Saint Xavier Will Close Its Arizona Campus

June 1, 2016

Saint Xavier University, which is based in Illinois, announced that it will close its campus in Arizona less than a year after it opened, The Arizona Republic reported. Gilbert, Ariz., spent millions of dollars to bring in Saint Xavier, which could face penalties for pulling out of a 15-year lease on a facility in the city. A Saint Xavier spokeswoman said the university made the decision because of continued uncertainty over the state budget in Illinois. Like many private colleges in the state, Saint Xavier and its students depend on a state financial aid program that assists students at private colleges.

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