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Program designed for freshmen and transfer students who are first-generation college students, with many identifying as minorities

TAP Program Preps New Students for Success at Webster

August 31, 2017

The Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program is an intensive, 10-day residential program for Transitions students. This year, the TAP program ran July 19-28. This year’s TAP cohort experienced an even more focused academic curriculum than previous cohorts with 28 students engaging in a 2-credit-hour WRIT 1000: Basic Writing Workshop course that focused on writing, academic integrity and research. The program also encouraged students to delve deeper into topics of diversity, privilege and oppression.

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This is the sixth year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program

July 13, 2017

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 19-28, 2017. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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President Strobel and Rep. Valdez (Val) Demings '90

Webster Leadership Advocate for Student Aid, Develop Partnership in D.C.

May 02, 2017

Webster University President Beth Stroble, Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster, and Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Sponsored Programs Carolyn Corley traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for student financial aid and advance Webster relationships with U.S. and international partners.

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President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble speaks to the attendees at the Stand with Students event held on campus last week. During that symposium, Webster University was lauded as one of five universities that helps students succeed.

Webster University Provides Educational Success to Underrepresented Students, Study Says

May 02, 2017

Webster University was one of five institutions of higher education in the region lauded for offering greater educational success to students from “underrepresented populations.” The citation was made Friday during the “Stand with Students” symposium sponsored by the non-profit St. Louis Graduates and the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Privacy concerns force tool to remain offline

IRS and FSA Statement on IRS Data Retrieval Tool

March 31, 2017

Announcement from the U.S. Department of Education regarding data retrieval tool protection: To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced today the Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. While they are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible, students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA season.

tags: academics, financial aid, academic affairs, students, webster today

FAFSA form

Students, It's Time to Complete Your 2017-2018 FAFSA

January 27, 2017

As announced in September 2016, the 2017-2018 FAFSA is using 2015 federal tax information. Students planning to attend Webster University during the 2017-18 academic year (Summer ‘17, Fall ‘17, & Spring ‘18) are encouraged to complete their FAFSA as soon as possible at www.fafsa.gov. Students should also complete the 2017-18 Webster University Undergraduate Financial Aid Application available on Webster’s Financial Aid Forms & Resources web page. 

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national financial aid day

Oct. 19: Celebrate National Financial Aid Day with Office of Financial Aid

October 17, 2016

National Financial Aid Day celebrates and recognizes the contribution of all financial aid professionals across the United States for helping students realize their college dreams and for being so ever effective at helping our institutions accomplish their mission. Come and celebrate with the Office of Financial Aid on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 1-3 p.m. in Webster Hall, Room 115. There will be cookies and a free drawing for a lunch with four of the Financial Aid team at Cyrano’s.

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The FAFSA period has moved!

Changes to FAFSA Process: Earlier Completion Available

September 13, 2016

There is a big change occurring with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting with the 2017-2018 academic year. Students who plan to attend college in the 2017- 2018 academic year can complete the FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016. This means students have the ability to complete their FAFSAs three months earlier than in previous years.

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Participants in the 10-day program experienced everything from writing workshops and college course orientation to social activities and group projects.

TAP Preps Incoming Students for Transition to College, Success at Webster

September 02, 2016

This summer Webster's Transition and Academic Prep (TAP) program assisted 37 new students for the transition to college academics and Webster University. Since 2011 this free program has helped almost 150 conditionally admitted students connect with the resources and tools they need to succeed.

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Justin Barton presents a book scholarship provided through a MDHE grant.

TAP Program Adds Service Learning Project, Preps New Students July 20-29

July 13, 2016

The Academic Resource Center is gearing up for the 2016 Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program, which will be held from July 20-29. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During TAP, students live on campus, take college courses and participate in campus workshops and activities to help them transition to university life.

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In the News: Cross on Ferguson, Barnidge on Palestinian peace talks, Orlando-Spina profile, FAFSA

February 18, 2016

Remy Cross was quoted in a widely distributed Associated Press story on Ferguson and the Department of Justice, Nicolas Spina was profiled in the Orlando Business Journal as part of a story on Webster's relocation downtown, Robert Barnidge's post on Palestinian peace talks was published at the Times of Israel, and FAFSA Frenzy was noted in the St. Louis American.

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