Our mission is to make it financially possible for every qualified applicant to enroll at Georgetown University, ensuring that we recruit and retain a talented and diverse learning community.
The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) provides counseling services to prospective and current students and their families about:
- Options available for financing higher education costs
- Eligibility for assistance
- Applying for and obtaining funding
- Budgeting expenses and paying bills
For both undergraduate and graduate students, the OSFS determines eligibility for assistance from federal, state and private financial aid programs based on the rules and regulations established by those external agencies.
We also determine eligibility for Georgetown scholarships to undergraduates and assist in the selection of graduate students who receive university fellowships and scholarships.
The office is responsible for delivering funds, which may include loans, employment, grants and scholarships from both public and private sources, to eligible recipients. There are more than 125 student financial assistance programs managed by or coordinated through the OSFS.
Your eligibility for Georgetown University scholarship assistance is determined using a need-analysis formula, similar to the federal model, but which analyzes additional factors Georgetown believes affects students’ ability to contribute to educational expenses.
In order for limited funds to be shared most equitably, the university expects that each student and his or her family will contribute to the fullest extent possible to meet educational expenses and will draw on income and all family net assets.