Welcome to THE FEED, a weekly round-up of the latest and most interesting news on access and affordability in higher education, published by Georgetown University’s Office of Advancement. Since its launch, THE FEED has been recognized with three awards by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

As one of the nation’s few need-blind, meet-full-need universities, Georgetown is committed not only to ensuring access and affordability for all Hoyas, but also to deeply engaging in the national conversation about cost and equity of opportunity in 21st century higher education. We hope this weekly update makes it easy for you to stay current on these critical topics.

THE FEED’s methodology

Each week, our team scours national, regional, and local sources for the most interesting and relevant stories on access and affordability in higher education. It’s a complex topic, so we cast a wide net in our searches; on any given week THE FEED might include stories on efforts to support first-generation college students, community college innovation, federal policy on higher education loan forgiveness, college opportunities for incarcerated people, changes in standardized test requirements for college admission, and efforts to improve college graduation rates in rural populations…among other topics.

Our news summaries are designed to quickly synthesize key points so that in just a few minutes you can understand the week’s access and affordability landscape. But we clearly source our round-ups, providing links to the original articles so that you can take a deeper dive on any given story.

And given Georgetown’s long and rich commitment to building and supporting a vibrant, diverse, high-achieving student community, we’ll also alert you to the groundbreaking access and affordability work taking place on campus.

We want your feedback

Please share questions and suggestions by taking our 60-second survey or emailing us at feedmail@georgetown.edu.