Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Life as an International Student
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Studying Abroad in the Land Down Under…
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Student Employment Office
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Loan Information and Borrowing Options
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Thoughts from the Bursar’s Office
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University Aid Awarding Policies
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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy – Federal and University Aid
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Introducing the Pre-College Residence Hall Director!
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Attend the ICAN Succeed Bootcamp
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Preparing for College, Preparing for Writing, Preparing for Fiction…

Life as an International Student

Whenever I tell people that I’m an international student, it’s always followed by an influx of questions! Where are you from? What’s it like being an international student? Do you like it here? Do you miss your family? Is it hard? Have you ever felt like an outsider?  I always take the questions in stride,[…]

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Studying Abroad in the Land Down Under…

Hi, everyone! In case you have been wondering why I’ve been M.I.A. this past spring, I was on exchange at the University of Sydney in Australia! It has been an absolutely amazing experience, and I can’t wait to share my favorite things about it with you.  Watching opera at the Sydney Opera House Ever since[…]

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Student Employment Office

The University of Rochester’s Student Employment Office exists to provide the support necessary to allow University of Rochester students to engage in non-benefited hourly employment through the University. The office manages the hourly employment process for all students matriculated in degree-granting programs. JobLink JobLink is the online employment system available to UR students to search[…]

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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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Thoughts from the Bursar’s Office

The Bursar’s Office is responsible for billing and cashiering operations. We collect, calculate, and bill all tuition and associated fees for students at the University. We partner with many different offices to bill fees such as mailboxes, lab fees, international student fees, study abroad fees, health fees and insurance, orientation, etc. Through our partnership with[…]

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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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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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Introducing the Pre-College Residence Hall Director!

Hello, everyone! My name is Brooke Robinson and I’ll be your Residence Hall Director or RHD. I am so excited to engage with you all this summer! About a year ago, at the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!), I completed my bachelor’s degree in dance with an emphasis on choreography. I continued my education at[…]

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Attend the ICAN Succeed Bootcamp

by Burt Nadler, Pre-College Programs instructor Seeking to connect career curiosities to potential college majors? Eager to learn about college admissions? Ready to visit or already visiting colleges? Attend the ICAN Succeed Bootcamp as part of Pre-College Programs to learn how to: Expedite actions and nurture attitudes that yield college admissions and career success Maximize college target list creation,[…]

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Preparing for College, Preparing for Writing, Preparing for Fiction…

by Zachary Powell, Pre-College Programs instructor, “Reading and Writing Flash Fiction” Zachary Powell has taught high school for seven years and at the college level for three. During this time, he taught speech, film, academic and creative writing, and reading. Currently, Zachary is a PhD student in film, is a writing consultant in Rochester’s Writing Center, and[…]

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