Post Tagged with: "financial aid"

VIEWPOINT: Advancing Tuition Transparency

Getting a Georgetown degree is expensive. Right now, Georgetown University’s undergraduate tuition hovers at almost $52,000 per year, a figure that does not even account for necessary expenses such as room and board, books and other supplies. This number also reflects a 3.5 percent increase in tuition from the 2016-2017[Read More…]

by November 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Extend Aid to International Students

As campus discourse continues to focus on making Georgetown a vibrant, diverse and welcoming home for all, there is one group that is consistently ignored: international students. The position of international students within the Georgetown community reveals both a weakness in the university’s genuine commitment to diversity and international-mindedness and[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
JESUS RODRIGUEZ/THE HOYA
Room and board charges for the 2017-2018 school year will include the cost of 24 loads of laundry, the result of a joint effort between the Office of Residential Living and the Georgetown University Student Association.

Housing Costs to Include Laundry Fees

The university plans to include the price of 24 loads of laundry in room and board charges for the 2017-18 school year to reduce the economic burden of laundry costs on students receiving financial aid. The Office of Residential Living collaborated with the Georgetown University Student Association on the program,[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU Scores Low in Socioeconomic Diversity, Mobility

GU Scores Low in Socioeconomic Diversity, Mobility

In a recent study by The New York Times, Georgetown University ranked 12th out of a list of 38 schools with more students in the top 1 percent of the income scale than in the bottom 60 percent. While Georgetown ranks poorly for socioeconomic inclusivity, the report also showed that[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GENEVIEVE GRESSER/THE HOYA
Georgetown’s endowment and donations to the university funded 23.2 percent of undergraduate scholarships, with the remainder being funded from the university’s operating expenses.

Financial Resources Constrain Georgetown Aid Packages

In the 2016 fiscal year, Georgetown’s endowment and donations to the university funded 23.2 percent of undergraduate scholarships, according to Dean of Student Financial Services Patricia McWade. Over the past 10 years, the university has withdrawn $590 million from its $1.5 billion endowment, 39 percent, to fund academic research, professorships[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ILLUSTRATION BY JESUS RODRIGUEZ/THE HOYA
Tuition will rise four percent beginning this fall semester from $48,048 to $49,968, contributing to a 18 percent hike in tuition since 2012.

Tuition Sees 4 Percent Hike for 2016-17

Tuition will rise 4 percent beginning this fall semester from $48,048 to $49,968, an increase which is being accompanied by the largest investment in financial aid in the university’s history, according to the Georgetown’s financial plan for fiscal years 2017 to 2020. The $1,920 tuition increase puts the total cost of[Read More…]

by August 12, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Support for All Students

Georgetown’s recent increase in financial aid represents a commitment to low-income students that goes beyond money and seeps into most aspects of Georgetown’s admissions office. From recruitment tactics to four-year support on campus, under-resourced Georgetown students receive support, unlike students at most universities nationally.  According to U.S. News and World[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Historic Financial Aid Increase Announced

Despite Georgetown University’s relatively low endowment, the Georgetown Board of Directors announced its approval of the university’s largest-ever increase in financial aid for students in the coming academic year Feb. 16. Georgetown will invest over $177 million next year in financial aid, a record increase of eight percent from this[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Housing Guarantee, Eligibility Clarified

The university announced a four-year on-campus housing guarantee for students with high financial need this fall, in a move that is expected to help around 150 seniors with high financial need. Included in the announcement were other housing eligibility changes related to the three-year on-campus housing requirement that will be[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Loan Reforms Extend Eligibility

President Obama expanded the federal “Pay As You Earn” program for federal student loan borrowers through executive order this summer, allowing those with loans borrowed before 2007 to be eligible. Under PAYE, monthly payments on student loans will be capped at 10 percent of the borrower’s income, and the balance[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top