Despite the challenging economy, the University of La Verne is now a more attractive school to attend than ever before from a financial aid perspective.
The university announced it has increased the amount of funds that it makes available for institutional aid and will provide an estimated $22 million in assistance to traditional undergraduate students who enroll for the 2009-2010 school year. This funding is primarily designed to assist incoming freshmen, however those who transfer to La Verne from other institutions may also receive assistance.
“We’re delighted to announce that the amount of institutional aid available for tuition discounting during the next school year will increase,” said Chris Krzak, Dean of Admissions. “With the economy tight and many families struggling, this will make financing their college education easier for new students who attend the University of La Verne.”
Unlike many schools, the university takes a customized approach to providing institutional aid, analyzing student and family financial needs on a case by case basis rather than use a more generalized approach on broader contingents. As a result, assistance is tailored to accommodate each family’s individual income and need.
“Our hope is to make a college education available to as many students as possible,” said Leatha Webster, Director of Financial Aid. “We have an excellent program here and we want students to know that at the end of their years with us they’ll leave with a very valuable education—one that is also an excellent value.”
She added, “Our hope is that students will go out into their communities and become good citizens without having a large loan indebtedness.”
In addition to Cal and Pell grants, financial aid also is available to qualifying students in the form of merit scholarships and gifts; loans and work programs would be used to offset part or all of any financial need that remains, Webster said.
For additional information, please call the Office of Financial Aid at (909) 593-3511, Ext.4042. You may also e-mail the office at email@example.com or visit online at http://www.laverne.edu/fao.
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