This Week in the Voice: Living with Student Debt

In this wScreen Shot 2013-09-26 at 8.22.53 AMeek’s feature, Julia Tanaka explores the pressures of student debt and how the University hopes to make a Georgetown education more accessible. With a small endowment and the cost of college rising, it’s not easy.

Of the 56 percent of Georgetown undergraduates that receive some form of external financial aid, 40 percent receive direct aid from the University in the form of a package that meets “full demonstrated need,” according to the Office of Student Financial Services. These packages are a combination of subsidized federal loans, scholarships, and federal work-study.

In 1978, Georgetown committed to meet 100 percent of students’ “demonstrated need,” but that term has its limitations.  Need often looks different on paper than it does in reality—income statements and FAFSA forms lack the nuance necessary to convey a student’s financial reality.

Claire Zeng and Grace Brennan investigate the effects of the mold outbreaks in dorms across campus and the insufficient response from facilities in News.

In Sports, Chris Castano praises the Georgetown men’s soccer team for their four-game winning streak.

Julia Lloyd-George reviews new film Don Jon for Leisure (Spoiler: Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes through a lot of tissues).

In Voices, Matthew Weinmann encourages Georgetown to create classes on banking regulation to reduce corruption in the next generation of Morgan Stanley executives.

The Editorial Board criticizes the negligence of veteran healthcare in America and discusses the role comprehensive mental health treatment might have played in preventing the tragedy at the Navy Yard last week.

3 Comments on “This Week in the Voice: Living with Student Debt

  1. The Voice looks great this week. Anyone who quit recently must be kicking themselves right about now.

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