Joint & Dual Degree Tuition & Financial Planning

Tuition & Fees

Once students apply for the joint degree program, the tuition rate will be set at the MBA tuition rate for all remaining courses. Please review the current graduate school tuition rate and be aware that this changes from year to year per program as well as per joint-degree.


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 1st. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Funding resources for graduate study include:

  • GI Bill Base Benefit: $19,198.31 per qualified graduate student per year.
  • Yellow Ribbon Program Benefit: Up to $12,000 per qualified graduate student per year.

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