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SBU not part of new funding programs for students

Mariam Ismail October 5, 2023
SUNY colleges and universities have experienced a drop in enrollment rates by 6% in their four-year institutions within the last 10 years. A combination of reasons — including financial stress, mental health issues and a lack of access to resources — have led to this rapid decline. 
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU extends G/P/NC deadline again, allows students to apply the policy to two classes

Alek Lewis November 10, 2020
Stony Brook University has made its final decision on the extension of the Grade/Pass/No Credit policy (G/P/NC), extending the deadline to the last day of class, or Dec. 7, allowing students to apply the grading policy on up to two classes.
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Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Fotis Sotiropoulos. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSTY

G/P/NC: Implications for student success

Fotis Sotiropoulos October 27, 2020
#OPINIONS With the added stress of an ongoing pandemic, many students have asked me, “Why doesn’t Stony Brook simply extend the P/NC (pass/no-credit) policy that was available in Spring 2020?”
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU needs to update Degreeworks

Minal Chawla September 26, 2020
#OPINION: Students are unsatisfied with the lack of up-to-date information on Degreeworks. The web-based advising tool allows students to see which major, minor, specialization and general education requirements have been fulfilled.
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When financial aid gets in the way of education

When financial aid gets in the way of education

Cindy Mizaku May 5, 2019
In Fall 2017, I started my first semester at Stony Brook University on the pre-med track. Like many undergraduate students on similar paths, I rely on financial aid to pay for college.
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Poster for the Angry Rivera event COURTESEY OF LIISA

Sexual assault survivor and immigrant activist Angy Rivera shares her story

Maya Brown November 11, 2018
Angy Rivera, subject of the Peabody Award-winning documentary "Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie)". spoke about her experiences as an undocumented immigrant and sexual assault victim on Thursday, Nov. 8 in Roth Cafe.
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SBU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., above, is a supporter of the limits on tuition increases by SUNY 2020. STATESMAN STOCK PHOTO

Proposed freeze on Pell Grants elicits cold reactions from LI leaders

Mahreen Khan August 19, 2015
The non-binding budget resolution set forth by the U.S. House of Representatives suggests a 10-year freeze on the maximum grant award at $5,775.
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University Advancement reported that it raised $82,009,774 in gifts and pledges for the 2013 fiscal year. (BRIDGET DOWNES / THE STATESMAN)

Donations to universities increase both at SBU and across the nation

Michaela Kilgallen November 18, 2014
According to the Giving USA 2014 report, between 2012 and 2013, nationally, education experienced the largest increase in donations by 8.9 percent to total $52.07 billion.
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Many students are taking out over $25,000 in loans, according to a recent poll of black and white graduates. (MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN)

Survey shows debt gap among college graduates of different races

Samantha Mercado October 7, 2014
A recent survey by Gallup showed that 50 percent of black college graduates held more than $25,000 in student loan debt, compared to 34 percent of white graduates.
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In the next five years, there will be an increase in tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30%.

NYSUNY2020 grant program raises Stony Brook student tuition

Ryan Wolf August 26, 2014
For the 2014-2015 school year, both in-state and out-of-state students at Stony Brook University will see increases in their academic tuition.
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Stony Brook University president Samuel L. Stanley attends President Barack Obama’s “Call to Action.” Stanley was joined by 100 other university presidents at the White House. (GAVIN STERN/SHFWIRE)

Stony Brook promises support at White House ‘Call to Action’

Gavin Stern January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Troy Simon grew up poor in New Orleans. He could not read until he was 14. But with a little help, he is now a student at Bard College in New York—and got to introduce Michelle Obama at...

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A breakdown of 2013-2014 tuition

Will Welch August 28, 2013
SUNY campuses have consistently raised the prices of tuition since 2002. Stony Brook is no exception. For this academic year, in-state students can expect to pay $1,144 more than last year.
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