Affordability

Media Coverage

In the News

  • 03/29/17 MarketWatch
    Washington College’s new scholarship program George’s Brigade is featured in this story in MarketWatch.
  • 03/09/17 MarketWatch

    The potentials and pitfalls of income share agreements as an alternative method of borrowing for higher education are outlined in this MarketWatch story featuring Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and Washington College President Sheila Bair. 

  • 02/28/17 Countdown to the Closing Bell
    President Bair on the front line with Fox Business Liz Claman on creating debt relief programs for students.
  • 02/17/17 Fox Business News Wall Street Week

    College President Sheila Bair speaks on Fox Business Network Wall Street Week about the issue of student loan debt, advocating that we scrap the concept of debt forgiveness and change the student loans to income share agreements and an equity-based model. She also discusses how Washington College is researching a philanthropy-based pilot program for income share agreements.

  • 1/17/17 The Baltimore Sun
    In an editorial in TheBaltimore Sun about the cost of higher education in Maryland and the problem of student loan debt, especially for the middle class, Washington College and President Sheila Bair and earn praise for the College’s “multi-pronged approach” to address the issue.
  • 12/12/16 MarketWatch

    Washington College’s latest affordability initiative, FixedFor4, is detailed in this story on MarketWatch. The plan fixes tuition for all four years of a student’s WC career.

  • 09/28/16 Bloomberg News

    Bloomberg News reporter Shahien Nasiripour follows up on his profile of Sheila Bair with this closer look at the inception and hopeful goals of one of her signature college affordability programs, George’s Brigade.

  • 09/14/16 Inside Higher Ed

    Inside Higher Ed covers the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight’s hearing on endowment spending on scholarships. Washington College President Sheila Bair is among those who testified and is quoted on steps WC is taking to make college more affordable.

  • 09/12/16 College Savings Plan Network

    In a blog for the College Savings Plan Network, President Sheila Bair talks about Washington College’s new Saver’s Scholarship.

  • 08/31/16 MSN Buzz60
    This video story outlines Washington College’s new Saver’s Scholarship program.

Our Stories

  • The program, now in its second full year, will give 122 graduating seniors one less federal loan to worry about, and lower their average federal loan debt by nearly 10.3 percent.
  • Washington College’s Dam the Debt Program helps lower debt by 12.8 percent for seniors graduating in fall semester.

  • M&T Bank commits $160,000 over four years to support two George’s Brigade students in their Washington College education.
  • With its $200,000 commitment to Dam the Debt, blooom—named in 2015 as one of the most innovative companies in personal finance—is helping Washington College students graduate on more solid financial ground.

  • Washington College announces major advance in affordability with tuition freeze for fall 2016.

  • The prestigious annual listing in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine places WC in the top 300 schools nationally, and among the top 100 liberal arts colleges nationally, for affordability and academic quality.

  • By fixing tuition all four years that students attend WAC, the new program will offer families and students more certainty in planning for the cost of tuition, as well as protection against inflation-driven tuition hikes. 

  • Global law firm DLA Piper commits $50,000 to the initiative to help high-ability, high-need students attend Washington College.

  • Propelling her Dam the Debt plan forward, Washington College President Sheila Bair has announced a new partnership with BB&T to help reduce students loans for the College’s graduating seniors.