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Loic Hostetter

Prime

March 6, 2013 12:00 a.m.

Close to home: Bruin’s homeless summers a test of self-reliance

Brandon Christensen wakes up every morning on a well-cushioned green couch to the sound of his cellphone’s alarm.

By Loic Hostetter

Campus

Oct. 19, 2012 1:01 a.m.

Gender Studies department celebrates name change

The gender studies department ““ formerly known as women’s studies ““ celebrated its recent name change Wednesday, which went into effect this quarter.

By Loic Hostetter

News

May 24, 2012 12:18 a.m.

UCLA graduate student and Libertarian Steve Collett runs for Congress

Not many students can juggle five classes, a business and a congressional campaign.

By Loic Hostetter

Uncategorized

Oct. 26, 2011 11:08 a.m.

Obama proposal would alleviate student loan burden with lower payments

President Barack Obama outlined initiatives to decrease monthly loan payments of soon-to-be college graduates in a proposal Tuesday afternoon.

The bill would expand an existing loan repayment program that capped student loan repayments at 15 percent of the student’s discretionary income – income left after taxes and basic necessities are paid for.

The plan would also reduce monthly payments to 10 percent of students’ discretionary income, according to a statement released Tuesday from the White House.

In addition, Obama’s plan aims to consolidate federal student loan program repayment.

Students supported by multiple federal programs would be able to make single monthly payments instead of multiple payments to different programs, which would significantly reduce interest payments, according to the statement.

“The need for enough income to make large monthly payments may discourage some graduates from starting a new job-creating business or entering teaching or another lower-paying public service career,” the statement said.

By Loic Hostetter

News

Oct. 18, 2011 1:19 a.m.

UC President Mark Yudof reaches out to high schools

University of California President Mark Yudof spoke to an audience of East Los Angeles high school students Monday to reaffirm the UC’s commitment to financial accessibility for students.

By Loic Hostetter

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