George Washington University
United States of America

"[Is there] going to be a raise? Do lions eat meat?" Stephen Joel Trachtenberg

Petition against The George Washington University (GW) increasing tuition.

It's time to take a stand. On February 24, 2003, the GW Hatchet announced a tuition increase will be voted on by the Board of Trustees this Friday. This comes on the heels of last year's 4.9% rise in tuition. The administration's nonchalant attitude towards tuition hikes is unacceptable. However, until we, the students of GW, make our displeasure known this is the kind of treatment we can expect. Join a mass assembly of students as we make a public demonstration of our opposition to the economical burdens being put on us by the administration's lack of fiscal prudence. We ask the administration to re-examine a budget which includes multiple costly expansionist projects and extravagant spending on programs like Colonial Inauguration (CI) and Parent's Weekend before they choose to further increase our tuition.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2003, we will protest in Kogan Plaza and J Street. Please participate and take a stand by signing this petition.

We demand that:
1. Any increase in tuition must be met with a proportionally equal increase in financial aid.
2. The administration re-examine a budget that included multiple costly expansionist projects and extravagant spending on programs such as CI and zoning fees. A tuition increase can only be a last resort and we, the students of GW, are not satisfied that all option have been explored. Especially if the proposed increase is again over 4 percent.
3. GW must be a school that middle and lower class students can realistically pay for.

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The Students against the George Washington University (GW) Increasing Tuition petition to George Washington University was written by Stephen Harris and is in the category Education at GoPetition.