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Loyola University Chicago: Invest In Your Students

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On January 27, 2021, Loyola University Chicago announced a 2% increase in undergraduate tuition approved by the Loyola University Chicago Board of Trustees.

Given LUC’s considerable endowment ($692.2 million USD as of 2019) and in light of the diminished educational experience that our global health crisis has engendered, this tuition increase is unjustifiable.

As any likelihood of the university rescinding this adjustment would appear low, we the Loyola student body call on the university’s administration to prioritize need-based students first and foremost in awarding scholarships for the coming academic year.

Moreover, we Ramblers petition the administration and the Board of Trustees to restructure scholarships accordingly.

Let it be undeniable that Loyola has the financial resources to invest in its student body and that any plan to lay the burden of a higher tuition cost on at-need students is unacceptable. Any such plan would violate Loyola’s value of “service that promotes justice.”

Speak this word, and be well!

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