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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