Types of Funding

At the graduate level, there are various types of funding to support your study at GW.


Fellowships at GW and outside of GW offer various means of support through a graduate student's program. 


Assistantships are awards that provide graduate students the opportunity to enhance their skills in teaching and/or research at GW. Graduate Assistantships are limited and not available in all departments.


The Office of Student Financial Assistance administers financial aid to graduate students, including Work Study.

Schools & Departments

Unlike at the undergraduate level, funding at the graduate level at GW is decentralized. This means that schools and departments have their own sources of funding (fellowships and assistantships). These awards are usually made at the time of admission and are limited by program. 


Graduate students can pursue part-time or full-time employment (including work study) to fund their studies. Be sure to take note of the time and hours a given job requires, as many positions may not be compatible with full-time graduate level study or class schedules. 

Tuition Discounts & Matching Awards

Americorps Matching Award


Military Funding & Financial Assistance

Active-duty personnel, veterans, or dependents of veterans may be entitled to varying educational benefits. GW’s Military and Veteran Services provides information and details on what support is available.