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USI student debt among lowest in the nation despite rising higher ed costs

USI student debt among lowest in the nation despite rising higher ed costs

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2019

Students are feeling the pressure as accumulating loans due to the cost of higher education sends them further and further into unaffordable debt. Sophomore Business Management Alex Smith said he has accumulated around $30,000 in student loan debt since he enrolled at USI.  Smith decided to u...

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand the kind of demands that are on the office of the president, so that’s been revealing as I move f...

What’s the cost?

What’s the cost?

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

October 12, 2016

When people think of attending college often they think of student loans, debt and financial need.

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