The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF) looks forward to supporting you throughout your time as a graduate student! You can use this landing page to access our services and learn more about funding opportunities for current students.
1. Understand your current funding
If you receive an award from GW or from another entity it's important that you review your award letter to ensure you follow the award's requirements. In particular, you will want to confirm if your award is renewable for multiple years or non-renewable.
If you have questions about your award, please contact the awarding department. A specific contact person should be listed in the body of the award letter.
2. Find additional funding
Current GW students in need of additional funding can consider a variety of opportunities. The earlier you can identify that you'll need additional funding, the better chance you'll have to pursue multiple funding options.
These awards are typically offered at the time of admission but current students may be considered for additional funding, if resources are available. Connect with your program director to inquire about additional funding.
Connect with your department to inquire about assistantship availabilities. If your home department does not have assistantship positions available, you are welcome to contact other departments directly to inquire about their assistantship opportunities.
Our office has limited funding each year that interested students can apply for. Use our Funding Search tool to find current opportunities.
Many outside organizations offer funding for graduate students. Start your search with our External Fellowships webpage.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance administers the loan opportunities available to GW students.
GW offers student employment, part-time and full-time positions. For employment outside of GW, school-based career services offer resources for job-seeking students.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance administers limited funding for current GW students facing unforeseen emergencies.
GW Alumni (completed a Bachelor's degree at GW) may be eligible for a 10% tuition discount on their graduate studies at GW through the Grad2Grad program.
AmeriCorps alumni interested in using their Segal Education Award for graduate study at GW may be eligible to have their award matched.
3. Consider a monthly payment plan
The Student Account Office administers a monthly payment plan option for students. The monthly payment plan enables students or their authorized users to pay current fall, spring, and summer semester tuition and fees in four equal payments per semester.
Enrollment is required for each semester in which you participate in the plan. Only one plan may be set up for the student per semester. The monthly payment plan option is interest-free as long as monthly payments are made on time and in full. Failure to make payment for two consecutive months will result in the cancellation of the plan and the application of a $75 late fee.
Enrollment in a payment plan is restricted to students registered or planning to register for courses in the specified semester.
3. Fellowship advising services
The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF) offers personalized advising services for the NSEP Boren Fellowship and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award.
Graduate students who are interested in applying for these fellowships are encouraged to attend our information sessions or set appointments for one-on-one advising.
Have Additional Questions?
The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships is here to help! We offer one-on-one virtual appointments with OGSAF staff members to answer general questions about funding opportunities and direct students to other funding experts across campus for any questions we can't answer.
Please note, we are unable to answer questions about...
- Department-specific funding (please contact your program director)
- Assistantship availability (please contact your department)