Why does Mines require us to take summer field session, but refuse financial assistance?
If we are required by the school to take field sessions during the summer semester, why is it that the financial aid office "recommend you apply for a private education loan to cover your costs for the summer..."?
As a student who is personally left, after aid offered, more than $16,000 short of estimated costs of attendance every year, I get absolutely no assistance from anyone and don't have the ability to work because I spend every waking minute working toward getting reasonable grades.
As one of the many minority, underprivileged students who have to work extra hard just to stay afloat, I feel as though its a slap in the face from a school which claims to promote diversity. If you believe that diversity is essential to the engineering process, you should at least offer enough in loans so that your underfunded students can pay the mandatory summer tuition.