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The government may offer financial assistance during the pandemic

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Lawmakers reached a stimulus deal that is worth $2 trillion to aid the American people who qualify during the economic downfall caused by the coronavirus on March 25.  If people qualify, individuals will receive $1,200, married couples will receive $2,400, and if individuals, or couples, have children that are under the age of 17, they will receive an additional $500 dol...

$5 million in HUD funding toward renewal project for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

February 11, 2018

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be giving $2 billion in funding to the United States. Out of the $2 billion in funds $5 million will be received locally. This HUD funding will go toward renewal projects for the Kern County Homeless Collaborative (KCHC), the local continuum of care. The KCHC is made up of several Kern County organizations with different specialties...

Colleges may be granted millions for education

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

February 11, 2018

The 2018-19 state budget proposed by Governor Jerry Brown emphasizes higher education. The proposal is set to grant colleges and universities millions of dollars’ worth of funding and to establish an online community college. According to the proposal, the California Community College system will receive “rewards” if they are able to meet certain criteria including the...

Bakersfield College plans to take control of financial aid

Breanna Fields, Reporter

February 1, 2012

The Financial Aid Department recently revealed changes that will affect the amount of financial aid a student is eligible to receive over the course of a lifetime. “The government is cracking down and trying to get more control of federal student aid,” said Joan Wegner, the director of Financial Aid at Bakersfield College. “It just went out of control with billions...

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