spokesman for Chiang.
NEWS
January 3, 2004
Cal Grant application period open BURBANK -- The Cal Grant application for the 2004 school year runs through March 2. Cal Grants fund up to $9,700 in tuition at almost any public or private college, community college or vocational school in California. The money does not have to be repaid. Graduating high school seniors and recent graduates are eligible if they have at least a 2.0 grade-point average and satisfy certain financial requirements.
NEWS
February 26, 2003
Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank) is encouraging high school seniors in his district to apply for the state's Cal Grant program. Forms must be postmarked no later than Monday. Cal Grants can pay for a student's entire tuition at the University of California and California State University systems, and up to $9,700 for private institutions. A brochure detailing the program will be distributed to all seniors. Applicants are required to complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, which is also used to apply for federal financial-aid programs, including the federal Pell Grant.
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