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Trump’s Budget Hurts Higher Education

Trump’s Budget Hurts Higher Education

WSN Editorial Board
March 20
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Although President Donald Trump has claimed that he wants to help the working class and young people, his proposed budget cuts will only make higher education less affordable — especially for low-income students.

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NYU Ranks Fourth for Accepting Lower Income Students

NYU Ranks Fourth for Accepting Lower Income Students

Jemima McEvoy, News Editor
January 23
Filed under Diversity at NYU, NEWS, University News

A study revealed that NYU ranked fourth among other elite colleges enrolling the highest percentage of low- and middle - income students.

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On Student Debt, Trump Fails

On Student Debt, Trump Fails

WSN Editorial Board
November 17
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Beyond damaging the atmosphere of higher education by devaluing liberal arts educations, the Trump student loan plan’s deregulation goals hit lower-income families the hardest.

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How NYU Alerts Students of Financial Burden

How NYU Alerts Students of Financial Burden

Greta Chevance, Staff Writer
October 24
Filed under NEWS, University News

NYU used to directly call students to discuss discrepancies between their financial aid necessities and the actual package they received, but they no longer do this.

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How NYU Is — Or Isn’t — Aiding Students

How NYU Is — Or Isn’t — Aiding Students

Jemima McEvoy, Contributing Writer
September 30
Filed under NEWS, University News

NYU assessed its finances in a letter addressed to the New York State Legislature in which it admitted inadequate funding for its students.

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Aid Wanted for Undocumented Financial Aid Program

Aid Wanted for Undocumented Financial Aid Program

Nina Huang, Contributing Writer
September 23
Filed under NEWS, University News

The NYU community provides feedback on the university's pilot program to help students without documentation.

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FAFSA Reform an Improvement but Not a Fix

FAFSA Reform an Improvement but Not a Fix

WSN Editorial Board
September 22
Filed under OPINION

Starting the financial aid process earlier and accepting older tax returns offer planning benefits to high schoolers as they begin the application process, yet these small FAFSA reforms do little to ease the greatest burden of pursuing a college degree.

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Student Guilty of Defrauding NYU $1 Million

Student Guilty of Defrauding NYU $1 Million

Rachel Rivers, Contributing Writer
September 15
Filed under NEWS, TOP STORY, University News

While NYU financial aid is known for being stingy, an NYU alum was even stingier: he defrauded NYU of over $1.3 million dollars of financial aid. 48-year-old Frank Harrison was sentenced to 18 months in prison last Wednesday for six years of fraudulent behavior. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged him for...

Most Recent Affordability Brainstorm Draws More Students

Most Recent Affordability Brainstorm Draws More Students

Kyle Sturmann, Staff Writer
April 19
Filed under NEWS, NYU, University News

President Hamilton talked college affordability with NYU students during his second public forum.

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At Prescott University, Students Fund Undocumented Peers

At Prescott University, Students Fund Undocumented Peers

Aparna Alankar, Contributing Writer
April 11
Filed under OPINION

Prescott College is a pioneer in the path towards higher education for undocumented students.

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Quantifying NYU Endowment Woes

Quantifying NYU  Endowment Woes

WSN Editorial Board
April 11
Filed under OPINION

The model of the large endowment as “intergenerational stewardship” is more noble and much more sustainable. But in order to attain this model, the administration has a long road ahead of it.

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Students Remain Wary as University Announces Affordability Plans

Students Remain Wary as University Announces Affordability Plans

Anne Cruz, News Editor
February 22
Filed under NEWS, University News

Andrew Hamilton and Gabrielle Starr update the NYU community regarding new affordability initiatives.

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