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Western students possibly receiving tuition refund

Missouri Western undergraduate students who are residents of Missouri may have some money coming their way in the near future. The Western Board of Governors will be polled anonymously to decide whether or not to refund 1.74 percent of tuition, or $3.35 per credit hour, to resident undergraduate students. If passed, the tuition increase will also be permanently removed going forward.... Read More

Senator visits Western

Due to new legislation and changes to old understandings, one local politician has taken it upon herself to help educate Missouri college campuses regarding sexual violence. As part of her “Claire on Campus’ tour, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Missouri Western to speak to administrators, faculty members and students about sexual assault. She made her visit on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 4:15... Read More

SGA taking off at full speed

Although the year has just begun, the leaders of the Student Government Association said they have been hard at work. President Daniel Hager and Vice President Tyler O’Neill spent most of their summer on the Western campus discussing their goals for the upcoming year. Hager and O’Neill have similar plans for the new year in SGA. Recycling on campus is... Read More

Government shut down, future federal aid uncertain

Most students are not feeling the weight of the government shutdown directly, however, a select few at Western — as well as some faculty — are feeling it directly. Those students who were selected for verification that have already completed their forms do not need to worry, but, those who waited may face an obstacle. Director of Finance Marilyn Baker... Read More

Student loan default rates rise

The most recent available data shows Missouri Western students’ loan default rate has tripled in just four years. This problem is not only unique to Western, as default rates all over the country are climbing. However, the folks at financial aid here on campus are instituting a lot of new programs to keep students up-to-date on their loans and out... Read More