Financial Aid

 

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Most funding will consist of Graduate Teaching Assistantships and other sources within GW, but we also admit students with outside funding, such as Fulbright or McNair scholarships. For complete information on available fellowships, please visit the GW Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships.

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences also offers several funding opportunities, including Grad2Grad, which is available to recent GW graduates.

 


Master's Program Funding Opportunities

Various funding opportunities are available for talented applicants who apply before February 1.  In addition to merit awards, enrolled students can compete for teaching assistantships and tutoring opportunities when they are available. 

Merit Awards

Merit awards in the form of Dean’s Fellowship Awards (first year only) are given selectively by the CCAS Dean’s Office. Merit awards in the form of McCandlish Fund Tuition Awards are offered selectively by the English Department. 

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are awarded competitively to experienced tutors and teachers to assist professors with the writing component of courses in the Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Program. 

Because MA students in English typically have the language and writing skills required for these salaried GA positions, they have an excellent chance of being selected to serve in these semester-by-semester appointments. These positions also include additional compensated training workshops in writing pedagogy. To indicate your interest, write Gil Huerta in the WID Program, by April 15 and include a copy of your C.V., which clearly states your intended program of study at GW.

Loan Assistance

In addition, the Office of Student Financial Assistance can arrange loans and provide helpful information for admitted students.

Employment

The GW Career Center provides information about Federal Work-Study opportunities, part-time jobs and internships in the Washington, D.C. area that pay a salary. The  Human Resources Office has information about University employment (typically full-time jobs) that includes significant tuition remission for part-time students after completing 90 days of regular employment.

 


PhD Funding Opportunities

It is the policy of the Graduate English Program to attempt to fund all students admitted to the PhD program. Most funding will consist of Graduate Teaching Assistantships and other sources within the University, but we also admit students with outside funding. Some of our funding opportunities include:

In addition to these, we offer competitive grants to students with records of distinguished teaching and research.

For complete information on available fellowships, please consult the GW Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships and the Columbian College Graduate Student Funding page.