Brown Tuition Leniency Helps 360 Students

University allows students to register and enroll despite outstanding balances.

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Last fall, Brown University offered leniency to students with outstanding tuition payments, a policy that has helped around 360 students this semester, the Brown Daily Herald reports. Typically, students are not allowed to preregister for spring classes if they owe the university more than $1,000, but a tough economic climate prompted Brown officials to make exceptions this year for hundreds of students.

Additionally, around 40 students with more than $5,000 in outstanding payments were allowed to remain enrolled despite rules that would have prohibited them from living in dorms or attending class. Ten more with dues of more than $7,500 were allowed to stay enrolled after working closely with financial aid officials.