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Allison Ermudet–Staff Writer
A new policy brings excitement to the busiest shopping day of the year.
Dordt featured new scholarships and loans exclusively on Black Friday this year. Although the supply was limited, Dordt plans to offer more scholarships in the future, according to Felix Dollar, the head of the project.
“It ended up being kind of last minute, but we promise to let everyone know more about it in the coming years.”
Dollar promised more advertising attempts would be made if the Black Friday deals continue. Several students expressed different views on the event.
“Wait, why didn’t we know about this sooner?” asked senior Eve Bezradni. “I actually could’ve used this ages ago.”
A freshman, Ed Kabowski, agreed. “Yeah, I think I actually heard about that. Seems like a good idea,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with more financial aid.”
However, other students are a little skeptical.
“It feels like a last-minute scam thing to me,” business major Dan Gierig commented between classes. “I just feel like if it was a real thing, more people would have heard about it.”
Most students were grateful for the extra aid but commented that the timing was bad. Kabowski claimed that most registrations closed early in the morning on Friday. “I woke up and looked for the Black Friday scholarships, but most of them had already closed by 6 a.m. No student on break is going to wake up that early.”
Gierig felt that the timing just made it even sketchier. “I looked at them on the website and they didn’t open until 2 a.m. Friday morning, and after hearing that they closed at 6, it left me skeptical.”
When confronted with comments like these, Dollar became visibly nervous. “Yeah, again, we didn’t have as much time to advertise as we would have liked,” he said.
He refused to comment further.