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FAFSA updates to ease verification process for students, families

FAFSA updates to ease verification process for students, families

February 15, 2019

Changes to the FAFSA application process are helping to remove some of the burden associated with verifying documents for students and families. Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Services Cynthia Grunden said some students are flagged by the Department of Education ...

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

February 6, 2019

New York is likely to become the fourth state to ban the controversial gay and trans panic defense strategy, according to a Jan. 25 NBC article. The bill was introduced in 2017 and has been gaining momentu...

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

March 5, 2018

Another West Coast tech company will soon move to Chicago. ServiceNow, a software company with nearly $2 billion in annual revenue, announced Feb. 23 that it would create a new technology Development Center in Fulto...

Twin Peaks ‘wizard’ shares DIY magic

Twin Peaks ‘wizard’ shares DIY magic

December 12, 2017

Since he first picked up a bass guitar to play in a talent show in sixth grade, Cadien James, indie rock band Twin Peaks' frontman and self-proclaimed "wizard of the band," has had a passion for playing m...

Current spring registration shows drop, college says it is not ‘alarming’

Current spring registration shows drop, college says it is not ‘alarming’

December 12, 2016

According to the most recent Spring 2017 Semester registration report, 601 fewer total students registered for classes when compared with numbers for the Spring 2016 Semester. The unofficial figures, pu...

Postcard campaign urges state to fund MAP grants

Postcard campaign urges state to fund MAP grants

By Campus Reporter

October 31, 2016

While some students are getting ready to register for the upcoming semester, others are worrying about how they will continue to afford college without Illinois Monetary Award Program grants.Among the stu...

SFS: Nationwide FAFSA change simplifies ‘tedious’ process

SFS: Nationwide FAFSA change simplifies ‘tedious’ process

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

Students can now submit their 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as Oct. 1, according to a Sept. 27 email Student Financial Services sent to students.The new timeline allows stu...

Faculty Senate approves two new motions

Faculty Senate approves two new motions

April 11, 2016

The Faculty Senate approved two motions at its April 8 meeting that would reduce the number of summer credits required for graduate students to be considered full-time students. The Senate also modified a ...

Budget crisis likely to turn students, businesses away

By Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016

As tensions surrounding the Illinois budget stalemate continue to build, concerns for the future of higher education in the state are gaining momentum. Questions regarding the delayed disbursement of state-funded grants and scholarships like the Monetary Award Program Grant have escalated into queries of the validity and strength of colleges and universities operating in a state that hasn’t had a functional budget for m...

Students call for improved SFS phone, online customer service

Students call for improved SFS phone, online customer service

November 23, 2015

Serina Johnston, a senior theatre major, contacted the Student Financial Services Office through its online chat function Nov. 9 to resolve an issue with the second half of her tuition refund, which s...

New pop-up library  ‘rewrites’ Wicker Park

New pop-up library ‘rewrites’ Wicker Park

November 16, 2015

In collaboration with Activate! Chicago, a City of Chicago initiative, and Latent Design, an urbanism firm, Read/Write Library is staging “Rewritable Wicker Park,” a pop-up library located at 1260 N. M...

AVP of Student Financial Services talks financial aid, payment plans

AVP of Student Financial Services talks financial aid, payment plans

June 24, 2015

New students have many responsibilities to manage as they settle into their new college homes. Between organizing your move-in date, color coordinating your new bedroom and choosing which “Welcome W...

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