Tag: tuition

Fundraising, Budgets and Tuition: BOV Brief

Updates on the recent BOV meeting BY ALLISON SCANLAN, STAFF WRITER The Board of Visitors (BOV) met in Merten Hall to discuss relevant policy changes and updates on Thursday, Feb. 27, announcing that Mason is now required to provide undergraduate…

Remember Who’s Paying for Education

BY: ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER The Mason Core is designed to give students a “well-rounded educational experience” and to guarantee they are exposed to many different subjects and classroom environments. The Mason Core requires that students take courses designated as…

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…

Money? A Monstrous Battle With Tuition

How can I get out of this mess? BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE ASSISTANT, CULTURE EDITOR It’s the Wednesday of the week I’m supposed to go back to Mason. This year, I’m a junior. I am the Assistant Culture Editor of the newspaper…

Creating a Culture of Care

New NOVA program aims to help students with tuition, housing and textbook costs BY ROGER HINCAPIE, STAFF WRITER NOVA Community College is focusing on an entirely new approach to what students know as student services. In a previous interview with…

Student Poverty Is Real

BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR IN CHIEF Being a college student is not easy. That is not an original idea. Across the country, millennial students are calling attention to the hardships of working full time to merely scrape by among the…

Students Bring Their Agenda to the Capitol

Mason lobbies for higher education funding BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSITANT NEWS EDITOR On Wednesday Jan. 30, roughly 50 students rode to the Virginia State Capitol to lobby for Mason Lobbies, an annual event. This year students were advocating for increased financial…

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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…

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…