For Some Students at Trinity Washington U., Shutdown Brings Financial Strain

When Patricia A. McGuire saw the joint response to the federal-government shutdown released last week by the six major higher-education associations, she was not impressed. It urged colleges to use the shutdown as a teachable moment, but in contrast to statements from other groups, it did not ask Congress to reopen the government.

Ms. McGuire, who as president of Trinity Washington University has seen the