Financial Aid

Counselors at Student Financial Services help find success, not stress

As grant-based aid packages—bolstered by named scholarships—have helped Penn welcome more students who come from lower-income households, Student Financial Services (SFS) has ramped up its ability to assist their academic journeys, especially during the pandemic when students needed more support than ever. That includes having two counselors—Silvia Hanks and Jodi Wagner—who specialize in serving highly aided students at Penn.

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Chronicle of Philanthropy

Foundations and big donors step in to tackle the nation’s nurse shortage

A $125 million gift from alumnus Leonard Lauder has created a tuition-free program at the School of Nursing that will eventually train 40 nurse practitioners a year for decades to come.

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Forbes

The Rooted School network: Experiencing success in college and work in high school

An analysis from the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the School of Social Policy & Practice shows that supplying $50 a week to 10 seniors yielded positive financial and mental results.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

International Institute of Minnesota launches guaranteed income pilot program for refugees

The Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the School of Social Policy & Practice is noted as having more than 50 pilot programs running nationwide in cities of varying size.

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ABC News

Biden’s student loan forgiveness will cost $400B, new estimate says, as White House pushes back

The Congressional Budget Office’s new $400 billion estimate for President Biden’s forgiveness plan is noted as slightly less than the Wharton School’s $605B assessment.

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The New York Times

White House student loan forgiveness could cost about $400 billion

The Penn Wharton Budget estimates that all three components of President Biden’s forgiveness plan will cost about $600 billion over 10 years.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Letter to the Editor: Financial aid and cost of attendance at Penn

Stephen J. MacCarthy, vice president of University Communications wrote about Penn’s efforts to make higher education affordable: “A strong commitment to student financial aid (as witnessed at Penn) can dramatically increase access while improving the lives of entire generations of students.”

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