- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 10, 2019

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A struggling, small private college in Delaware is seeking money from the state for the third time this year.

Wesley College submitted a request Friday for $3.2 million, news outlets reported. Lawmakers and officials approved $2 million from a state fund earlier this year. The school also received permission to use more than $1 million in renovation funding for the former Dover Public Library for operational purposes.

The money had been granted to ensure the federal government would continue to provide students with financial aid. Delaware’s Office of Management and Budget has said it wouldn’t give the institution any more money without a long-term financial plan from the college.

In June, the U.S. Department of Education placed the school on a monitoring list over concerns about its “financial responsibility.”

The school’s problems are similar to other private colleges across the country, Wesley College president Robert Clark II has previously said. The institution has seen declining enrollment and revenue in recent years, according to news outlets.



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