Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Learning to Embrace Who You Are
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Meet Linnie: A Multidisciplinary 5th Year
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Getting Involved in Research
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Top 5 Tips for Surviving Your First Few Weeks on Campus
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Summer Study Abroad 2019: Writing in London!
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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy – Federal and University Aid
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Student Employment Office
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Loan Information and Borrowing Options
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University Aid Awarding Policies
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The Rochester Promise

Learning to Embrace Who You Are

by Sarah Weise, Class of 2020 Despite the voice in my head saying that I shouldn’t memorialize my teenage reputation on the Internet for all eternity, I’m going to do it anyway. You see, I was a nerd in high school. I wasn’t a special variety of nerd, either. I was your typical, marching-band-member-who- sits-in-the-front-row nerd.[…]

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Meet Linnie: A Multidisciplinary 5th Year

by Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Meet Linnie Schell. When I sat down with Linnie (full name Saralinda) in May, she was just finishing up her senior thesis: an investigation of reactionary internet shutdowns in countries with political unrest. This thesis combined two of her loves: political science and computer science, but there’s so much[…]

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Getting Involved in Research

As most of you may know, the University of Rochester is classified as an R1 Doctoral University⁠—otherwise known as a tier 1 research university—by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education. R1 universities “provide a lot of resources for research and have a lot of people conducting research at their respective institution.” Hence, a[…]

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Top 5 Tips for Surviving Your First Few Weeks on Campus

If you’re a first-year student reading this, welcome to campus! This blog post was written with you (and all your worries and fears ) in mind. Both this year and last I’ve gotten to campus early and seen more than 3,000 first-year students arrive and begin getting settled and getting used to campus. In addition,[…]

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Summer Study Abroad 2019: Writing in London!

Considering studying abroad? To put it simply: do it! I spent my summer studying abroad in London, and I not only learned about my study abroad course (“Media, Gender, and Identity”), but I also learned so much about the social customs, foods, and history about London. A study abroad program in the summer is a[…]

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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy – Federal and University Aid

Federal regulations require that colleges/universities monitor the academic progress of every student who is eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid, which includes the Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized), Parent PLUS Loan, and Work Study. Federal standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) include a qualitative (cumulative GPA) measurement of[…]

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Student Employment Office

The Student Employment Office supports and manages the hiring process for all hourly paid, matriculated students in degree-granting programs. We exist to help foster the educational and career goals of Rochester students through on-campus employment and provide best practices to departments and supervisors. We offer general employment counseling, I-9 completion, on-campus job fairs, workshops, and[…]

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Loan Information and Borrowing Options

Federal Direct Stafford Loan There are both subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans for students. According to federal regulations, the amount of subsidized loan that you may borrow is limited to the difference between your student expense budget and the sum of your family contribution, benefits, and any other financial aid you receive. Unsubsidized[…]

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University Aid Awarding Policies

Financial Aid Beyond Your First Year In general, you are eligible to receive financial aid at the University of Rochester for a total of eight semesters. If you are approved for a ninth semester of enrollment at the College, you may also receive financial aid. However, a separate appeal is required and approval is not[…]

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The Rochester Promise

by Kyle Insixiengmay, Class of 2022 Hi! My name is Kyle and I’m a sophomore at the University of Rochester. I’m a recipient of the Rochester Promise Scholarship, which grants free tuition to eligible graduates of the Rochester City School District (RCSD). Currently, my plan is to be a brain and cognitive science major with[…]

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