Tag: financial aid

Early Identification Program Receives $100,000 Grant

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation funds college-access program at Mason BY ALEXA TIRONI, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Early Identification Program (EIP) recently received a $100,000 grant. The funding comes from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a scholarship foundation that provides financial aid…

Why College Is So Weird

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Ever wonder why college is so weird? It’s not like work and it’s not like home. It’s a weird, four(ish)-year span of our lives when we complain about other people making our food for us,…

More Money, Less Problems

Scholarships are an effective way to help pay for college  BY LAURA SCUDDER, COPY EDITOR  Ah, how does one pay for school, you ask? Is it through grit, determination and struggle? Yes.  However, the real answer is money.  Whether you…

Student Debt At Mason

Spiros Protopsaltis discusses current trends and offers advice to students BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When Spiros Protopsaltis was the deputy assistant secretary for higher education and student financial aid in the Obama administration, he helped to expand students’ access…

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The Last Ship out of Debt: Scholarships

When looking for scholarships, here’s some do’s and don’ts BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Today, you’re going unlock the secret to financial aid: scholarships. You might already have one or two scholarships for leadership or sport-based. But there’s so more scholarships…

Warner aims to tackle student debt crisis

Sen. Mark Warner introduces legislation for students struggling with debt BY LAURYN CANTRELL   Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has introduced two bills to assist college students and college graduates in response to the rising cost of attending college.   In…

Town hall discusses state budget’s impact on Mason

Provost, senior vice president present a generally positive outlook On Tuesday, Provost David Wu and Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance J.J. Davis hosted a town hall to discuss how Governor Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget for higher education would…

Mason Scholarship application gets a revamp

This story was originally published in the Feb. 29 issue of Fourth Estate. One year after a series of changes to the online Mason Scholarship application, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) is continuing to modify the application…