Financial Aid

 


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


 


 

We Made it Our Goal to Help You Realize Yours

94% 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

 

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

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Financial Aid Deadlines

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You 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.

REVIEW KEY DATES AND DEADLINES

 


Merit-Based Scholarships

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIPS 
 


Become a District Scholar

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If 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.

SEE IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE