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George Washington University


George Washington University

George Washington University

The George Washington University (GW, GWU, or George Washington) is a private, coeducational comprehensive research university located in Washington, D.C. The university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 9, 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia. It is the largest university in the nation’s capital. It is renowned for its programs in international affairs, political science, law, and medicine.

The main George Washington University campus consists of 43 acres (170,000 m2) in historic Foggy Bottom and is located a few blocks from the White House and the National Mall. Barring a few outlying buildings, the boundaries of campus are delineated by (running clockwise from Washington Circle) Pennsylvania Avenue, 19th Street, E Street, Virginia Avenue, 24th Street, and New Hampshire Avenue. The University owns much of the property in Foggy Bottom and leases it to various tenants, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Other nearby institutions include the Harry S. Truman Building (Department of State headquarters), John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, United States Institute of Peace, Watergate complex, and the embassies of Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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George Washington University Tuition and Fees

For students enrolled in graduate degree programs on the main campus in Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business (excluding the four programs indicated immediately below), the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Elliott School of International Affairs: Tuition is charged at the rate of $1,175 per credit hour. In the School of Business, the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance are charged at the rate of $1,250 per credit hour, doctoral study is charged at the rate of $16,194 for two semesters, and the comprehensive charge for the Executive Master of Business Administration is $85,000, paid at the rate of $21,250 for four semesters. Nondegree students taking courses on the main campus are charged $1,192 per credit hour.

Student Association Fee—For new students enrolling in Fall 2008 or later, $1.50 per credit hour to a maximum of $22.50 per semester. For students who first enrolled prior to Fall 2008, $1 per credit hour to a maximum of $15 per semester. The fee is nonrefundable.

Voluntary Library Fee—Each semester, the Registration Schedule and Invoice includes a voluntary gift for the University libraries. Check the box labeled “Library Gift Decline” and omit the amount from your payment if you do not wish to include the library gift in your reimbursement to the University.

Continuing Research—All master’s and doctoral students who have completed their required number of credits (including course work and thesis or dissertation research) must register each subsequent fall and spring semester for 1 credit hour of Continuing Research as specified by the regulations of the school concerned.

Additional Course Fees—Some courses carry additional fees, such as laboratory or material fees, charged by semester as indicated in course descriptions. The amount appears in the Schedule of Classes.

Special Fees and Deposits (Nonrefundable)

Application fee $60
Late registration beginning the first day of the semester 80
Registration for continuous enrollment or leave of absence 35
Registration for Virginia campus and off-campus courses 35
Graduation fee 100
Late application for graduation (see Calendar) 35
Late payment fee (see Past Due Accounts, below) 75
Late authorization fee for third-party payment (see Third-PartyPayment, below) 100
Returned check fee, charged a student whose check is improperly drafted, incomplete, or returned by the bank for any reason 35
Elliott School of International Affairs fee (payable over four semesters [fall and spring] at $900 per semester for M.A. candidates and over two semesters [fall and spring] at $1,800 per semester for M.I.P.P.candidates) 3,600
Engineers’ Council fee (charged all SEAS students), per semester 8
English test for international students (when required) 20
Transcript fee 5
Replacement of lost or stolen picture identification card 25
Replacement of diploma 50

Payment of tuition for thesis or dissertation research entitles the candidate, during the period of registration, to the advice and direction of the member of the faculty under whom the thesis or dissertation is to be written. Accepted dissertations and theses are submitted electronically; the student pays a processing fee directly to Proquest/UMI.

Colleges of George Washington University

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

With a rich and diverse curriculum, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences combines the advantages of a small liberal arts institution with opportunities for internships in a stimulating urban environment and for professional education in many fields.  The college is also home to

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The George Washington University Medical Center is committed to improving the health and well-being of our local, national and global communities. Our highly respected medical education program is based on a belief in healing with quality, compassion and innovation.

Law School

The Law School has a broad and diverse curriculum as well as some of the nation’s finest legal scholars. Our students gain excellent analytical, research, writing and advocacy skills that prepare them to join the top ranks in the legal profession.

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Our school offers a high quality education along with the opportunity to be part of Washington, D.C.’s active science and engineering community through unique internships and partnerships with federal agencies and high-tech companies.

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Our Graduate School of Education and Human Development is known for its innovative work in fields ranging from infant special education to human resource development.  We are focused on shaping the future.

School of Business

The School of Business offers an excellent education in business and management. Our international business, finance and entrepreneurship/small business programs are renowned.  The School prides itself on offering students flexibility in their programs of study.

Elliott School of International Affairs

At the Elliott School, our aim is to make our world a better place. Along with renowned faculty, we offer an incomparable location in the heart of Washington, D.C., the most interesting place in the world to study international affairs.

School of Public Health and Health Services

Ours is the only school of public health in the nation’s capital and one of only 39 accredited public health schools in the United States.  Our students come from across the country and around the globe, united by the shared purpose of wanting to make a difference.

College of Professional Studies

We design our courses with the needs of adult learners and working professionals in mind. We offer innovative programs specifically created to prepare our students to excel in the fast-paced, rapidly changing 21st century workplace.  The college is also home to

School of Nursing

The GW School of Nursing is home to a dynamic array of on-campus and online academic programs designed to provide students with the clinical skills needed to provide optimal care as well as the critical thinking and leadership skills needed to strengthen and transform health care systems, settings, policies, and practices.

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