Washington, D.C.: Four Years After Recession, Nearly One-Tenth Of Aid Recipients Appeal Final Package
“Four years after the recession officially ended, nearly 10 percent of students receiving financial aid appealed their packages from GW this fall,” The GW Hatchet reports. “Jesse O’Connell, a policy analyst at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, said most students are appealing their universities’ financial aid decisions due to financial hardships, not necessarily related to the recession. ‘Even in the strongest economy, people are going to lose their jobs or have certain circumstances come up with their families such as an unexpected illness or things that put constraints on their families or financial circumstances that would cause them to come to the financial aid office and ask for a reconsideration of their family’s financial strength and ability to pay,’ O’Connell said.”
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