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.

99% of applicants with need receive financial assistance. 







Merit-Based Scholarships

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.


District Scholars 

The District Scholars program makes it possible for GW to meet full demonstrated need for qualifying students of D.C. high schools.


Need-Based Aid

GW's Office of Student Financial Assistance administers need-based aid to undergraduate students. Need-based assistance is only available to eligible U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are not eligible for need-based assistance. Learn more about need-based aid at GW, including how and when to apply.