Tuition and Funding

Here’s where you can find information about tuition and fees and some of the funding opportunities available at GW. The links will take you to places where you can find additional details.

Tuition and Fees                                                                   

Graduate students pay by the credit hour for their courses.  Most of your courses will be three credit hours. For the latest graduate tuition and fees information, visit the GW Student Accounts Office. Once you are on that page, click on the link for Columbian College of Arts and Sciences to pull up a document with the tuition and fees.


Funding Opportunities

Graduate students can fund their education in various ways and often utilize multiple resources. For detailed information, you are encouraged to visit the following:


Dean’s Scholarships

In an effort to make Columbian College graduate programs more affordable and attractive, Columbian College is now offering Dean’s Scholarships to qualified students. Applicants for the MA in applied economics degree are eligible for this aid. You must submit your application by February 1 to be considered for this award.


Minority-Serving Institution Award

The George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce an award for students from eligible minority-serving institutions (MSI). The MSI Award provides qualified individuals, from eligible institutions, who seek admission in a Columbian College graduate program, an application fee waiver and a tuition award of at least 40%.

To qualify, an applicant must:

  • be admitted to a Columbian College master's degree, graduate certificate program or PsyD program;
  • expect to receive an undergraduate degree from an eligible minority-serving institution or already hold such a degree (see list below), awarded no earlier than 2010; and
  • be enrolled in a Columbian College graduate program to receive the tuition benefit, renewable for the normal duration of the degree.

All applicants from eligible minority-serving institutions are eligible regardless of race, ethnicity, or national origin.

The MSI Award is generally for Fall and Spring semesters only. Master's students must be enrolled full-time to receive the award; graduate certificate awardees may be enrolled part-time.

Strategic Global Graduate Funding Initiative (SGGFI)

The 21st century is one of intense global interaction involving rapid technological change and dynamic growth. These same interactions merge people of different cultures, religions, histories, and economic and political systems. Whether individuals integrate seamlessly and rise to the challenges ahead will depend on the expertise and multicultural understanding of the next generation.

To further diversify GW's graduate student body and enable in-depth learning that spans the globe, a new international funding initiative, the Strategic Global Graduate Funding Initiative (SGGFI), is available to citizens from the following countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Turkey