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More donor support to be sought for AccessUVa

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 2:40pm  ET

JAY COHEN
AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan wants to reduce a financial aid program's reliance on school funding by increasing philanthropic support.

Sullivan tells The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1jJR7BI ) that AccessUVa will be a major focus in future university fundraising efforts. She says money raised by the campaign should be enough to start an endowment to support the program.

Sullivan recently donated a 2 percent pay raise to support AccessUVa.

AccessUVa began in 2004 and cost the university $11 million in the first year. The cost rose to about $40 million in 2012.

In August, the university's Board of Visitors ended a "no-loans" policy that had been in effect since its beginning. The board voted to replace up to $7,000 in grant aid for the lowest-income students with loans.

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


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