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Jan. 18 , 2005
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EMU regents approve plan to add $1 million in financial aid

YPSILANTIEastern Michigan University will add $1 million in need-based aid for students whose grade point average is 3.3 or greater under a plan approved by the Board of Regents at its regular meeting today.

“This is one of the most challenging environments in which we have ever had to operate,” said Courtney McAnuff, vice president of enrollment services for EMU. “Costs are rising and state appropriations continue to fall or remain stagnant. We want to maximize EMU’s current investment of general fund dollars in institutional aid.”

Potentially, approximately 400 students would receive the awards, said McAnuff.

McAnuff said he hopes the plan will lead to enrollment growth among first year students, first time in any college (FTIAC) students; and transfer students. It could also help retention rates, he said.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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