Financing Graduate School

You can meet your program’s full cost of attendance through a variety of options. 

First, we encourage you to begin locating options through researching external funding opportunities, such as employer tuition benefits, and scholarships or fellowships through private foundations and federal agencies. To get started, learn about external fellowships and main campus research for funding.

If you are eligible for VA Benefits, you should contact the GU Veterans Office for information on starting the application process. VA Benefits are used to meet the cost of attendance and reduce student loan indebtedness. 

Second, you may be eligible for merit-based financial aid through your program at Georgetown. These awards are competitive and may include a scholarship, assistantship, or fellowship. Merit-based awards are given on the recommendation of each academic program. To be considered for merit-based aid, simply answer “yes” to the financial aid/scholarship consideration question located in the online admission application. Go to your program website for more specific information regarding merit-based aid.

The Office of Revenue and Receivables offers several payment plans to help meet each semester’s tuition bill. 

After exhausting opportunities for funding through external foundations, agencies, and/or merit-based aid through your program, you may apply for federal student loans through the Department of Education or search for private education loans.