All applicants for federal financial aid must complete and submit:
The FSA ID, a username and password, has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.
For more information, refer to this link
- School of Continuing Studies Supplement Form
- 2015 School of Continuing Studies Graduate Summer Aid Application
When completing the FAFSA, use School Code: 001445. Before completing the 2014-2015 FAFSA, please read about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
Graduate students are not eligible for Federal Pell Grants.
- The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, created by the U.S. Department of Education, allows students to access the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site. It is the best and easiest way to provide accurate income information on the FAFSA and will be available February.
- Your income tax information will generally be available through the IRS Data Retrieval Tool 2 weeks after electronic filing and 8 weeks after submitting a paper tax return.
- If the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is not used during the initial application, applicants are required to update information to reflect the income and tax information reported on the actual tax return. We strongly encourage the use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to update this information after taxes are submitted.
There are loans that may help cover some or all of your estimated contribution. It is important to remember to borrow only what you need and to exhaust all federal loan eligibility before exploring private education loans.
- Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans
- Private Educational Loans
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In order for students to be eligible for federal aid students must be enrolled in at least a half-time status as determined by the University Registrar.
One course in the summer semester constitutes half-time status, as opposed to the regular academic year in which 4.5 credits constitutes half time. Summer aid applications are available on the website beginning in early March of the academic year.
Students may also want to consider funding that is available from groups with which they are associated, such as professional organizations, fraternal groups, unions, corporations and churches. The following websites offer free scholarship search assistance:
- College Answer is hosted by Sallie Mae, Inc., the student loan and education financing company. The database is expanded and updated daily so that every time you log on or update your profile a new search matches you with the latest info.
- The College Board Scholarship Search's online tool helps you locate scholarships, internships, grants and loans that match your education level, talents and background.
- CollegeNet Mach25 lets you search their database by keyword, e.g. enter "soccer" to see awards related to that sport.
- FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB) invites students to create a personalized profile that is matched against a database of scholarships. Registrants with the site receive emails matching them with new scholarships reminds them when application deadlines are approaching.
- Lunch - Money.com helps you find scholarships by offering over a dozen ways to search its database and offers online application forms for select scholarships.
Other sites and scholarships that may be of interest to Liberal Studies students:
- Financial Aid for Older and Nontraditional Students
- Zonta Scholarships
- Clairol Scholarship - Offers scholarships to women 25 or older, must be U.S. citizens. Awards are based on need and range from $200-$1,000.
For an application write to:
Clairol Scholarship Program
c/o Business and Professional Women's Foundation
Attn: Irma Berks
22012 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Though the majority of degree candidates in the Liberal Studies Program are career-oriented professionals, there is part-time employment available through the Georgetown University Employment Referral Service, which lists over 2,500 part-time, temporary and summer jobs in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area each year.
SCS students do not qualify for Federal Work Study awards, but a wide range of non-work study part-time employment opportunities are available in all sectors of the local market, including professional associations, research institutes, finance, law, governmental affairs, museums and the arts, as well as retail and food service positions. Students can also review temporary listings for information about one-time or short-term jobs such as home or childcare, party help, yard work or brief office assignments.
Many of these opportunities are also within walking or short commuting distance of the university.
Tuition Assistance for Georgetown Employees
Full-time Georgetown employees (faculty, staff and academic administrative professionals) may be eligible for tuition benefits for participation in the Liberal Studies Program. Contact Georgetown’s Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits for more information about the Tuition Assistance Program (TAPs).