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Scholarships & Financial Aid
The George Washington University team works hard to make the GW experience a realistic option for every admitted student through admissions merit scholarships and generous need-based financial aid packages for those who qualify. This section contains more information on our merit and need-based assistance.
We encourage you to use our Net Price Calculator to review your potential eligibility for financial aid and calculate your possible out-of-pocket expenses.
All first-year, transfer, and international applicants are automatically considered for most merit-based scholarships as part of the admissions process. Only a few special scholarships require an additional application.
GW's Office of Student Financial Assistance administers need-based aid to undergraduate students. Learn more about need-based aid at GW, including how and when to apply. Need-based assistance is only available to eligible U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are not eligible for need-based assistance.
Become a District Scholar
The District Scholars program makes it possible for GW to meet full demonstrated need for qualifying students of D.C. high schools.