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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY TO CLOSE AFTER SUMMER 2025   Leaving a legacy of more than 100 years of Catholic higher education  March 11, 2024, St. Louis, MO – The Fontbonne University Board of Trustees has voted to declare financial exigency and cease operations after the summer 2025 term.  After many years of declining enrollments...
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I am Nancy Blattner, the president of Fontbonne University.  It is with deep sadness and great regret that I am announcing Fontbonne will not admit a freshman class in fall 2024.  After many years of declining enrollments and a shrinking endowment, the financial position of the university is no longer able to be sustained for...
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Financial Aid 101: How to Pay for College Families and students are often shocked at the sticker price for a college education. While a college education can be an expensive investment, financial aid can help make it a more affordable venture. According to a report conducted by the Education Data Initiative, 84% of students in...
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When Junior and Fashion Merchandizing major, Ja’Mise Bailey came to Fontbonne University in her freshman year, she was reserved and unsure about being involved in the community. Being a member of a cultural and racial minority, she felt unsure of where she fit in, but she soon joined the Black Student Union (BSU) and made...
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National Catholic Education Week is from January 28 to February 3 and is an annual celebration of Catholic Education in the United States. This year’s theme “Catholic Schools: United in Faith and Community” was chosen by the National Catholic Education Association and is intended to highlight the value a Catholic education provides to young people...
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Your high school journey is wrapping up and you are entering the exciting process of college applications and admissions decisions. During the college application process, you will submit essays, transcripts, recommendations, and academic resumes to several colleges and universities, where admissions counselors will review them. If you are anything like other high school students applying...
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The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soft-launched on December 30, 2023. The new form features significant changes designed to streamline the federal student aid application process which will impact the 2024-25 FAFSA form and beyond. The changes, a result of the 2020 FAFSA Simplification Act which was enacted into law as part...
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Approved Retrenchment Plan November 30, 2023 Based on feedback from the staff, academic departments, faculty, faculty governance committees, alumni, community members, board members, and others, the leadership team has modified the original proposals in several ways as indicated below.  The complete, final retrenchment plan and the full impact of the voluntary early separation program, described...
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Fontbonne Offers Clarity on Recent Coverage of Sprint Football
Fontbonne University is exceptionally disappointed by the recently published article about the Sprint Football program and misconceptions about our approach toward supporting current and former students. This article excluded the substantive responses provided by Fontbonne to this inquiry. Below we have shared with you our full response to the recent questions regarding Sprint Football. We...
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