Welcome to the George Washington University!
We're thrilled you are considering joining our community! The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF) serves as a resource for graduate students looking for funding opportunities at the George Washington University.
1. Explore funding opportunities
The George Washington University offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students. You can learn more about each funding opportunity below.
These awards make up the vast majority of funding offered from GW and vary widely by program. Connect with your department's admissions representative to learn more about the funding available.
All assistantships are offered and managed directly by departments. Connect with your department to inquire about assistantship availabilities.
Our office functions separately from the schools on campus, offering a number of fellowships to eligible students. 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 and work study opportunities available to GW students. The Student Accounts Office can assist with setting up a payment plan.
GW offers student employment, part-time and full-time positions. For employment outside of GW, the Center of Career Services and school-based career services offer resources for job-seeking students.
2. Understand your Cost of Attendance
The Office of Student Financial Assistance provides a budget template for students to estimate their cost of attendance throughout their graduate program. It's important to consider living expenses, transportation, books and personal expenses in additon to tuition and fees.
Find your program's tuition rate: Tuition Rates for AY2023-2024
3. Plan your funding search
The best time to start thinking about funding your graduate program is NOW! After you've reviewed the funding opportunities available at GW and determined your cost of attendance, it's time to make a plan to find funding.
Many external and OGSAF award competitions open up to one year before funding is dispersed, so interested students should begin looking for opportunities as soon as they consider pursuing graduate studies, even if they have not been admitted to GW yet.
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 admissions representative)
- Assistantship availability (please contact your prospective department)