Financing your Degree
Georgetown’s Office of Student Financial Services accepts financial aid applications from graduate students throughout the academic year. However, if you are a prospective student, to ensure that you receive information about your eligibility for financial aid when you receive your admission decision, you should apply for aid at the same time that you apply to Nursing@Georgetown. Students must reapply for financial aid each year they intend to enroll at Georgetown.
Applying for Financial Aid
We encourage you to apply for financial aid in conjunction with your admissions application. To be considered, you must complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Georgetown Graduate Supplemental Form. For more detailed information and instructions on how to complete these forms, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services Web site.
Your Financial Aid Offer
Typically it takes three weeks for a financial aid application to be processed by the federal government and reviewed by Georgetown University in order to determine a graduate student’s eligibility for need-based financial aid. Check your e-mail regularly for notices regarding your financial aid.
Your financial aid offer includes information on the following:
- The total cost of attendance for the academic year (tuition, fees, living expenses)
- The amount of aid offered for the academic year, including outside resources and loans
- Instructions on how to complete the Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS loan processes and how to obtain your loan proceeds
Please note the following:
- Remember that your financial aid award notification is not your tuition bill. You will receive a separate electronic billing statement from the GU Office of Student Accounts.
- Students enrolling for the first time in spring 2011 will also need to apply for financial aid for the 2011-2012 academic year to fund the latter part of your program.
- The total cost of attendance on your offer letter assumes you wish to borrow for living expenses. You may wish to forego borrowing to cover those expenses. Contact your financial aid advisor for more information.
If you are a veteran, visit the Veteran Resources Web site for more information about educational benefits and support programs, including the Yellow Ribbon Program.