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Student Life

From fitness to parking, GW provides a dynamic and well-supported environment for students both in and out of the classroom. Please explore this page to learn more about all of the services and opportunities GW offers beyond academics.


As with any large city, finding housing in Washington DC can at first seem like a daunting task. However, The George Washington University offers the following resources to guide you along the way.

There are two on-campus graduate housing options. You can find more information here:

The majority of GW MBA students live off-campus. Detailed information can be found here:

Looking for a roommate? Consider networking with other incoming students on our Facebook group.

Also, here is a housing guide for more suggestions on neighborhoods and places to live!

Transportation and Parking

There is student parking available on the GW campus, within 2 blocks of Funger Hall and Duques Hall. GW offers several different parking options, which are described in detail here:

The parking lots closest to Funger Hall and Duques Hall are:

Health and Wellness Center: Lot 21
2301 G Street

Ivory Tower/Square 43 Garage: Lot 17
606 23rd Street

University Parking Garage
2211 H Street


Information about transportation around and in between GW campuses can be found here:

Washington DC has an excellent public transportation system that enables you to easily travel around the district, as well as into Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website contains maps, schedules, fares, and smartcard information. There is also a trip planner, which allows you to find the best way to get between two points via public transportation. You can access the WMATA website here:


The Lerner Health and Wellness Center is located only one block from Duques Hall. The center has four basketball courts, all of which accommodate volleyball and badminton. In addition, two of the courts accommodate indoor soccer and indoor hockey. A three-lane suspended jogging track overlooks the third floor gymnasium. There is also a three-lane lap pool that supports aquaerobics activities, four racquetball courts, six squash courts, and a fitness center complete with sound and video systems. In addition, the center offers a wide-variety of fitness classes, ranging from Hatha Yoga to Kickboxing. More information can be found at

Health Insurance

GW offers a comprehensive student health insurance plan. For more information, visit:

For general information about GW’s student health service, visit:

Life in Washington, DC

The Washington, D.C. Chamber of Commerce website is a reliable first-stop for Washington DC information.

Three airports are easily accessible from the DC area: Washington Dulles International, Ronald Regan National, or Baltimore/Washington International.

Cultural Tourism DC is an organization that provides information on neighborhoods, events, and organizations that you can experience while living in DC.

Hungry? Check out for everything food in Washington DC. If you are not hungry now, you will be after looking through this website. is a community blog that covers a variety of issues and happenings including music, arts, sports, food, theater, transportation and many others.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Tuition and Expenses

These rates reflect the 2010-2011 academic year (fall and spring) for the Global, Professional, and Healthcare MBA Programs.

Tuition: $1,250 per credit hour

Total Tuition Costs

  • Global MBA: $71,250
  • Professional MBA: $65,625
  • Healthcare MBA: $65,625
  • Executive MBA(see program section)

Example Student Budget:

An allowance for off-campus housing is included in the standard budget. If a student resides at home with parents, a separate allowance is given. Tuition and fees are based on the University’s academic year rates. Transportation, personal expenses, and books and supplies are estimated figures based on area trends, and in some cases, derived from data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Depending on the student’s enrollment status, different cost of attendance budgets are utilized since tuition rates may differ depending on the student’s academic program. The following charts delineate examples of cost of attendance budgets for full-time enrollment (9 or more academic credits per semester) and half-time enrollment (6 academic credits per semester).



(9 credits per semester)

(6 credits per semester)

Tuition and Fees $11,250 $11,250 $22.500 $7,500 $7,500 $15,000
Room and Board $7,200 $9,000 $16,200 $7,200 $9,000 $16,200
Books and Supplies $900 $900


$600 $600 $1,200
Transportation $500 $500 $1,000 $500 $500 $1000
Personal Expenses $1,340 $1,675 $3,015 $1,340 $1,675 $3,015
TOTAL $21,190 $23,325 $44,515 $17,140 $19,275 $36,415

More information about cost of attendance can be found at

Paying Your Bill

The Student Accounts office sends your tuition bill to your billing address four to three weeks prior to the start of each semester. Students may specify their billing addresses. If no address is specified, an alternate address from the address hierarchy (permanent, current, etc.) is selected. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Accounts Office (SAO) of any address changes. Students should check their billing address when using the GWeb Info System. If you need to update your address, please do so on GWeb.

You can pay your bill online as well, from the “Pay Bill Online” tab on our main website Students whose accounts reflect an overpayment may complete a Refund Request Form at SAO beginning the 1st day of classes. The form has a section where the student is to specify the payee and the address to which he/she wants the check to be mailed. If no address is specified, an alternate address from within the refund hierarchy is selected. The students‘ account representatives will confirm the validity of the request and post a refund in the Banner system.

A check will be cut and mailed by Accounts Payable two (2) business days later. A student should receive their refund with in 14 days of the original request. After 14 days from the date of the request, if the refund has not been received, a stop payment will be issued and a new refund check will be issued. Refunds for students who are recipients of Title IV financial aid are processed in accordance with federal guidelines.

Please see the Office of Student Accounts website, or visit Colonial Central at for the most complete instructions on paying your tuition bill.

Financial Aid

GW participates in short- and long-term loan programs, including federal programs such as the Federal Stafford Loan. Funds are primarily need-based and require U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or refugee status. Information about the terms and conditions of these loans, as well as application materials, is available from the Office of Student Financial Assistance:


The Office of Student Financial Assistance
The George Washington University
Rice Hall, 2121 Eye Street, Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6620

Deadlines for submission of application materials (including reapplying) are: June 1 for the fall semester, October 1 for the spring semester, and March 1 for the summer sessions.

Financial Assistance for International Students

Citibank in cooperation with The George Washington University offers financial assistance for International Students. International Students must always apply with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-signer who resides in the U.S. More information on this loan can be found at the Fellowship Office, 2121 Eye Street, 3rd floor, or the MBA Program Office, Duquès Hall, Suite 550.

Scholarships and Fellowships

The School of Business awards scholarships and fellowships to current students based on academic and professional merit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Washington Gas & Light Company Scholarship
  • McGowan Fellowship
  • Leo and Lillian Goodwin Scholarship
  • Elizabeth B. Adams Scholarship
  • Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Scholarship
  • Martin Kay Scholarship

Further information regarding these and other programs may be obtained through the MBA Program Office. Once committed, please feel free to contact your program advisor about the available opportunities.


School of Business Graduate Programs
2201 G St, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: 202.994.1212

General information regarding additional awards sponsored by foundations, professional and learned societies, corporations, and others is available on the first floor of the University’s Gelman Library. Information on such Fellowship programs as the Rhodes, Marshall, National Science Foundation, Fulbright, and Luce is also available at the University’s Office of Fellowships and Graduate Student Support.


Office of Fellowships and Graduate Support
Rice Hall, Sixth Floor
2121 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: 202.994.6822