Grants for GW Graduates
The GW School of Business is committed to supporting its alumni and helping them succeed, especially during these uncertain times. As a result, the school is proud to offer special grants of 25-50% off tuition for all GW undergraduate alumni from the Class of 2022 and the Class of 2023 for graduate education beginning in Fall 2023 and extending to the Spring 2024 semester.
“Undergraduates are facing unprecedented challenges, graduating into an uncertain job market," said GWSB Dean Anuj Mehrotra. "A question many graduating seniors ask is whether they should go directly to work following graduation or earn an advanced degree. For those graduating students who wish to take graduate business classes this fall, GWSB will offer tuition assistance in the form of a grant.”
The tuition grant can be applied to most GWSB master’s degrees and all credit-bearing graduate certificates. Additionally, GWSB offers many graduate program options fully online to which this tuition grant can apply, making it a great option for graduating seniors located across the U.S. and around the world. Our graduate education programs have been adapted to fit the contemporary needs of students with flexible part-time and full-time study options. This makes it an excellent opportunity for graduating seniors who want to earn competitive and respected credit-bearing credentials while focusing on their career.
If you're a GW Class of 2022 and Class of 2023 graduating senior interested in learning more about applying for the grant and starting graduate courses at the School of Business, contact the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office at [email protected] or call 202-994-1212. You can also request more information or attend an upcoming Info Session.
Attend an upcoming Info Session to learn about our academic programs and admissions.
Submit a request for more information about this program.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is eligible for the tuition grant?
All George Washington University undergraduate seniors graduating in 2022 and 2023 are eligible. Outlined below are the qualifying semesters by graduating class:
Class of 2022 (undergraduate degree awarded in January 2022, May 2022, or August 2022): apply for the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semester.
- Class of 2023 (undergraduate degree awarded in January 2023, May 2023, or August 2023): apply for the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semester.
- How much is the tuition grant?
Grants for Graduates-eligible students who wish to pursue a master's degree or a stand-alone graduate certificate will receive 25-50% off the cost of tuition for the program. The grant applies to tuition and does not include any fees associated with graduate programs, such as enrollment fees. The official schedules of tuition and fees can be accessed through the Student Accounts Office’s Graduate Tuition page. The grant includes a 10% discount through the Grad2Grad program, for which students are automatically enrolled (no separate application required).
- To which GWSB graduate programs does the tuition grant apply?
The tuition grant applies to all Specialized Master's degrees and all graduate certificates offered for credit at the GW School of Business.
- Are there any GWSB graduate programs to which the tuition grant does not apply?
The grants do not apply to any Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. The grants also do not apply to GWSB non-credit-bearing graduate and executive education programs, including short courses and non-credit-bearing certificates.
- Which degree programs are offered fully online?
GWSB graduate students often mix-and-match learning online and on campus. For graduating seniors located across the U.S. and around the world, there are many graduate program options offered fully online. Please refer to our online programs page for more information.
- What are the graduate admissions requirements for those who wish to apply for the tuition grant?
Admissions requirements for GW undergraduate seniors graduating in spring 2022 through fall 2023 and applying for the tuition grant are the same as for any other students applying to GWSB master’s degree and graduate certificate programs. Those interested in applying to the Grants for Graduates program benefit from a shortened application process and an application fee waiver. To complete your application, you only need a personal statement and resume (we will directly upload your GW transcripts).
- What about GMAT/GRE test waivers?
As of December 1, 2020, the GW School of Business has implemented a test-optional policy for all specialized master’s degree applications.
- When will GWSB offer the tuition grant?
The grant will be awarded to GW undergraduate seniors graduating in 2022 and 2023 who enroll in qualifying programs at the GW School of Business. Students must enroll in a qualifying GWSB graduate program for the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semester. You will be notified of your award in your admission decision letter and receive an official award letter stating the award requirements and instructions to accept your award offer before your graduate program begins.
- How long will the tuition grant apply?
The tuition grant applies towards the tuition of any course completed for the program. Summer semesters can be included, but are not required.
- What are the requirements to maintain eligibility for the tuition grant?
To maintain eligibility, students must be continuously enrolled, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 in the qualifying graduate GWSB program, and be free of any student corrective or disciplinary action.
- When does the grant apply to students participating in the GWSB 4+1 Program?
The tuition grant applies when students enter the graduate portion of their program and start paying the master’s degree per-credit rate tuition.
- How does the grant relate to the Grad2Grad program?
The grant includes a 10% discount through the Grad2Grad program, for which students are automatically enrolled (no separate application required).
- How does the tuition grant apply to eligible students who are also employees of the university?
All GW benefits-eligible employees and dependents are covered by the tuition remission program offered by the university. Learn more about this program and its policies.
- How can I share this tuition grant information with fellow GW undergraduate seniors?
You can share this page with them and discuss it on social media using the hashtag #GWSBGradGrants.
- How do I apply for this tuition grant?
GW Class of 2022 and 2023 graduating seniors interested in learning more about applying for the grant and starting graduate courses at the School of Business this fall can request more information, attend an Info Session, or email the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office at [email protected].