A staff member at the University of Science and Arts has earned a prominent award for success and potential in the field of financial aid.
Laura Coponiti serves as assistant director of financial aid at USAO. She recently earned the Philo Bratcher Award and a scholarship to attend the Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SWASFAA) conference which was held in Little Rock, Ark. For USAO, Coponiti received a $500 scholarship from the organization.
Approving a new $9.5 million budget for the upcoming year that barely covers fixed-cost increases like insurance, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Board of Regents has agreed to raise tuition this fall, and to grant the first pay raise in three years for faculty and staff.
The average student will pay about $289 more per year – or about the price of an MP3 player.
USAO President John Feaver called the increases “necessary under difficult budget constraints.”
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