Post Tagged with: "tuition"

EDITORIAL: Transparency in Tuition

January 24, 2017 at 5:00 am 0 comments

Although last Thursday’s announcement of a 3.5 percent tuition hike for the 2017-18 academic year will undoubtedly introduce renewed grumbling from students and families who foot the bill, this communication follows developments that actually warrant celebration. The $1,752 increase actually falls just below the 4 percent increase projected by Gergetown’sRead More

Study Abroad Concerns Raised

November 8, 2016 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Since the Office of Global Education required students studying abroad to pay the same tuition as those studying on-campus in 2005, students have raised concerns about the fee structure. According to Tori Costa (COL ’18), a Spanish and Portuguese double-major studying at the Complutense University of Madrid, tuition at herRead More

Rising Prices, Failing Values

September 9, 2016 at 3:15 am 0 comments

For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of coming to Georgetown. After being turned away my senior year of high school, I applied again and was accepted as a sophomore transfer student. Almost immediately after the shock and excitement of receiving my letter had passed, my heartRead More

Students Protest Tuition Increases

September 2, 2016 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Students concerned with the university’s 4 percent tuition increase this year have rallied around a social media campaign to raise awareness about the costs of yearly hikes and to pressure the administration to increase transparency about expenses. The Facebook page “Hoyas Against the Hike,” has accumulated over 170 likes sinceRead More

When Tuition Rises, Students Feel Left Behind

August 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm 7 comments

This morning, I opened Twitter and saw that Georgetown posted a series of photos of the new Thompson Athletic Center, as the university has done seemingly every day ahead of the center’s opening. It is almost as if our school is so proud of its new $62 million facility thatRead More

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

August 12, 2016 at 10:13 am 3 comments

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 ofRead More

Marco Rubio’s Practical Higher Education Plan

January 26, 2016 at 1:06 am 1 comment

My great-great grandfather emigrated from Italy just before 1900. His father was a weaver from a small town outside of Naples. His grandfather was a cooper. Needless to say, these weren’t lucrative professions. My great-great grandfather settled in New Haven, Connecticut with his few possessions where he worked as aRead More

Engaging the Wrong Community

Engaging the Wrong Community

July 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm 12 comments

The number of complaints we’ve heard about Counseling and Psychiatric Services is unacceptable. With mental health at the forefront of national dialogue, it is no wonder that students have penned op-ed after op-ed after op-ed decrying what they perceive as CAPS’ failure to provide adequate treatment. While we urgently need to improve CAPS (and student government is trying),Read More

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