Your fee waiver application will be processed by the admissions office. If you wish to pay the fee by check or money order, please follow the instructions provided in the online application process.
Before applying, carefully review the application deadlines and admission requirements. After the posted deadlines, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the respective term or degree program is full.
If you are interested in merit aid consideration, we strongly encourage you to submit your application before the priority deadline.
If you would like to apply for a fee waiver, simply select that option within the system when you go to pay the fee.
Explain the reason you believe you qualify and submit. Note for online applicants: You may pay the application fee by credit card.
(Note: due to the number of applicants we receive with this background, the award cannot be made to all of our successful applicants.) Alumni should upload an additional document with their application stating their alumni status and requesting financial aid consideration.
Students who attended a school from the list of eligible minority-serving institutions (MSI) may receive an application fee waiver and a tuition award of at least 40%.Students who may be eligible for funding based on financial need must also submit a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal government.Ameri Corps, Peace Corps and Teach for America alumni are eligible to receive a one time award of ,000 for the MPA or MPP program.In an essay of 500-750 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field.Indicate your desired field of concentration from among those offered within the Ph D program, along with your specific research interests within that field and your career plans.Additional letters are also permitted, but not necessary.See our frequently asked questions for more information on the letters of recommendation.Relevant transcripts must be submitted for this exception.The recommended minimum TOEFL score for admission to The Trachtenberg School is 637 on the paper-based test, 270 on the computer-based test, 110 on the internet-based test. The ETS reporting code for the George Washington University is 5246. As an alternative to the TOEFL, students may instead submit scores from the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS).You may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript, or send an official transcript to: Office of Graduate Admissions Columbian College of Arts and Sciences The George Washington University801 22nd Street, NWPhillips Hall, Suite 107Washington, DC 20052 If your academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English translation must be provided. Since there is no place to report GRE or GMAT scores on the MPA, MPP, certificates and combined degree applications, you will need to have your scores sent from ETS. All degrees: If you are a citizen of a country in which English is not an official language, you are required to submit your TOEFL scores.The George Washington University's ETS reporting code is 5246. Exceptions may be made if you hold a degree from a college or university in a country where English is the official language and the medium of instruction.