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Filling out FAFSA

Low-income students in Virginia are filling out fewer FAFSA forms and putting off college

"Across Virginia, low-income students were less likely to complete their FAFSA, as they deprioritized college after the pandemic wreaked financial havoc and upended the format of education. At schools with high concentrations of poverty, like those in Richmond, the FAFSA completion rate declined 22% in Virginia. That was three times worse than the national rate at low-income schools," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Photo: School counselor Cherrelle Daivs helped 17-year-old Marquis Mason with an application at Petersburg HIgh School (Bob Brown/RTD)

 

October 2021 Council Meeting

ADVISORY: Council to Hold Regularly Scheduled Meetings on October 25-26, 2021

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will hold its regularly scheduled Council meeting next week at Reynolds Community College’s Parham Road campus in Henrico. The Council’s Academic Affairs, and Resources and Planning committees will meet Monday, October 25 from  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The full Council will convene for its regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26.

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Fralin Biomedical Research

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute officially opens $90 million addition

"State and local officials gathered Tuesday for the grand opening of the newest building at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 139,000-square-foot addition, which opened to researchers and staff last summer. The building, located at 4 Riverside Circle on the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences campus, will accommodate at least 400 more researchers, students and staff,"  reports The Roanoke Times.

Photo: Two researchers talk in a wet lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke. The institute opened a $90-million addition to its facility that will accommodate 400 more students, researchers and faculty. (Alison Graham, The Roanoke Times)



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