Post Tagged with: "tuition"

When Talking Change, Keep Costs Low

March 20, 2015 at 12:41 am 3 comments

GUSA and various student organizations are pushing for a large and diverse set of objectives that have one thing in common — all would increase costs. There’s no such thing as a free lunch; demands need to be contextualized and responsibly balanced before students agree to write a blank checkRead More

What Do You Mean, I’m Waitlisted?

What Do You Mean, I’m Waitlisted?

April 15, 2014 at 9:36 am 1 comment

Georgetown University is set to charge, as its sticker price, a staggering $46,200 for the 2014-2015 school year. Its tuition increase of 4.3% outstrips the U.S. inflation rate for 2013, which averaged 1.47%. This trend of increases in tuition costs being greater than the rate of inflation has become anRead More

DCTAG, Promise Act Fund Local Students Futures

April 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm 0 comments

Since the creation of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program in 1999, the D.C. government has prioritized providing access to a wide range of higher education options to D.C. youth; however, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has recently raised concerns about possible conflicts between two specific tuition assistance programs forRead More

Tuition Rises 4.3% In FY15

March 25, 2014 at 1:56 am 0 comments

Tuition will rise 4.34 percent next year, according to the university’s financial plan for fiscal years 2015 to 2018, published by the Division of Financial Affairs on Jan. 31 and released to the Georgetown community March 19. The financial plan specifies ways to increase revenue and cut costs to scaleRead More

GU Bucks Tuition Trends

December 6, 2013 at 2:00 am 0 comments

Although college tuitions continue to skyrocket nationwide, the rate at which average college fees rose this year was the lowest in 30 years, the College Board reported Oct. 23. Georgetown, however, diverged from this trend. Tuition rose 3 percent, 3.5 percent and 4.5 percent in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively.Read More

GU Expands Scholarships Through Say Yes to Education

June 13, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Georgetown has partnered with Say Yes to Education, a national organization that sends public high-school graduates to college for free, the program announced Monday. The university, along with fellow new Say Yes partners Harvard University, the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University and Duke University, will provide scholarships to studentsRead More

Administrators Dispute College Scorecard’s Ranking on GU Financial Aid

March 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm 0 comments

While Georgetown officials say that President Obama’s College Scorecard system, announced in his Feb. 12 State of the Union speech, is a commendable effort to help parents and high school students make informed financial comparisons of colleges nationwide, the system fails to take into account intricacies of Georgetown’s financial aidRead More

Tracing Lab Fee Funds

March 1, 2013 at 1:03 am 0 comments

Tracing to which program and in whose pocket the small fortunes each undergraduate pays to attend Georgetown end up is nearly impossible. And with the cost of attendance for the 2012-2013 academic year nearing $60,000, it is easy to resent this ambiguity. Lab fees, a supplemental cost charged to studentsRead More

Part Time Pays Off

October 23, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Many students fantasize about prolonging their years spent on the Hilltop, but the reality of some undergraduates’ finances and futures can make studying part time as a senior a more practical option. The university could do more to make part-time accommodations easily accessible to these upperclassmen. There are two mainRead More

National College Tuition Costs Sees Slow Growth

October 19, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The rise of college tuition costs has slowed to its lowest rate in 40 years, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. The survey, the results of which were released Oct. 16, found that tuition at private institutions across the country rose byRead More