Student Financial Services

WU tuition to increase by 2.6% for the 2021-2022 academic year

Washington University’s annual tuition will increase by 2.6% to $57,750 for the 2021-2022 academic year, Vice Chancellor for Finance Amy Kweskin announced Wednesday.

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Residential Life ‘not in a financial position’ to provide prorated refunds for residential advisors seeking compensation for lost wages

Following Washington University’s decision to suspend on-campus instruction on March 11, all residential advisors received an email notifying that their employment was terminated and their remaining compensation for the spring semester, which includes housing and meal points, would be canceled. RAs were given until March 15 to vacate their on-campus housing and were asked to cease communication with their residents.

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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

SU Mental Health Fund launches for 2019-2020 school year

The Student Union Mental Health Fund, launched in October 2018 for its pilot year, will continue to allow students with financial need to receive funding towards mental health care.

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Staff editorial: Opportunity Fund provides further possibilities

With the additional funding and the developing state of the fund, it seems promising that the Opportunity Fund will continue to develop and improve.

Delmar Loop Lofts assignment unwelcome for sophomore students

he Lofts of Washington University are near completion, but the additional space hasn’t alleviated current sophomores’ housing concerns. For some sophomores, panic ensued on March 22 when those who had applied for housing on the North Side or off campus through Round 2 housing selection were notified of their assignments.

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Tuition forum takes on element of socioeconomic diversity, covers need-conscious admissions

Chancellor Mark Wrighton pledged to admit more low-income students each year to increase student body diversity while also defending Washington University’s use of need-conscious admissions at the school’s annual tuition forum Monday.

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Sugar Daddies and the Wash. U. community

A handful of Washington University students reported in the Student Life sex survey having “sugar daddies” or “sugar mommas” paying them for sexual favors.

Ellie Kincaid | Student Life

University joins national dialogue over student loan concerns

His slow jam on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” brought in two million viewers and was just one stop on President Barack Obama’s ongoing campaign to pressure Congress to pass legislation to freeze the interest rate on subsidized student loans.

Recent WU graduates’ debt less than in past years

Bucking a national trend, graduates from Washington University’s class of 2011 are in less debt than those graduating in the years right before them, according to the most recent figures from Student Financial Services. Students who graduated last year owed an average of $19,265, down from $22,042 in 2007, said Bill Witbrodt, director of Student Financial Services.

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