financial aid

Staff Editorial: WashU, don’t raise tuition

A WashU education continues to grow pricier, but after a pandemic and record endowment growth, the University should consider the necessity of raising tuition yet again.

Staff Editorial: Need-blind is a cause for celebration; here’s what should come next

While the change to need-blind admissions has been long-desired — almost an unachievable fantasy — this turn of long-halted gears on a highly supported admissions modification is commendable. It also shows that plenty of other “fantastical” financial changes are equally possible. 

Zetcher family makes $8 million commitment for need-based aid, supporting WU goal to go need-blind

In the Zetchers’ recognition, South 40 House will be renamed Arnold and Ellen Zetcher House.

| Staff Reporter

Staff Editorial: Need-blind admissions should be more than just a goal

Wash. U.’s renewed commitment to socioeconomic diversity falls flat without a commitment to becoming need-blind that is more than a declaration of aspiration. The Zetchers’ contribution is indeed a step toward pulling this goal out of the realm of possibility and into reality.

Chancellor Andrew Martin delivers first annual ‘State of the University’ address

During the address, which was broadcast live on YouTube, Martin described some highlights of the Washington University experience in 2020, in the face of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

| Staff Reporter

‘We keep us safe’: Black WU students raise over $5,000 for mutual aid fund

A mutual aid fund run by and for Black students at Washington University has raised over $5,000 to alleviate financial pressures exacerbated by the pandemic.

Sabrina Sayed | Contributing Reporter

Class of 2024 to make final college decisions virtually after WU campus closes

Given that many students admitted through the Regular Decision application cycle this year will finalize their college decisions without visiting campus, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has adjusted their typical programming.

Ellie Ito | Staff Reporter

WU announces tuition increase for 2020-2021 academic year

After five consecutive 3.5% increases, Washington University’s annual tuition will tick up by 3.8% for the 2020-2021 school year, Interim Provost Marion Crain announced in a statement emailed to students and families Wednesday morning.

Matthew Friedman | Senior Editor

There’s more to Student Financial Services than just tuition assistance

Most people know that the Office of Student of Financial Services (SFS) is where students go to help finance tuition, room and board. However, many don’t realize just how much SFS can give students or how their processes work. The aim of this article is to help give students a holistic overview of how to take advantage of everything SFS offers.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

Martin announces free tuition for low-income students in Missouri and Southern Illinois

Low-income students from Missouri and Southern Illinois will be able to attend Washington University for free starting in the 2020-2021 school year, Chancellor Andrew Martin announced in his inaugural address, Oct. 3.

| Managing Editor

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