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Study Abroad: Financially accessible?

The study abroad fair was hosted on Sept. 9 on the quad, exposing students to various study abroad opportunties.

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2016

With universities across the country getting increasingly competitive about attracting prospective students, or ‘prospies,’ one of the things that’s getting the spotlight on almost every campus tour is the seemingly omnipresent study abroad program. The ease with which students can travel inter...

CWRU transition to need-aware admissions approved

Anastazia Vanisko, Director of Print

September 16, 2016

Case Western Reserve University will officially adopt a need-aware admissions policy despite student opposition last fall, when the possibility was first made known to the student body. Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President Brian Ward announced the transition to need-aware admissions—...

Abetting hypocrisy: Financial aid policy exposes need for revisions

Ryan Cleary

April 15, 2016

Earlier this year, Case Western Reserve University announced an interest in adopting a need-aware admissions policy to meet 100 percent of student financial need. While it cannot be said whether the need-aware policy causes more harm than good, the goal to achieve 100 percent of need is laudable. So...

Scholarships get personal

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 19, 2016

As part of the university’s increased capital campaign, there are now more options for donors to give to undergraduate scholarships. “Our admissions have skyrocketed in recent years for undergraduates,” said Vanessa Mavec, Assistant Director of Development and Special Projects. “We have triple...

CWRU considers ending use of need-blind admissions

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2015

For the first time in 10 years, Case Western Reserve University is considering changing the way it runs its admissions. Currently, CWRU practices need-blind admissions, but they don’t meet 100 percent of financial need. They are considering removing the need-blind aspect. Four different methods...

With housing policy, financial aid fails to financially aid

November 14, 2014

A recent article ranked Case Western Reserve University’s dorms as the most expensive in Ohio higher education. Similarly, according to a poll on The Observer’s website, a whopping 78 percent of the 159 respondents said that the price of housing is too high for the quality th...

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