OUR VOICES

Student commentary pieces about

the policy issues that matter the most to us.

How Doubling the Pell Grant Can Make Life Easier for College Students

How Doubling the Pell Grant Can Make Life Easier for College Students

For low-income students, choosing the right college or university is often decided by how much money they will give us.
California Community College Students Deserve More Support: How You Can Help!

California Community College Students Deserve More Support: How You Can Help!

              By Changemakers Student Advocacy Fellow Veronica Liu College: University of California, San Diego
The Troubling Normalization of Food and Housing Insecurity Among Low-income College Students

The Troubling Normalization of Food and Housing Insecurity Among Low-income College Students

College students today are in a daily battle with the high costs of pursuing higher education, causing many to face
Set Up to Fail: The Reality of Housing Insecurity Amongst College Students

Set Up to Fail: The Reality of Housing Insecurity Amongst College Students

Housing insecurity and homelessness amongst college students are more prevalent than ever. According to the 2019 #RealCollege annual survey conducted
College Students in Bakersfield Struggle to Keep Secure Housing

College Students in Bakersfield Struggle to Keep Secure Housing

In many parts of Bakersfield, we see homeless people push shopping carts and hold cardboard signs on street medians. Sometimes,
How To Improve On Campus MH Services Op-Ed

How To Improve On Campus MH Services Op-Ed

By Nathen Ortiz As a first-generation college student, I experienced many emotions as I prepared for my first year of
If I Were A College President

If I Were A College President

By Dixie Samaniego There are many college affordability challenges that must be addressed for our students today. If I were
How Scholarship Displacement Affected Me

How Scholarship Displacement Affected Me

By Celeste Rojas Scholarship displacement impacts students who depend on financial aid like me. Scholarship displacement is the term used

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It’s not too late to fill out your financial aid application and find the college that’s right for you. 🎓️💰️⁠ If you plan on attending a Community College, you have until September 3rd to apply for Fin Aid. You also still have time to submit and appeal if you were impacted by FAFSA glitches!!

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❤️🌎❤️Celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures, stories, and dreams that make our nation stronger. Today and everyday we honour the diverse journeys of immigrant college students who bring unique perspectives, resilience, and dreams to college campuses. ⁠

Happy Immigrant Heritage Month! 🌎❤️ ⁠

#ImmigrantHeritageMonth #DiversityIsStrength
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You don’t need to go into debt to get an education.🏫💰️⁠

Let the California Student Aid Commission help you!💰️🏫💰️⁠

It all starts here: https://www.csac.ca.gov/⁠

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If you are wondering if you should return back to college this summer or fall, this is your sign! ✨📚We can help you make your comeback ‼️You don’t have to figure it out alone. Link in our bio to make an appointment with a Comeback Navigator. 👀📚

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Discover the universities where our resilient comeback students have secured enrollment! 🎓✨ And remember, these are just a handful of our inspiring success stories! ⁠

If you're ready to embark on your college comeback journey, reach out to our Comeback Navigators for personalized 1:1 sessions! 🌟⁠

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