Economics

15 community colleges to pilot four-year degree programs

By Katie Jolgren | Staff Writer A pilot program will allow 15 California community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees. With employers looking for more college-educated workers, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill No. 850 to fill the growing workforce demand. The law allows the Chancellor of the California community college system to choose 15…

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Student worker wages frozen

Liberal Studies major Andrew Worley serves as a student worker stocking in the Owl Bookstore for the new semester. Student workers, like Worley will now be limited to a maximum salary cap of $9 per hour. (Macy Olivas/Clarion) By Dillon Cooper | Sports Editor     The minimum wage in California was raised from $8 to…

Governor’s record state budget poses new challenges

By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer After years of struggling to enroll in classes that were simply not available, students can look forward to a more stable future as lawmakers look to restore funding for California community colleges. California Gov. Jerry Brown’s May revise of the state budget aims to repair the financial damage dealt to…

Tuition prices affect transfers

  By Jessica Soto | News Editor The Career/Transfer Center is hosting the Spring College Fair March 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Mall. The college fair happens once each semester. “We usually have about 40-50 regionally accredited four–year universities represented at each. Our local CSU, UC and private institutions are…

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Proposed increases for higher education

(Joe Moreno/Clarion) By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer Relief for public education in California may be on the way following the release of the governor’s budget proposal for 2014-15. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget calls for total funding of $26.3 billion for higher education, reflecting an increase of $1.1 billion, or 4.2 percent, above 2013-14 funding…

Class enrollment going through renewal period

By Jessica Soto | News Editor The increase in class sections over the last year have kept Citrus College students coming back for more. Enrollment rates have continued to grow in the last couple of years and with Citrus reaching 100.01 percent of seat capacity, this spring 2014 semester is no different. Class sections were cut…

Applications for grants, scholarships are available

Free money. Those two words should garner the attention of every college student. Yet year after year, many scholarships and grants are left on the table. This is unclaimed money that can help offset the rising costs of college. Citrus College has many scholarships available to help students pay for fees, books, materials and registration…

Board voting facilities bonds for Measure G

Funding for the final phase of campus renovations funded through Measure G is on the table as the deadline for approval looms. At their Feb. 4 meeting, the Citrus College Board of Trustees discussed the issuance of Series 2014D Bonds, the fourth set of bonds issued following the approval of Measure G, passed by voters…

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New interest in student loans

The number of college students struggling with loan debt will continue to increase now that congress has passed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013. The bill, signed into law by President Barack Obama on Aug. 9, allows for federal student loan rates to be market-based. This means student loan rates will likely rise…