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Local university waives application fee for students affected by partial shutdown

Christopher Newport University Campus (WYDaily/ Courtesy of CNU)
Christopher Newport University Campus (WYDaily/ Courtesy of CNU)

NEWPORT NEWS — Christopher Newport University is waiving the application fee for students whose parents missed paychecks because of the partial government shutdown.

The parents must be federal employees or contractors to get the $65 admission fee waived. Read more about the waiver here.

According to the university’s announcement, the admission fee funds the costs of processing applications and CNU will absorb the money lost through the reminder of the current admissions cycle.

“At a time when high school seniors are applying to college and their families are enduring economic hardship, this is a small step we can take to reduce costs and stress for the federal workers who serve and protect us,” said Rob Lange, dean of admission at CNU.

The deadline to apply to Christopher Newport University is Feb. 1.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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