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U.Va. official urges 2 offices to work together

Monday - 8/20/2012, 10:27am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The dean of admissions at the University of Virginia says the university risks losing top student applicants unless the admissions and financial aid offices work more closely together.

Greg W. Roberts wrote in a report to the Board of Visitors last week that the two offices don't collaborate as much as they should on strategy and policy involving enrollment.

Roberts used as an example a decision long ago to eliminate loans for fourth-year students that now are included more in first-year aid packages. He says that makes U.Va. look less attractive to students who are comparing aid offers.

The Daily Progress ( http://bit.ly/NAA3nI) reports Roberts also suggests that the school should start looking at the possibility of offering merit- based aid.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com


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