Financial Aid


  • Financing a GW Education
    Turn of a One-of-a-Kind Opportunity Into an Affordable Reality

    Financing a GW Education

    The university works hard to make the GW experience a realistic option for every admitted student through our Fixed Tuition program, generous financial aid packages and admissions merit scholarships.

We Made it Our Goal to Help You Realize Yours

More than 90 percent of applicants with need receive financial aid

Receiving Financial Aid

GW's Office of Student Financial Assistance reviews financial details for all admitted students. Your financial need is determined based on the information you supply through the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use the Net Price Calculator to determine your potential eligibility for financial aid and calculate your possible out-of-pocket expenses.

Types of Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers several types of assistance to help you bridge the gap between your contribution and the total cost of attendance. This includes:

  • federal and institutional grants
  • institutional scholarships
  • loans
  • the opportunity to participate in the Federal Work Study Program
  • educational benefits for student veterans and military personnel


Cost of Attendance

Fixed Tuition for Up to 5 Years

We are committed to attracting academically qualified students who want to attend GW.

The tuition you pay as an entering student remains fixed for your entire time as an undergraduate as long as you maintain continuous full-time enrollment and are registered for a minimum of 12 semester hours of study each fall and spring term.

Your fixed tuition rate is applicable for up to 10 semesters of study if a fifth year is required to achieve your academic goals.


Financial Aid Deadlines

graphic presentation of calendarYou are required to meet all financial aid deadlines to be fully considered for need-based assistance. Need-based assistance is only available to eligible U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are not eligible for need-based assistance.


Merit-Based Scholarships

graphical representation of award ribbonAll first-year, transfer, and international applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships as part of the admissions process and no application is required.


Become a District Scholar

graphical representation of graduation cap and diplomaIf you are a D.C. high school student and meet specific criteria you will be eligible to receive funding equivalent to what you would receive if you were to enroll at a public university outside of D.C.