December 10, 2016

Webster violates Department of Education regulations, London students lose financial aid

Several Webster University students studying in London have found themselves stripped of their financial aid due to an apparent violation of Department of Education regulations by the university.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch’s May 26 article reported several students at Webster’s London locations suddenly losing their financial aid due to the violation. The Post also reported that neither the university, nor the Department of Education would verify which rule was violated.

The university reached out to these students for one-on-one meetings to discuss other options, including switching to other international locations and taking out private loans. One student interviewed by The Post said, for her, it was too late to transfer to a new campus as her visa expires in October of next year.

“This was a difficult situation for us,” Webster University Director of Public Relations Patrick Giblin said in The Post article. “We tried to do our best for these students, and we tried to be as transparent as we could.”

Check www.websterjournal.com for further coverage as this story develops.

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