The Hatchet’s editorial board applauds the University for allocating more money to the financial aid pool after students were negatively impacted by a change in government policy and resulting miscommunication.
We consistently hear GW is committed to helping students pay for an education, and this fall that rhetoric proved true. After 400 students found themselves with decreased aid, the University stepped in and allocated an additional $2 million for those students. This was a laudable move by the University, and we are glad to see that GW is willing to help students who were negatively affected. However, this also demonstrates a need for students to keep up with their financial aid accounts and fill out the appropriate forms to ensure they don’t lose aid money.