Paying Your Graduation Fee: it’s the right thing to do.
What is the graduation fee?
Once upon a time, graduating students were asked to contribute to the class gift. And then they were nickel-and-dimed throughout the year to help pay for other stuff. People were annoyed by that, so the class presidents started collecting an all-inclusive graduation fee.
What does my graduation fee help cover?
1) The class gift, which this year will go towards the creation of a Loyalty Fund Scholarship!
2) Graduation-related activities for you and your family: the graduation gala during the week of graduation, and the class picnic after graduation rehearsal.
OK, well how much is it?
This year, the graduation fee is $75.
Do I look like I’m made of money? Why should I give you $75?
No. We know this year is an expensive one (residency applications, interview travel, a suit that actually fits…) and we really do appreciate it. Making a flat donation means we won’t hit you up to participate in car washes, bake sales, or selling wrapping paper to fundraise for a class gift. And since our MS4 class budget is a big fat $500 this year (thanks, budget cuts), your donation will help us make the last week of med school the best week since the first week of med school.
What happens to me if I don’t?
Other than emails from us and getting the stink-eye at the above functions…nothing.
OK, fine, where do I send the check?
You can use PayPal! $75 to firstname.lastname@example.org - it's so easy!
Alternatively, you can drop off your check made out to Medical Foundation of North Carolina in the envelope labeled "MS4 Graduation Fees" in Jan Lovell's office.
Wait…how do I know you won’t go buy a farm in Kentucky with my money?
We have a separate account for these funds and Jan Lovell will be keeping the account receipts.
Thanks! You all are the best.
Sarah and Aaron
MS4 Class Co-Presidents