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New GOP financial aid budget could impact Georgetown students

The House Republicans have proposed a budget that would freeze levels of financial aid for college students, decreasing the amount available and making it harder to pay off loans in the future. This proposal is based on their… Read More

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Voice on the record with President DeGioia

Late last August, Voice Editor-in-Chief Julia Tanaka interviewed Georgetown University President John DeGioia (COL ’79) about his tenure as President of the University and his thoughts on a wide range of issues. DeGioia touched on his vision of Georgetown, the various… Read More

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GUSA secures four-year on-campus housing guarantee for students with high financial need

Last week, GUSA executives Trevor Tezel and Omika Jikaria announced a new policy guaranteeing four years of on campus housing to students with high financial need. In an interview with the Voice, Tezel and Jikaria explained that, prior… Read More

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On the Record with President DeGioia: The Full Interview

Connor Jones, the Voice’s editor-in-chief, sat down with University President John J. DeGioia on Tuesday to the most pressing issues on the Hilltop of late. This week’s print edition contained the interview’s highlights. Jones’ full interview with DeGioia, which includes discussion… Read More

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Georgetown and other universities accused of violating Higher Education Act

Georgetown, alongside 111 other schools, was violating the Higher Education Act by not telling students they did not need to fill out the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, which costs a minimum of $25, to receive federal financial aid, according… Read More

Sequestration will cut estimated $117,000 from federal work-study aid to Georgetown

Welcome to the sequestration. $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will go into effect today, and, unfortunately for many students, the federal portion of the funding for work-study jobs will be reduced. According to the National Association of… Read More

Financial aid survey reveals tuition hike for Georgetown

Last week the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) released a survey  of tuition and financial aid increases of colleges for the 2012-13 school year. The average increase in tuition among universities surveyed was 3.9%, the… Read More

Poll: How much debt will you have when you graduate?

Earlier this week we asked for your stories on how you pay to get through college. We’re interested:  whether Georgetown is giving you financial aid, or you are taking out loans, or you are set to graduate without… Read More

Debt deal spares Pell Grants, nixes aid to grad students

According to 140+ student body presidents, we now “have a deal” on the nation’s debt ceiling. On Tuesday, both houses of Congress signed off on a measure that, in exchange for evading default and economic calamity, would immediately… Read More

National student loan default rate rises, Georgetown’s remains spectacularly low

The Department of Education just released statistics about how many students defaulted on their loans during fiscal year 2007, and the results are rather depressing: the national default rate rose to 6.7 percent, up from the previous year’s… Read More