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Tuition Runs Out Day: on scholarships and aid

April 3, 2014

"We pay tuition and room and board; Beloit doesn’t need any more of my money…"

Ninety percent of students receive scholarships and financial aid to help make college more affordable. In fact, after financial aid is given out, the money Beloit actually brings in from tuition and other student fees only covers 86 percent of the annual cost of running Beloit. That means that by about this time in April, tuition “runs out.”

But Beloit College can’t shut down in April. Students need to attend classes and eat. Residence halls need to be heated or cooled. Classrooms and labs need equipment and professors! Student internships and study-abroad terms need to be paid for. If it were just up to student tuition to keep Beloit running, we’d have to stop classes just after spring break. Or we’d have to raise the price of tuition and cut the amount of financial aid given out. Luckily, even though all the tuition money has already been spent, Beloit College will still be open for business next week.

BTYB Tuition Runs Out Day Committee