Doctoral Programs Tuition and Financial Support


The Ph.D. in Business Administration is a full-time program of studies. All incoming admitted students are supported by financial aid packages offered by GWSB for five years, contingent upon satisfactory progress.

GWSB fellowship and financial support includes:

  • Tuition waiver. Fellowships pay full tuition for the fall and spring semesters of each academic year.
  • Salary/stipend. Fellowships pay a combination of salary and stipend of approximately $30,000 each academic year.
  • Travel support. GWSB provides funding for students presenting papers at many leading academic conferences.
  • Office space. Each department provides students with shared office space.

Fellowships are for five years, subject to satisfactory performance and progress in the program. As part of the fellowship package, students serve as graduate assistants for twenty hours per week, which includes work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or as an instructor. Students are required to teach one course prior to graduation as part of the program and fellowship requirements.

Individual departments may provide additional resources to doctoral students, such as summer research grants, additional travel support, computer purchases, and software.  Please contact the department representative for more information. 

Income Taxes

Historically, tuition awards are not generally subject to income taxes, while fellowship stipends and salaries are generally subject to income taxes. For details or further assistance, please refer to the policy on stipend and tuition payments to students and their taxability.

The university does not offer individual tax advice. Information regarding student tax issues is available from the George Washington University Tax Department.

One-page summaries of “Tax Implications and Reporting Requirements of Payments to Students” can be located by clicking on the links below: