MIT program brings computer science education to students at the D.C. Jail

A new introductory computer science program run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology is further expanding the educational opportunities available to students at the D.C. Jail, where Georgetown University’s Prison Scholars Program offers credit-bearing and non-credit courses.

Pandemic relief bill simplifies FAFSA, broadens access to financial aid

The omnibus spending and stimulus package passed by Congress on December 21 not only provides another round of dedicated funding for higher education institutions but also includes significant changes for student financial aid—shortening the FAFSA, allowing incarcerated students to access Pell grants, and replacing the “expected family contribution” with a new index.

Georgetown Pivot program graduates second cohort

After 10 months, 305 classroom hours, and 105 virtual hours, the Georgetown Pivot Program’s second cohort of fellows graduated this month, prepared for professional success and to be changemakers in their communities.