Funding Your Education

Attaining a quality education is critical for achieving job success and personal fulfillment, and to making a significant social contribution. As the value of education rises, the need to finance graduate study becomes greater. The George Washington University (GW) believes that qualified students should be given the opportunity to continue their academic experience. The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration makes every effort to help students identify and take advantage of the wide range of financial opportunities available within the school and throughout the university community, as well as from external sources.

Current Tuition & Costs
Tuition for the Trachtenberg School is set annually by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The tuition rate for graduate courses for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1,765 per credit hour.  Learn more about tuition and see an estimate for overall costs.

Fellowships
Many fellowships and scholarships are available to students studying in the Trachtenberg School, from internal funding to sources including the broader George Washington University and external resources. Learn more and see a list of pertinent fellowships.

Loans and Financial Aid
Graduate students at the Trachtenberg School are eligible to apply for a variety of federal and private loans, work study programs, grants, and scholarships. Learn more about these funds and how to apply for them.

Employment Opportunities
Education in the Trachtenberg School provides students with excellent flexibility in order to handle part time or full time employment while completing a degree. There are many resources available to enrolled students to aid in the job search. Learn more about these resources.

Veterans' Benefits
Veterans and active duty service members are encouraged to use their Veterans Administration Benefits to help fund a degree at the Trachtenberg School. Learn more about how to apply these benefits.

Funding for International Students
International students have unique opportunities for funding their education at the Trachtenberg school. Learn more about these opportunities and how to apply for them.

Apply Now ButtonAll applications for spring 2018 open now. Applications for the MPA and MPP Fall 2017 were due February 1. Applications for the Certificate programs for Fall 2017 will be accepted until July 1.