Tuition grant increased

The University's Benefits Committee has reviewed the Children's Educational Assistance Plan and has increased the amount of the annual tuition grant for the 2003-04 academic year.

The Tuition Grant Program provides assistance for an employee's child who is pursuing undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college. For 2003-04, the University will provide a maximum annual grant of one-half tuition and mandatory educational fees up to $9,900 ($4,950 per semester, or $3,300 per trimester or quarter), an increase from last year's maximum grant of $9,500.

For more detailed information or to request a tuition grant application, contact: Michelle Kalayjian at 258-2411 or; or Gail Klein at 258-5184 or

The University also has announced that it is terminating the Supplemental Loan Program effective June 30, 2004. Children not covered under the plan as of June 30, 2004, will not be eligible for supplemental loans. However, children currently receiving loans will be grandfathered under the program and their continued eligibility governed under current plan rules. The interest rate for the Supplemental Loan Program will remain at 7.25 percent.

All requests for supplemental loans will be processed by the loans and receivables department in the treasurer's office. To request infor-mation about a new or existing supplemental loan, contact loans and receivables at 258-7220 or



June 16, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 29
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Summer calendar

Commencement 2003
Tilghman counsels graduates to have courage to take action
Four faculty members recognized for their outstanding teaching
Commencement highlights on Web
Commencement snapshots
By the numbers

Engineering school in good hands with Klawe
Technology center and Muldoon create online poetry initiative
New collection documents travels with President Woodrow Wilson
Tuition grant increased
University picnic

Bialek, Johnson named to endowed professorships
New faculty members appointed
Board approves 22 promotions
Faculty resignations
Three faculty members transfer to emeritus status
Professor had eclectic mix of interests
People, spotlight, briefs, retirements, obituaries

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