Federal Student Aid
Students in the School of Continuing Studies are registered with Georgetown University's Financial Aid Office and may be eligible for federal tuition assistance. To determine eligibility for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students should also complete and submit the SCS Supplemental Form for Financial Aid in addition to the FAFSA.
Please note: To be eligible, students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits per semester). Students can complete this form any time after January 1 for the upcoming year; the priority deadline is April 15. Georgetown's Federal Student Aid school code is 001445. Please note: Non-Degree students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Federal Direct Loan Program
Federal Direct Loan Program loans are government-sponsored low-interest loans available to eligible students directly from the U.S. Department of Education at participating schools. There are two types of Federal Direct Loans: subsidized loans and unsubsidized loans.
Interest rates for loans change once a year on July 1. Current loan rates and other helpful information on Stafford Loans can be found on the Federal Student Aid Web site.
The federal government pays the interest accruing on a subsidized loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Under the unsubsidized loan program, interest accrual begins at disbursement and may be paid as it accrues or is capitalized. Repayment of principal and interest begins six months after a student's last enrollment on at least a half-time basis.
Federal Pell Grants (Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree candidates only)
Federal Pell Grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to first-degree undergraduate students who are determined to have great financial need. The amount of each individual grant award depends on program funding and the student's eligibility and enrollment status. Students apply for the Federal Pell Grant by completing the Federal Student Aid form.
Because of limited funding and programs' special tuition rates, Georgetown does not offer scholarships to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Doctor of Liberal Studies, or Master of Professional Studies degree programs.
The School of Continuing Studies also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for U.S. veterans.
Helpful Financial Aid Web Sites
- Georgetown University Office of Student Financial Services
- Georgetown University Office of Student Financial Services School of Continuing Studies
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Department of Education's Student Aid
- Scholarship Search Engine Fastweb
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies:
Osher Reentry Scholarships - dedicated to new, incoming students.
Walter Ciszek Scholarships - dedicated to existing students in the BALS program.
LaFarge Scholarships - dedicated to transfer students from Northern Virginia Community College and Price George's Community College.
Executive MPS in Emergency & Disaster Management:
AmeriCorps Segal Award - Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies will match a single year's worth of a Segal Award for students enrolled in the Executive MPS in Emergency & Disaster Management, or a total of up to $5,500. The Emergency & Disaster Management Program is broken into 5 modules and Georgetown's contribution must be broken into 5 parts and applied to each module for a total of up to $1,100 per module.
Students can apply to the School of Continuing Studies using our Apply Yourself online application.
After creating an account, please complete your personal information and select the program to which you are applying. After completing the required program information, add your recommendation information. Once that is completed, pay the application fee and submit your application.
Except for official transcripts, all required documents and items can be submitted online through our Apply Yourself application system.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. The earlier students apply and submit all required documentation, the earlier they will be notified of an admissions decision.
Tips for Applying
1. Apply early for the semester you wish to enroll. You do not need to wait until the official published deadline.
2. Check your status by contacting the Office of Admissions or via your online application.
3. Focus your essay on goals, accomplishments and how this degree/program will benefit you.
4. Showcase a balance of your academic and professional skills as well as your motivation and dedication to succeed. Presenting these characteristics in your application will make you a stronger applicant.
School of Continuing Studies
Office of Admissions
640 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001