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The GW School of Business is proud to offer special grants of 25-50% off tuition for all GW undergraduate alumni from the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 for graduate education beginning in Fall 2020 and extending to the Spring 2022 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. 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. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions below for the full list of qualifying programs.

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 and Class of 2021 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.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

All George Washington University undergraduate seniors graduating in 2020 and 2021 are eligible. Outlined below are the qualifying semesters by graduating class: 

  • Class of 2020 (undergraduate degree awarded in January 2020, May 2020, or August 2020): apply for the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester. 
  • Class of 2021 (undergraduate degree awarded in January 2021, May 2021, or August 2021): apply for the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester.  

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).

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.

Admissions requirements for GW undergraduate seniors graduating in spring 2020 through fall 2021 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).

As of December 1, 2020, the GW School of Business has implemented a test-optional policy for all specialized master’s degree applications for the 2021 application cycle.

The grant will be awarded to GW undergraduate seniors graduating in 2020 and 2021 who enroll in qualifying programs at the GW School of Business. Students must enroll in a qualifying GWSB graduate program for the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 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.

The tuition grant applies towards the tuition of any course completed for the program. Summer semesters can be included, but are not required.

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.

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

The grant includes a 10% discount through the Grad2Grad program, for which students are automatically enrolled (no separate application required).

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.

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GW Class of 2020 and 2021 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.