The Daily Eastern News

AIM HIGH Grant funding will make Eastern accessible to bigger pool of future students

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2018

The EIU Promise Program that was revealed Thursday will reduce or offset the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees costs, including textbook rental fees, for qualified Illinois students who enroll as a way to curb out-migration. Room and board, course-specific fees such as laboratory fees, study abroad fe...

Eastern looks to retention efforts following increase in enrollment

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2018

With enrollment up by 7.1 percent, with a total head count of 7,526 students compared to last year’s number of 7,030, Eastern is taking steps to retain students in order to continue to grow enrollment after the release of Tenth Day Enrollment numbers. These steps include revamping the merit scholarship...

Students reveal how they deal with tuition

Veronica Martin, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2017

Using a variety of methods, students are navigating the sometimes-challenging task of how to pay their college tuition. Nicole Brown-Glenn, a junior family and consumer sciences major, said she has a hard time paying for her tuition.Brown-Glenn does not receive the Monetary Award Program grant, which is available to...

Keep up with financial aid

Staff Report

October 31, 2017

Financial aid can be confusing. Several students in an article recently in The Daily Eastern News were confused on some aspects of financial aid, which is of course understandable. There are many details and things to think about when it comes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to loans...

Financial aid offered for study abroad programs

Megan Noonan, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2016

  Many students believe that it costs more to attend study abroad than usual tuition. George Anaman, a graduate student who works in the study abroad office, said that is a myth. Rachel Lindhart, a second year graduate student who also works in the study abroad office, said students might...

FAFSA filing starts Saturday

Adrian Bolaji, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2016

Financial Aid is a necessity for many students, but getting it can be a tricky process for some. This year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid comes with some changes, as students can now apply for it earlier. The new day students can start to apply has switched from its original Jan....

MAP grant deadline is Saturday

Jason Howell, Online Editor

February 20, 2015

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the deadline to be eligible for the Monetary Award Program is Saturday, February 21. In an email sent to students Friday, Carol Waldmann, the interim director of financial aid and scholarships, encourages students to apply for financial aid. Students...

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