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Isabel’s Fight List: The FAFSA And CSS Profile

Events Editor Isabel Sepúlveda has been filling out her own financial aid forms for a while now. In honor of the FAFSA and CSS Profile opening for business at the beginning of October, she’s shared some of her thoughts about this ridiculous process. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2019-2020 school year […]

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Waking Up With Bwog: Jet Lag Edition

It’s Friday, the sixth day of NSOP, and you’re so tired you feel jet lagged…what did you do last night? When did you stumble back to bed? Why did you wake up at 9 am for that free yoga class? Even if you did none of these things, you’re probably confused, disoriented, nursing a headache, […]

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What’s For Dinner: FLIP, Accessibility, And Leftovers

Recent months have brought low-income students’ straits to the attention of the greater campus and administration. Bwog Editor in Chief Taylor Grasdalen reports on the issue of food accessibility and what Columbia University students are doing to fix it. Two weeks ago, the Columbia First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) launched a campaign to promote their “Microfund,” intended to assist Columbia […]

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Bwoglines: Everything Is Ending Edition

The end of childhood: the lemur from Zoboomafoo, described by a co-star as “young and good-looking and very gentle,” died on Monday at the age of 20. (TVLine) New York City Council may ban texting and taking calls while bicycling. (NY Mag) Alex Rosenberg, star player on the Columbia Basketball Team, decided to withdraw for a year after fracturing […]

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Updates to Undergraduate Financial Aid Policies

Late Sunday night, Dean James Valentini of Columbia College and Dean Mary Boyce of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science sent out an email detailing the policy changes to financial aid for undergraduates in the two schools beginning in the fall of 2015. CCSC Policy VP Sejal Singh called these changes “first steps” that are […]

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Foreign Aid: What Columbia’s Need-Aware Policy Means for International Applicants

Most copies of the February issue of The Blue and White have been snatched up, but here’s looking forward to the March issue, on campus next week.  Today, managing editor Anna Bahr continues her three-part series on the experience of student debt at Columbia. To review the first piece, which focuses on taking out loans as an undergraduate, […]

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Student Debt at Columbia According to WSJ

A tipster sent in data from a recent Wall Street Journal article about how graduates of arts-focused schools tend to rack up more debt. Here are the numbers for Columbia undergraduates: Columbia University in the City of New York Average price: $19,073 Graduation rate: 93% Default rate: 3% Average student loan at time of repayment: […]

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CCSC: Dean Marinaccio Edition

CCSC’s up to its old tricks again. Bwog sent Student Council Celebrator Maren Killackey to make sure things didn’t get out of hand. Here’s what she found: Dean Marinaccio stopped by to discuss some of the reforms the Office of Financial Aid has undertaken since reviewing the results of their internal review aka that thing you […]

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Financial Aid Wants To Feed You

If you haven’t bought groceries in the last two weeks because Westside isn’t in Butler, you’re in luck. The Office of Financial Aid is hosting a “Meet, Eat, And Greet” tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Satow Room. This time frame is also right before the library dinner-time turnover, so you may have […]

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Why Are We Excluded from CAFA?

CAFA, the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid that governs CC/SEAS, has been made anew. It used to be under the Dean, but now it’s under the Provost. It used to have student reps, but now instead has professional school reps. There should be student reps on CAFA. Please make that happen, “student leaders.” Not […]

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Deantini To Get A Marinaccio Cherry Garnish

Deantini and Dean Marinaccio at a staff meeting (metaphorically) Update, 8/15 1:30 pm: Deantini has emailed us back to explain why he decided to move Financial Aid and Admissions out of the Division of Student Affairs: I wanted Admissions and Financial Aid reporting directly to me. Whom we admit to the College is the most […]

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Some Returning Barnardians May Be Out $11k

Barnard has a severe housing shortage. On Wednesday, residents learned that Plimpton rooms which in the spring were singles will this fall be doubles. Today, a student forwarded us an email from Barnard Res Life explaining that Barnard students returning from leave, and possibly transfers as well, may not get on-campus housing at all—may be […]

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What’s In the McKinsey Report?

Earlier this morning, The Eye published an article about shakeups in the upper echelons of the Columbia administration. The piece contained a couple of new nuggets in this seemingly never-ending story—including a summary of the infamous McKinsey report and changes to financial aid—but it can be difficult to keep track of everything that’s happened since […]

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Bwoglines: College Problems Edition

It’s another scandalous day in the Ivy League. Patrick Witt, the Yale quarterback who was lauded as a sports hero after he opted to play in the Harvard-Yale game rather than sit for his Rhodes Scholarship interview, has been accused of sexual assault. Turns out the Rhodes committee found out about the (unofficial) accusation and suspended […]

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CCSC: FinAid, Bacchanal, and Drainage

Senior Satow Correspondents Sarah Ngu and Maren Killackey report from this week’s CCSC meeting. Topics covered at the meeting include the financial aid office, Bacchanal and their debts, along with various other policies along the way. FinAid: Student Services Rep Karishma Habbu has continued meetings with administrators from the Undergraduate Office of Financial Aid. It appears the Undergrad […]

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