Student Loans for George Washington University Students

About George Washington University

George Washington University StudentsAt The George Washington University, or as most know it, GW, the capital is your oyster. Its main campus in Foggy Bottom, just blocks from the White House, and the university’s proximity to global movers and shakers has contributed to its growth as a strong academic institution with a bent for the political. GW holds many famous individuals among its alumni base, including countless politicians, Alec Baldwin, and Jackie Kennedy, which is pretty cool, if you ask us. Also, the University has relationships with many federal organizations and think tanks in the District, so there are always lucrative internship opportunities to be had.

DC is a very cool city, but as is usually the case with very cool cities, the cost of living there can get pretty expensive. To begin with, GW housing isn’t cheap, but the smaller day-to-day expenses like meals out and Metro fare can add up quickly to take a huge chunk out of your budget. If you’re on GWU financial aid, you can’t afford to spend unnecessarily, so take care to watch your spending pretty closely! Also, in a city as large as DC, there’s always cool stuff going on for free, you just have to hunt for it.

Applying for GW Financial Aid

GW requires two forms from applicants for financial aid: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required at every school in order to be considered for aid, and they also require applicants submit the CSS/Financial Aid Profile, a form used by certain private colleges and universities to assess families’ financial need. Since aid is often first-come, first-served, at least in regards to ‘free money’ awards, such as grants and scholarships, it’s important to submit these forms as soon as you can in order to

The high cost of a GW education means financial aid is necessary for many students: more than half of undergraduates at GW

receive some form of GWU financial aid, though institutional aid is not always enough for these students. For a good number of students, federal loans are a necessity to cover the cost of their GW education, and for others still the combination of federal loans and GWU financial aid is not enough to fully cover their costs.

If you are in a situation where your federal and institutional aid still leaves you short of your tuition requirement, consider taking out a private student loan to cover the financial gap. To find the private loan that is best for you, check out our student loan comparison tool above.

Pay for George Washington University*

Total Avg. Cost $54,125
Tuition $39,962
Room & Board $8,082
Financial Aid Information
Students Receiving Fin Aid 57%
Typical Grant Amounts
State/Local $961
Federal $5,514
%Receiving Loans 37%
Avg. Other Stud. Loans $22,049
%Receiving Other Loans 4%

Get into George Washington University

Admission Rate 37%
Total Enrollment 25,061
Men 44%
Women 56%
Graduation Rate 81%
Application Fee $65

Contact George Washington University

2121 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-1000
Financial Aid Office URL
Admissions Office URL

*Data source is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) the data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics

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