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Monday October 18th

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Guatemalan international student Monica Mussack is a junior majoring in business and minoring in cognitive science.  

International students needed more from UNC

International students need a lot of help to get from home to UNC, but many of them said the University misses the mark. Everything that confuses the average incoming first-year is also an obstacle for international students — figuring out what classes to take, how to pay tuition, how to find friends — but for them, there is another layer of bureaucracy and unfamiliarity that UNC doesn't fully address. 

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Source: UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Out-of-state students may face difficulty in affording UNC

Of the 30,000 out-of-state residents who applied to UNC this year, only a handful will be granted admission, and even fewer will be offered a financial aid package. This roadblock has prevented thousands of potential out-of-state students from accepting their offer of admission, and the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid has its hands tied by North Carolina policies.  Full tuition cost in addition to room and board can cost upwards of $50,000 for out of state students attending UNC. 

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Project jumpstarts refugees' college aspirations

When senior Riley Foster first started tutoring young refugee students, she assumed she was being encouraging and reaffirming of their abilities. But when one student casually mentioned he was never going to go to college because his parents couldn’t afford it, Foster felt disheartened. 

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