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Growing tuition outpaces family income

Growing tuition outpaces family income

Shelly Le

April 5, 2012

Whitman College recently released its student fees for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Tuition for next year is set at $41,790, a four percent increase from last year's tuition. This is the lowest tuition increase the college has had since 2000. Despite this lower-than-average tuition increase, the growing...

Admissions switch to need-sensitive provokes concerns

Illustrators: Julie Peterson

Allison Work

November 10, 2011

Recently, students have been raising concerns regarding the switch in the admissions policy from need-blind to need-sensitive admission. At an ASWC town hall meeting Oct. 24 and in comments since then, students have discussed the policy, especially in terms of its effect on the diversity and the m...

ASWC townhall meeting focuses on diversity concerns

Credit: Faith Bernstein

Rose Woodbury

October 27, 2011

When prospective students apply to Whitman, they are required to write a short essay addressing the question of diversity.  Yet  despite Whitman's focus on diversity,  some students remain concerned that a $320,000 decrease in available financial aid money and a shift from need-blind to need-sensitive...

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