2020/2021 School Year

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SIU-Edwardsville's total enrollment is 1.5% behind Fall 2019 (13,061).
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Health Department hires more contact tracers to track COVID-19 cases at WIU.
From WGEM-TV, Quincy:
https://wgem.com/2020/09/10/health-depa ... es-at-wiu/
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Black WIU Students Say They Matter.
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
https://www.tspr.org/post/black-wiu-stu ... hey-matter


Northern Illinois University announced today that it will go to online classes until at least Sept. 25.

"Effective immediately, we are temporarily moving undergraduate courses online and expect all students who reside on campus, and undergraduates who live in DeKalb County, to limit in-person activities and interactions until Monday, Sept. 28," NIU President Lisa Freeman wrote in a message to students.

Freeman said the goal was to contain the virus before case counts become unmanageable.

"This immediate action is similar to what other universities recently had to implement," she wrote. "By doing this now, when our positivity rates are lower and manageable, we have more opportunity to stop the spread of the virus before things escalate further."
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WIU Interim President Talks about Enrollment & the Pandemic.
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
https://www.tspr.org/post/wiu-interim-p ... t-pandemic
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New undergraduate students from Illinois with family incomes below $63,575 can attend Southern Illinois University tuition-free beginning fall 2021.

Under the new program, incoming four-year undergraduate students who meet the program requirements at both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses will have their tuition and any mandatory fees fully covered.

Students will still be responsible for housing, meals, course fees, books and supplies.

The initiative will cover eight semesters of continuous enrollment. Participants must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order for the program to be renewed. In addition to the income restriction, students must have assets less than $50,000 based on a submitted Free Application for Student AID, or FAFSA; be an Illinois resident who attended an Illinois high school; apply for admission by the priority deadline of March 1; and enroll in a baccalaureate degree program.

Eligible students must first apply for all eligible state and federal financial aid for which they qualify, including federal Pell grants, state Monetary Award Program grants and other institutional aid. The university will cover the outstanding balance.
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COVID-19 cases compared.
From the Western Courier:
https://westerncourier.com/47590/news/c ... -compared/
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On Thursday, Western announced it will end its Spring 2021 semester one week earlier than originally planned. The university said the change was due to COVID-19.

The Spring 2021 semester will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19. Classes will continue, without a break, through Friday, April 30.

Finals week is scheduled for Monday-Friday, May 3-7.

Commencement weekend will remain May 14-16.
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