WASHINGTON — Jacqueline Cooke, the 19-year-old daughter of former Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke will return to Southern Methodist University in Dallas with the help of university-administered financial aid. Cooke received a $5 million trust from her late father’s estate in 1997, but her lawyer said she fell behind in her tuition and fee payments following the fall semester. Her lawyer, Benjamin Dick, said she owed the university $23,000.
Dick said although his client has received at least $200,000 from the trust since her father’s death, the money is taxable income.
Cooke’s attorney said under a deal reached with the university, her expenses from her first semester will be erased and she could return to classes as early as this week.
And then this article had the following quote from an SMU representative:
“If she is qualified, we’ll put her through with a financial-aid package to get her through this difficult time,” Kauvar said. “She can pay us back when she’s able.”
I have a feeling the university isn’t willing to help out every student going through a difficult time.