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 grant assistance to students who become teachers in a high-need field in a low-income area and in an elementary school, secondary school or an educational service agency. Eligible institutions are listed at https://www.tcli.ed.gov/CBSWebApp/tcli/ annually.
Students may be awarded up to $4,000 per award year, with a maximum aggregate limit of $8,000. The amount a student may be awarded each year is determined based on their level of enrollment. Due to federal sequestration, grants first dibursed before October 1, 2014 must be reduced by 0.89%; grants first disbursed upon October 1, 2014 until September 30, 2015 must be reduced by 7.3%. These amounts show the gross and net amounts by level of enrollment by disbursement date.
|Enrollment Status||Statutory Amount||First Disbursed on 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014||First Disbursed on 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015|
|Less than 1/2 Time||$1,000||$991||$927|
Learn more about the federally funded TEACH Grant at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach
There are three steps to completing your request for TEACH Grant funding. Please make sure each step is complete.
- Complete the FAFSA. Include GW's school code 001444. Please make sure you meet ALL federal assistance qualifications. To comply, you must:
- Be a United States Citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- Be registered for Selective Service, if male
- Enrolled in a degree-granting, eligible TEACH program
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Not be in default or in an overpayment situation for previously obtained federal financial assistance funds.
- Completing the Agreement to Serve online.
- Completing the Entrance Counseling which is done online here https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/images/gen/teachInitialAndSubsequentCounselingGuide.pdf. Additional counseling will be done by GSEHD's Office of Student Life.
- Be aware that in exchange for the grant, a student must agree to teach for at least four academic years within eight years after completeing (or ceasing to enroll in) the graduate degree program for which the candidate received the grant. The grant is conditional upon meeting these expectations and will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan if all annual reporting requiremetns are not met. If the TEACH Grant is converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan for any reason whatsoever, even in error, there is no way to reverse the conversion and interest will be assessed from the date the TEACH Grant was first disbursed upon..
- The TEACH Grant Fact Sheet
- Department of Education program information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach and https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/index.action
- The difference between the TEACH Grant and the federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness provisions for Federal Direct Stafford Loans where up to $17,500 can be forgiven, Federal Perkins Loan Cancelation for Teachers, and the Public Loan Service Forgiveness Program.
- Score above the 75th percentile on one or more portions of the GRE or MAT or
- Have earned at least 3.25 GPA in one semester of enrollment at GSEHD. This graduate GPA must be maintained to retain eligibility if the student's eligibility was based on GPA; otherwise students must maintain normal satisfactory academic progress requirements for GW graduate programs, and
- Enroll in a specific teaching degree (Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education) that leads to employment in: Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition; Foreign Language; Mathematics; Reading Specialist; Science; Special Education; Other Identified Teacher Shortage Areas identified on http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.html.
Once a student's application has been approved, they will receive a letter from the Office of Student Financial Assistance outlining their award. They will receive a disbursement notice once each semester's funds have credited to their account with the University. This email will include procedures for the student's right to cancel the grant.
Each time a new TEACH Grant is awarded, students must complete Subsequent Counseling online at https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/studentHome.action. Yearly counseling with the Office of Student Life to ensure they are in compliance with their Agreement to Serve will also be held.
If any of the above steps are not completed in full, the TEACH Grant will be converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan with interest assessed from the date of original disbursement on the grant.
Upon graduation or ceasing enrollment at GW, a student must:
- Complete Exit Counseling online at https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/SaEcWelcome.do. This is done when the sutdent finishes their degree or withdraws from the program.
- Notify the federal TEACH Grant servicer in writing within 120 days of ceasing enrollment that the student is employed full-time in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant, or that they are not yet employed full-time but intend to meet the terms and conditions of the service obligation.
- Provide the federal servicer annual documentation certifying that the studne has or intents to meet the service obligation.
For questions regarding anything presented on this page please contact the GSEHD Tuition Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.