Friday, December 4, 2015

Pa. Budget Impasse Holds Up $420 Million In Student Financial Aid - ELEANOR KLIBANOFF, WPSU

Pennsylvania has been without a state budget for nearly six months now. Social service agencies are worried about shutting down. School districts are borrowing huge sums of money. And in-state college students are anxiously awaiting news about their state- funded financial aid. Universities are having a hard time keeping up. A few weeks ago, Penn State sent an alarming email to 15,000 students. "I actually got an email from the bursar saying, like, 'hey, there's an outstanding charge on your bursar's account, you need to pay this,'" says Sarah Kegerreis, a sophomore studying broadcast journalism.

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