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Student Loans: Know Your Options

April 15, 2016

By Kelly Pedersen

Editor’s Note: The following information was provided during a “Financial Well-Being Workshop” held on April 11, 2016. This information is not financial advice, but rather general information about types of loans, key terms, and resources.

When it comes to attending graduate school, everyone is excited for graduation day, the culminating moment after years of hard work. You’re finally finished, but for many of us, something else is just beginning: student loan repayment. It’s important for students to understand what kinds of loans they have and their options for repayment. Below, find some information about student loans including key terms and links to help you decide what your …

Taking Care of Your Well-Being

April 8, 2016

By Lewis E. Forrest, II, M.Ed

Being a graduate student can be challenging mentally, emotionally, and even physically. It can also be extremely rewarding, filling you with new ideas, information, and energy about the field you are studying. As all students, graduate students have complex lives: many of us work and attend school, have families and other responsibilities that require a level of flexibility that can be challenging.

So, how are you taking care of yourself in the midst of classes, family, friends, work, and life in general? I can remember being a graduate student in 2003, working full-time, married, and my wife and I expecting our third child. Looking …

George Mason University Appreciates You!

April 1, 2016

By Kate Shaw

Next week, April 4-8, 2016, is Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. In case you didn’t know that there was a week of appreciation for us hard-working graduate students, many university offices take time to honor Mason’s 10,000+ graduate and professional students in a number of ways. As part of appreciation week, Graduate Student Life, University Life Arlington, and other units across the campuses are holding events for graduate students. All events are free and open to all graduate and professional students at Mason. Here’s a complete list:

Monday, April 4

3:00-5:30 pm

It’s Sweet to Be a Grad Student

Johnson Center, 240K (Women and Gender Studies …