Costs & Financial Assistance

Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg
Students with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 2003
Information about tuition, housing costs, and scholarship opportunities

Summer 2017

Tuition (for 6 credit hours): $9,120
Fees (for 6 credit hours): $16.50

Housing: $2,844 per session depending upon length of stay (8 weeks)

Spring 2018

Tuition (for 6 credit hours): $9,300
Fees (for 6 credit hours): $16.50

Housing: $6,700

Please note: Program costs are based on a standard 6 credit courseload. Additional courses may be taken at the rate of $1475 per credit hour. Tuition, fees and housing amounts are estimates based upon previous semesters and University documentation. All costs are subject to change.




Financial Aid

Semester in Washington Politics students most commonly transfer their current financial aid packages to The George Washington University. To do this, you and your financial aid office should initiate a consortium agreement with The George Washington University. You must be enrolled and receiving financial aid at your home institution during the time of the Semester in Washington Politics program.

The consortium agreement allows students to use their home institution financial aid for other programs related to their area of study. Generally, you must first get approval from your academic advisor to transfer the credits back to your home institution. Most institutions will enter into such an agreement for federal financial aid programs.

Our staff is available to talk directly with you and your financial aid officer. If you plan to initiate a consortium agreement, you should begin the process as soon as you are accepted into the program. Please let our office know so that we may assist you. We can provide a student budget sheet for one semester and any other materials that your institution needs to calculate your financial aid package.

At this time, international students at GW are not eligible for need based financial assistance.

Scholarships

Semester in Washington Scholarship
The Semester in Washington Politics scholarship is given to worthy students based on merit. This small partial scholarship is disbursed from department funds, at the discretion of the director, to help offset tuition costs. To be considered for the Semester in Washington scholarship, submit the additional scholarship essay on the online application.

Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP)
Thanks to the generosity of the AT&T Foundation, Semester in Washington Politics is proud to offer the Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP). To apply for the NAPLP scholarship, complete the online application and provide ONE of the following: 1) a tribal enrollment number; 2) indication of enrollment in a Native American tribe OR 3) certification of Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian ancestry. There is no application fee for students applying for the NAPLP scholarship. More information about the scholarship can be found on the NAPLP page.