Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Financial aid reaches record high

By Staff

February 12, 2012

Filed under Campus News

The University of Massachusetts is offering an increased amount of grant money to students, according to a press release from the UMass Office of News & Media Relations. At a Board of Trustees Committee meeting last week, President Robert L. Caret announced that financial ai...

House reduces maximum award amount for Pell Grant

By Melanie Muller

March 3, 2011

Filed under Campus News

A recent decision by the United States House of Representatives to cut the maximum amount of money awarded to federal Pell Grant recipients has drawn sharp criticism from many in the education community and from local politici...

Funding set for financial aid

By Collegian News Staff

February 14, 2011

Filed under Campus News

In a recent report to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees Committee on Administration and Finance, UMass system President Jack Wilson stated his intention to set aside $130.5 million in funding to student financial ...

Public higher ed struggles to fill budget gap

By R.P. Hitt

January 26, 2011

Filed under Business, Campus News

Ben Taylor, a University of Massachusetts senior, faces the grim reality of having to pay back over $30 thousand in debt after graduation. He, like many other soon-to-be college graduates, not only face mounting debt, but an incr...

Student Government Association holds last meeting before Thanksgiving

By Ashley Berger

November 18, 2010

Filed under Campus News, SGA

In a Wednesday, Nov. 17 meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) appointed new members, revised a small section of the Constitution, and tabled what could have been an important voting issue. Before the meeting, the representatives from the SGA and various R...

How to graduate “debt free.”

By Melanie Muller

October 24, 2010

Filed under Archives

University of Massachusetts senior Zac Bissonnette has published a book, “Debt Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents,” and was interviewed in August...

Five UMass alums awarded Fulbright Scholarships

By Staff

October 14, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Five former University of Massachusetts students, among them four 2010 graduates, were awarded Fulbright Scholarships for international studies, according to a Wednesday release from the University’s News and Media Relations office. The students are among som...