Tag: student debt

Scholarships Don’t Just Grow on Trees

BY STEVEN ZHOU, STAFF WRITER Earlier this year, Stanford graduate students who had no other means of affording meals during winter break were reported to be foraging for food from trees on campus. As extreme as that example may be,…

Who Will Save The Students?

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER One of the biggest current events in America is the 2020 presidential election. Of course, any presidential election is bound to be a major talking point in the year leading up to it, but the…

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…

VA Sen. Warner Introduces Two Higher Education Bills

NEW LEGISLATION WOULD PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COLLEGES AND STUDENT DEBT  By Lauryn Cantrell, Staff Writer Virginia Senator Mark Warner reintroduced two bipartisan education bills this week designed to ensure current and prospective college students have access to better college…

Stay Mason Student Support Fund application goes live

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) by Amina Benguedouar A million dollar fund created to serve as a fallback for students at Mason is now open to applicants. The Stay Mason Student Support Fund, previously called the Mason Access Initiative, is designed to help…