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New Scholarships Bring Hope

New Scholarships Bring Hope

WSN Editorial Board

November 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

After continued crisis in Puerto Rico, President Andrew Hamilton announced this week that NYU will offer at least 50 scholarships to Puerto Ricans.

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NYU Unites After Hurricane Harvey

NYU Unites After Hurricane Harvey

Caroline Haskins, Deputy News Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, University News

Following Hurricane Harvey, NYU administrators and students are attempting to help students and non-students that were affected.

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Thanks NYU. No, Seriously.

Thanks NYU. No, Seriously.

Katrina Fadrilan, Guest Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under OPINION

It’s the very exasperation towards our unconventional school that helps identify an NYU student — as if our shared unwillingness to settle, to remain complacent and our insistence to work for more are what defines us as a community.

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NYU Tax Return Breakdown

NYU Tax Return Breakdown

Sayer Devlin and Miranda Levingston

April 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES, University News

WSN broke down and extrapolated the highlights of NYU's September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015 tax return to celebrate Tax Day.

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Trump’s Budget Hurts Higher Education

Trump’s Budget Hurts Higher Education

WSN Editorial Board

March 20, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2016


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, 2016


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 29, 2016


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 22, 2016


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 21, 2016


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 14, 2016


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...

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