Friedman: Less aid? Not GW’s fault

Sophomore Gabrielle Friedman, a Hatchet columnist, notes that if students have seen a decrease in financial aid this year, the federal government is to blame, not GW.

We’ve all had this conversation:

“I go to GW.”


During this “oh” moment, our acquaintance’s face appears confused as he or she tries to rationalize why anyone would pay so much for college.

It is not news to anyone on this campus that GW is an extremely costly university. It has been the school’s reputation for years.

And for those coming to GW, financial aid is clearly a huge factor. But some students have been up in arms about this year’s financial aid allocations, and have taken to Facebook and other social media to discuss their situations. While I feel for those students who didn’t receive the aid they needed, their anger and disappointment toward the University is completely misdirected.

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