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Student demands increased Title IX funding

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 18, 2020

Katelyn Vinci wants better resources for survivors of sexual violence statewide and at USI and she’s putting her advocacy into action. The junior social work major and president of Students for Gender Violence Awareness (SFGVA) is working on a petition to create an office housing Title IX, but ha...

Is there enough care for students put into USI’s funding?

Is there enough care for students put into USI's funding?

Emily Catterton, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

The first thing we hear in our high school career is, “where are you going to college?” This question haunts us until we eventually decide where we will spend the next four years of our education.  The question on the table now -- is there enough care going into higher education?  The answ...

Tuition to spike over next two years

Tuition to spike over next two years

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

June 8, 2017

The university Board of Trustees moved to increase tuition to $7,460 for the 2017-18 school year and $7,829 in 2018-19. Tuition for 2016-17 currently sits at $7,105. The increase also includes a $2.50 hike per credit hour per semester in the technology fee. University President Linda Bennett said the ...

Bennett: Funding formulas ‘not working’

Linda Bennett

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 20, 2017

If the Indiana House of Representatives has its way, the university will lose over $14,000 in funding for next year. “We don’t know if we are going to stay here, but we don't know how much it is going to change,” said university President Linda Bennett at the annual budget presentation. “We don...

Financial aid office partners with advisers

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 4, 2016

Alyssa Smith Junior nutrition major Kristin Pender depends completely on financial aid to pay for college. Student Financial Assistance  is planning to partner with academic advisers to help students like Pender make appropriate course selections. The partnership involves notifying students when t...

Tuition hike for funding grinds gears

Vanessa Roach

August 19, 2015

The Board of Trustees approved a six percent tuition increase July 9. Tuition for in-state undergraduate students at the university will increase three percent in the 2015-2016 school year, and another three percent in the 2016-2017 school year. The reason for the tuition increase is to provide salar...

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