Tag: financial aid

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…