Unless otherwise noted by the program or cohort location, all application documents should be sent to:
GSEHD Office of Admission
2136 G Street NW
Washington D.C. 20052
Phone: (202) 994-9283
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Funding Your Education
Graduate Student Financial Aid►▼
The George Washington University understands that graduate study is the next step to sharpen skills and learn the art of leadership. By investing in a GW graduate program, you are paving the way to all your future ambitions.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and private alternative loans to students who have been admitted to one of our graduate degree or approved graduate certificate programs. For descriptions of the loan programs, as well as an overview of the process involved in applying for these types of loans, please click here for more information.
There are many financial programs such as teacher loan forgiveness and loan cancellation options that are currently available, as well as financial literacy opportunities. All are very relevant to our students!
Click or bookmark http://gwired.gwu.edu/finaid-g/FinancialLiteracy/ for a compilation of resources on financial literacy.
GSEHD Merit-Based Scholarships and Endowments►▼
GW provides several merit-based scholarships and endowments to our master's and doctoral students taking courses on the main (Foggy Bottom) campus. All applications for admission received on or before January 15th for the following academic year will automatically receive scholarship/fellowship consideration.
Current students will be considered upon completion of the Tuition Support Application which is available until January 15th.
Please note that these awards must be used in both the fall and spring semester of the academic year and are not available to those applying for spring or summer admission.
- Graduate Research Assistantship / Graduate Administrative Assistantship (By faculty nomination only; Doctoral Candidates only)
- Partial - Full Tuition Scholarships
Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships►▼
Visit the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships website to find additional information about field-based fellowships, external competitions, and other financial opportunities.
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AmeriCorps Matching Awards►▼
AmeriCorps Education Awards will be matched by the George Washington University for students in the Graduate School of Education & Human Development. Tuition must be used towards payment of coursework and may not exceed the total tuition due.
To claim the matching funds, AmeriCorps alums must submit (1) a copy of their Education Award letter and (2) a statement of intent including name, GWid, program of study, GW start date, and a plan for which semesters/amounts the AmeriCorps Award will be used. Both documents must be submitted together to the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships by the first day of classes in the first semester of enrollment.
Note* Matching funds are only available to students in eligible on-campus programs and can not be distributed for summer semester.
GSEHD Projects and Research Grants►▼
Some of our graduate programs offer tuition support through a funded project or a program specific fellowship. Please speak with your program advisor to determine if you are eligible for such funding.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who become teachers in a high-need field or a low-income area. In exchange for the grant, a student must sign an Agreement to Serve as a full-time teacher at certain low-income schools and within certain high-need fields for at least four academic years and within eight years after completing (or ceasing to enroll in) the graduate degree program for which the candidate received the grant. This grant is conditional upon meeting these expectations and will convert to an interest-bearing loan immediately should a breach occur. If the grant is converted into a loan, there is no way to reverse the conversion and interest will be assessed from the date the TEACH grant was initially disbursed.
Learn more about the federally funded TEACH Grant: https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach
To Apply for TEACH Grant funding, students must:
- be a US citizen with a valid Social Security Number
- be enrolled in an eligible degree-granting graduate program at GSEHD
- complete the FAFSA at http://fafsa.ed.gov/ indicating GW's school code 001444
- be free of default or overpayment on previous federal financial assistance
For questions regarding anything presented on this page please contact the GSEHD Tuition Support at email@example.com.