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The GW School of Business is proud to announce it will provide special grants of 25-50% off tuition for all alumni from the Class of 2020 for graduate education beginning this fall.

All GW undergraduates from the Class of 2020 enrolling in graduate programs beginning in August 2020 at the GW School of Business (GWSB) are eligible for this grant. “The Class of 2020 is 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 specialized master’s degrees and all credit-bearing graduate certificates. GWSB graduate students often mix-and-match learning online and on campus — but for graduating seniors located across the U.S. and around the world, there are many graduate program options offered fully online to which this tuition grant can apply.

Liesl Riddle, GWSB associate dean for graduate programs, explained why the structure is so appealing for graduate education. “We invite GW graduating seniors to consider taking hard-skill and soft-skill courses that will strengthen their resumes based on their career aspirations. All of our graduate education programs have been adapted to fit the contemporary needs for students that want to earn respected and competitive credit-bearing credentials, while focusing on their careers.”

GW Class of 2020 graduating seniors interested in learning more about applying for the grant and starting graduate courses at the School of Business this fall can talk to a GWSB graduate academic advisor and register for special Info Sessions. Please email the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office at [email protected] or call 202-994-1212.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

All George Washington University undergraduate seniors graduating in Spring 2020 are eligible.

GW undergraduate seniors graduating in Spring 2020 who wish to pursue a specialized master's degree or a singular stand-alone graduate certificate in Fall 2020 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 grants do not apply to any Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees or the Master of Interdisciplinary Business Studies degree. The grants also do not apply to GWSB non-credit-bearing graduate and executive education programs, including short courses and non-credit-bearing certificates.

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, including:

Admissions requirements for GW undergraduate seniors graduating in spring 2020 and applying for the tuition grant are the same as for any other students applying to GWSB specialized master’s and graduate certificate programs.

GMAT/GRE test waivers are available across admissions for graduate certificates and most specialized master’s degrees, depending on the applicant's qualifications. GW 2020 graduates should talk with the GWSB graduate admissions team about possible waivers.

The grant will be awarded to GW undergraduate seniors graduating in spring 2020 who enroll in GWSB Fall 2020 courses.

The tuition grant applies towards the tuition of any course completed for the program the student enrolls in Fall 2020 as long as the coursework is completed no later than Spring 2023.

To maintain eligibility, students must be continuously enrolled, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3, and be free of any student corrective or disciplinary action.

The tuition grant applies when students enter the graduate portion of their program and start paying the master’s degree per-credit rate tuition.

This tuition grant includes the Grad2Grad program discount.

All GW full-time employees and dependents are covered by the remission program offered by the university.

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GW Class of 2020 graduating seniors interested in learning more about applying for the grant and starting graduate courses at the School of Business this fall can talk to a GWSB graduate academic advisor and register for special Info Sessions. Please email the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office at [email protected] or call 202-994-1212.