For the first time, student financial aid has been recommended as a budget priority in Virginia by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia.
Senator Mark Warner spoke to VCU students on Wednesday and addressed the issue of student loans debt by outlining his plan to alleviate some of the growing crisis if he is re-elected to Congress this November.
While a partisan stalemate over Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15 trickled along in Richmond this spring, a much more straightforward trend washed over the whole state of Virginia: tuition and fees for state-sponsored institutions increased across the board.
A team of five students from VCU will compete nationally for $10,000 in the second annual “Up To Us” campaign to engage and raise awareness about the long-term effects of a growing national debt.
Students can expect to see a new slogan making campus-wide appearances alongside the “Make it Real” mantra in the next week or two.