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Jazmine Soto Olivares, a student worker at the financial aid office at City College, processes applications, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Photo by Connor Jewett/City Times Media

Delayed FAFSA finally online but students – even here at City College – aren’t applying

Campus officials hope outreach, workshop spreads awareness
Connor Jewett, Multimedia Journalist March 5, 2024
Campus officials hope outreach, workshop spreads awareness
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The deadline for San Diego City College’s scholarships is Feb. 25. Graphic by Susana Serrano

City College scholarship applications are due Feb. 25. Here’s what you need to know.

Over 50 scholarships are available to students this spring semester
Naylise DeGroat, Multimedia Journalist February 20, 2024
Over 50 scholarships are available to students this spring semester.
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Liberal Arts and Black Studies student Sara Tiumalu sets up games for a Mental Health Services event on campus, Oct. 19, 2023. Sara is one of over 40 million holders of student loans. Photo by Kevin Ouellette/City Times Media

Student loan interest and debt payments are back. City College students are among those affected

As payments resume and interest accumulates, students can plan accordingly
Kevin Ouellette, Multimedia Journalist November 1, 2023
The temporary suspension of federal student loan payments and the waiving of interest officially expired as of October 2023.
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Jonathan Tyler, a student in the esthetician program, walks into the financial aid office to work on FAFSA, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

Changes are coming to the FAFSA application. Here’s what you need to know.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will have less questions, will communicate directly with the IRS
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist October 30, 2023
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA for short, will have less questions and will communicate directly with the IRS, according to City College officials
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Second-year child development student Naomi Laguna works in the Curran Plaza. Laguna is a former Promise Program student, Oct. 5, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/ City TImes Media

City College program promises free tuition. SDCCD says over 6K students have taken advantage.

Promise Program students get access to priority counseling, registration and support
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist October 18, 2023
To be eligible for the Promise Program, students must be first-time college students or returning SDCCD students who have not enrolled in classes for three or more semesters excluding summer.
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City College students wait in line at the financial aid office, August 31, 2023. Students can visit the office to get information about the Federal Work Study program. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

City College recruiting students for Federal Work Study program

Part-time employment for students with financial need available on campus
Eve McNally, Multimedia Journalist September 6, 2023
City College is now recruiting students for Federal Work Study, which offers students part-time work opportunities in several different departments on campus.
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Students walking and interacting with City College department booths during Open House near the AH building at San Diego City College, April 20, 2023. Photo by Joel Nevarez/City Times Media

City College welcomes prospective students for Open House

Annual event showcases academics, exceptional student work and dynamic campus community
Joel Nevarez, Sean Monney, and Shamere Grimes April 21, 2023
Prospective students from all over San Diego County toured San Diego City College's campus for the annual Open House on April 20.
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A graphic of silhouettes and floating communication devices - phones, emails and computers - and a large question mark in a thought bubble is shown

‘Very clear lack of communication’ at City College, students say

As City administrators offer suggestions on staying connected, students still struggle to find the answers they need
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor April 19, 2022
Students are providing personal examples of how administrators are not delivering information to students in a way that meets their needs.
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Two outstretched hands hold what appears to be hundred dollar bills formed into a ball

Deadline tonight to apply for $1,200 grant

An email sent to City, Mesa and Miramar students offers the possibility of aid money for those who have not yet received a grant for spring semester
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist March 22, 2022
An email sent to some students of City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges on March 16 from the district stated that the colleges are offering students emergency relief grants.
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A computer screen with jumbled letters and phrases is shown.

Student ‘bots’ detected at City College

Fake students are enrolling in online classes at City, potentially taking spots from real students
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist February 11, 2022
Fake students popped up throughout California community colleges this past year, and San Diego City College is no exception.
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A City College student opens the Edquity app

Midnight deadline looms for Fall Fest $500 student aid

Some City College students experience difficulties filling out applications on tight timeline
Kathy Archibald, Kathryn Gray, and Jakob McWhinney December 16, 2021
With Fall Fest 2021 in the rearview mirror, some San Diego City College students have reported difficulties with the process of obtaining the promised $500 in aid, with a deadline to apply for the aid looming at midnight tonight. 
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Students walk across a concrete square surrounded by buildings at San Diego City College

Student interest high for City College’s first Fall Fest

The promise of a $500 incentive draws students to the first in-person, campus-wide event
Philip Salata, Kathy Archibald, and Jakob McWhinney December 7, 2021
San Diego City College officials recently announced an event called Fall Fest, slated to take place on campus on Dec. 8, during which $75,000 in aid money will be given to students to entice attendance at the first campus-wide event since the COVID-19 shutdown.
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