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Elizabeth City State University Bursar Chelsea Whidbee (left) tries to calm students as ECSU sophomore Shaliyah Barrow (right) and other students complain about not receiving their student refunds, Thursday.

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Elizabeth City State University Bursar Chelsea Whidbee (left) tries to calm students as ECSU sophomore Shaliyah Barrow (right) and other students complain about not receiving their student refunds, Thursday.

ECSU students protest late refunds

By JON HAWLEY

The Daily Advance

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Roughly 50 Elizabeth City State University students staged a protest at ECSU’s Thorpe administration building Thursday, demanding to know why the university won’t be distributing their student refunds on time.

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Refund of what?

If it is "student aid", then what is the"refund" all about. Refund means you put something in the pot and expect a portion back. If it is student aid for which the student has put nothing into the pot to support, then how can one expect a refund. Excuse my ignorance on this matter because my college education was paid for by "me" and no one else and the only refund I ever got was when I overpaid my tuition. But then again my edgeamaction was attained years ago!

Why

My experience with East Carolina University is that financial aid is disbursed to students the first week of school. I would immediately get someone from one of the other Universities in the UNC system to come over to ECSU and explain to ECSU staff how they are able to get the refunds out so quickly. If ECSU staff haven't figured it out by now on their own they are not going to be able to figure it in the future. The question that needs to be asked by local activist is "Why are students at ECSU being treated differently than students in the other state universities as it relates to financial aid refunds?" It's time to investigate that!

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