The Daily Eastern News

Office of Financial Aid breaks down FAFSA process

Veronica Martin, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid and loans are starting to be processed by Eastern’s financial aid coordinators. Amanda Starwalt, financial aid director, is responsible for how much money students receive in grants and loans. She also decides how much money is distributed to each student. “I...

Perkins Loan program expired

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 14, 2015

The Federal Perkins Loan program, which was the oldest federal student loan program, ended on Sept. 30. The Perkins Loan was a low interest federal loan for students with exceptional financial need. This academic year, about 250 students received the loan. In 2014-2015 about 350 students did. Amanda...

Students voice opinions on current education system

Grace Pai, the outreach fellow for NextGen Illinois, discusses issues and solutions that young people in Illinois face on Tuesday in the Phipps Lecture Hall.

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

September 9, 2014

Students from all types of political backgrounds came together in the Phipps Lecture Hall eager to express their thoughts on the current political situation in Illinois Tuesday. Hosted by the Political Science Association, Grace Pai, an outreach fellow from the Roosevelt Institution lead the caucus...

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