At Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Philomena Mantella, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Life, said Northeastern’s emphasis on experiential education, global engagement, and flexible programs continues to attract top students from the U.S. and around the world.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday, Aoun wrote that active duty military, Reserve, and National Guard members shouldn’t be prevented from accessing higher education benefits due to the government shutdown. Northeastern will provide direct financial assistance to prevent a disruption in their education.
Northeastern officials do not expect the shutdown to have an effect on the university’s financial aid program, though opportunities for federally-supported research may be impacted.
At the Faulty Senate’s first meeting of the academic year, Provost Stephen W. Director presented Northeastern’s accomplishments and growth on many fronts, including academic resources, financial aid, and student life enhancements.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. John Tierney urged Northeastern students to voice their support for a preventative measure that would halt a looming hike to federally subsidized Stafford loans.
The university will provide an unprecedented $204 million in institutional grant aid for 2013–2014, which represents a 9 percent increase from the previous academic year.
On Tuesday, a delegation of Northeastern students lobbied Massachusetts lawmakers to support increasing state financial-aid programs for college students.
U.S. Rep. John F. Tierney of Massachusetts addressed his role in making college more affordable in a campus meeting of higher education stakeholders.
Martha Kanter, under secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, discussed the Obama administration’s blueprint for keeping college affordable in a town-hall-style forum at Northeastern on Tuesday.
Continuing his leadership on national higher education issues, President Aoun meets with federal education officials to discuss fate of Perkins Loan Program
Students gain insight into the workings of the Statehouse and give the legislators an earful about preserving higher education financial aid funding in this year’s budget