Unpaid student debt reaches four-year high at NWC

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Board of Trustees to re-evaluate, revise policies A significant increase in the amount of bad student debt that Northwest College will need to write off this year has school college leaders scratching their collective heads. For the July 2016 to June 2017 fiscal year, Northwest College will record $275,486 of student account bad debt — up from $150,844 the previous year. The Board of Trustees was asked to write off that debt as uncollectible at its monthly board meeting last week. “There was nothing on our end that changed; there were no procedural changes,” NWC President Stefani Hicswa told the board. “But absolutely we need to improve our processes and procedures and policies to do a better job. But there wasn’t anything that we can attribute...

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