Tag: tuition

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House of Delegates stalls on bill to cap tuition rates

BUT OTHER LEGISLATION MOVES FORWARD TO PROTECT STUDENT LOANS BORROWERS By Michael Eberhart, News Editor A new bill introduced to the Virginia House of Delegates that would cap college tuition rates for four years has stalled in the appropriations committee….


Board of Visitors Revises Mason’s Ten Year Strategic Plan

THE PLAN PROMISES TO KEEP TUITION COSTS LOW WHILE INCREASING ENROLLMENTS BY 8,000 By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Mason’s Board of Visitors met just before finals in December to update the school’s ten-year strategic plan, which began in 2014. Part…

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Student Government update

Key Legislation, Discussion and Debates BY RYAN COONEY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT BEAT WRITER Student government met Feb. 2 for its weekly meeting in Merten Hall 1201. Key legislation of the day included discussion on Resolution 29, which sought to establish a…

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Where does your tuition go? Mason answers in town hall

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) Yesterday, Student Government sponsored an event where students learned how their tuition money is spent. J.J. Davis, senior vice president for Administration and Finance, and Rose Pascarell, vice president for University Life, hosted the town hall…

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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…


VA in-state ratio bill fails in committee

This story was originally published in the March 23 print issue. A Virginia General Assembly bill for a percentage cap on out-of-state students wasn’t passed, again. The in-state ratio bill “died” in the Committee on Education in February 10. House…


Mason students launch campaign to fund the DREAM

This story was originally published in the Mar 2 print issue of Fourth Estate. Mason DREAMers is currently raising money to fund a scholarship to help lessen the burden of high tuition costs for undocumented students. Through their campaign launched…

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What Mason looks like in graphs

Around this time a year ago, President Ángel Cabrera was inaugurated as Mason’s president – marking perhaps the biggest turning point in the university since it became an independent university in 1972. As Mason begins to go through these changes, it’s…