GMBA | Tuition & Financial Aid

GW School of Business offers a wide array of merit-based scholarship and need-based loan opportunities. As you work to enhance your career or plan for a career transition, we will assist you in navigating available financial resources to help ensure that you can reach your educational goals.

Tuition & Fees

The Global MBA program has a fixed tuition rate for the 21-month program. Tuition is due in four equal payments at the beginning of each of the four semesters, and you can take advantage of a monthly billing plan that allows payments to be spread over up to five months for each semester.

  • Program Tuition: $102,000*
    *Program tuition includes many of the costs associated with the Consulting Abroad Project, such as, lodging, in-country transportation, many group meals, cultural events, and CAP health insurance.

Additional Costs

  • Enrollment Fee: $850*
    *Includes GMBA Institute (orientation activities/speakers) and some GWSB co-curricular activities
  • Matriculation Fee: $100 (charged each entering student)
  • Consulting Abroad Project (CAP) Costs: $2,000 (estimated)*
    *This may include airfare, some individual meal, visa documents, and immunizations.
  • Student Association Fee: $2.75 per credit hour, up to a maximum of $41.25 per semester.
  • Registration for Continuous Enrollment or Leave of Absence: $35
  • Registration for Off-Campus and Online Programs: $35 (excluding contract programs)
  • Books: $500.00 (academic year estimate)
  • Student Health Insurance: $3,520 (full-year estimate; optional)
  • Housing: Click here for information about on-campus and off-campus housing for full-time GW graduate students


All applications are considered for merit-based scholarships. No separate application is required to apply. On average, approximately 70% of enrolled Global MBA students receive scholarships with an average award covering more than half the program cost.

Please note that all Global MBA merit-based scholarship funding is first applied against any program costs associated with the Consulting Abroad Project and the remaining scholarship balance will be applied against the balance of program-related charges.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. GW students most frequently utilize loans such as the Federal Stafford Loan Program. Other private and federal loans are also available.

All federal loans require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. GW students must submit this form to the federal processor by May 1. The maximum loan eligibility is $20,500 per academic year, and the interest rate is fixed at 6.80 percent.

For complete instructions and help applying for loans, please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance and also review the checklist for new GW graduate students.


Payment Plans

George Washington University offers a monthly billing plan that allows payments to be spread over up to five months for each semester.


Tuition Reimbursement

Many larger corporations, as well as the federal government, offer tuition assistance to employees pursuing graduate study. In most cases, your program of study must be related to your career field and approved by a supervisor at your organization.


Third-Party Billing

A third-party sponsor pays all or part of a graduate student’s tuition and fees. Third party sponsors are usually private companies, embassies, or government agencies.

Third-party billing authorization documents must be submitted by the third week of the semester. The University does not accept sponsorship documentation that is contingent upon grades received for course work. Students are responsible for all tuition and fees not covered by a sponsor.


Veterans & Military

Nationally recognized as a top military and veteran-friendly university, GW offers a wealth of services and benefits to students who have served, or are currently serving, in the U.S. Armed Forces.