Tuition Exchange and Benefits


Students fortunate enough to have access to tuition benefits should note that those benefits will need to be incorporated into the award being offered to the student (refer to Outside Resources Policy).  GW Employee Benefits or Tuition Exchange cannot be combined with the GW Family Grant or Merit Awards.  In cases where a student is offered multiple awards which cannot be combined, the student will receive the largest award.

The GW Family Grant, Merit Awards and University and Alumni Award can be used only towards tuition expenses.

Other external tuition awards or benefits may be combined with these grants or scholarships up to the cost of tuition. If the external tuition award and the award exceed the total cost of tuition, the GW award will be adjusted.

Tuition Benefits

GW Employees eligible for tuition remission benefits should refer to http://www.gwu.edu/tuition for more information.

Non-GW employees eligible to transfer benefits as payment towards tuition charges at GW should consult with their HR office. If your employer needs to make Third Party Payments, refer to  the Student Accounts Office website.

Tuition Exchange

The following information is provided regarding the use of Tuition Exchange benefits at GW. GW employees looking for information on applying for Tuition Exchange at another University should refer to the HR website.

The student / parent must follow the guidelines of the home institution to apply for participation in the Tuition Exchange program.  The selection process for at GW is highly competitive; on an annual basis we receive up to 200 applications. Our review process will evaluate each applicant’s previous academic performance.  To receive full consideration, please note the application deadline.

Application Deadlines:  

Prospective Freshmen:  March 1st
Currently Enrolled and Transfer Students:  May 1st

The result of the Tuition Exchange selection process will be announced around April 1st for Freshman applicants and June 1st for Currently Enrolled and Transfer applicants.

The total amount of the scholarship will vary depending on which fixed tuition rate the student is being assessed. The amount will be approximately 70% of the annual tuition charged.

Each scholarship is awarded for a maximum of four academic years (eight semesters) of full-time study in an undergraduate program.  Eligible students will receive fewer semesters as required to complete the baccalaureate degree, if they enter the Tuition Exchange program as a transfer or  awarded the scholarship as a currently enrolled student.

If you are eligible for a merit award or scholarship, it is important to note that University policy does not allow the stacking of the Tuition Exchange Scholarship in addition to merit awards or scholarships. If you have been selected to receive a merit award as well as Tuition Exchange, you will only receive the larger of the two awards.

Tuition Exchange Scholarships do not cover graduate study, intersession courses or summer school.

Renewal of the Tuition Exchange Scholarship each year requires that the student maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and full-time enrollment status in an undergraduate degree program. Besides meeting the GW requirements the student and/or the student’s parent must also maintain the eligibility criteria outlined by their home institution.

If finances are a concern and since the program is limited in the number of recipients, we encourage all Tuition Exchange applicants to apply for need based financial assistance.  For more information regarding the application process for need-based assistance please refer to the Applying section of our website.

For more information about the Tuition Exchange program in general, please see their website at www.tuitionexchange.org.


Students fortunate enough to have access to tuition benefits should note that those benefits will need to be incorporated into the award being offered to the student (refer to Outside Resources Policy).  GW Employee Benefits or Tuition Exchange cannot be combined with a Guaranteed Award including GW Guaranteed Grant, GW Family Grant, Merit Awards or the Board of Trustees Scholarship.  In cases where a student is offered multiple awards which cannot be combined, the student will receive the largest award.

The GW Family Grant, GW Guaranteed Grant, Board of Trustees Scholarship, Merit Awards and University and Alumni Award can be used only towards tuition expenses.

Other external tuition awards or benefits may be combined with these grants or scholarships up to the cost of tuition. If the external tuition award and the award exceed the total cost of tuition, the GW award will be adjusted.

Tuition Benefits

GW Employees eligible for tuition remission benefits should refer to http://www.gwu.edu/tuition for more information.

Non-GW employees eligible to transfer benefits as payment towards tuition charges at GW should consult with their HR office. If your employer needs to make Third Party Payments, refer to  the Student Accounts Office website.

Tuition Exchange

The following information is provided regarding the use of Tuition Exchange benefits at GW. GW employees looking for information on applying for Tuition Exchange at another University should refer to the HR website.

The student / parent must follow the guidelines of the home institution to apply for participation in the Tuition Exchange program.  The selection process for at GW is highly competitive; on an annual basis we receive up to 200 applications. Our review process will evaluate each applicant’s previous academic performance.  To receive full consideration, please note the application deadline.

Application Deadlines:  

Prospective Freshmen:  March 1st
Currently Enrolled and Transfer Students:  May 1st

The result of the Tuition Exchange selection process will be announced around April 1st for Freshman applicants and June 1st for Currently Enrolled and Transfer applicants.

The total amount of the scholarship will vary depending on which fixed tuition rate the student is being assessed. The amount will be approximately 70% of the annual tuition charged.

Each scholarship is awarded for a maximum of four academic years (eight semesters) of full-time study in an undergraduate program.  Eligible students will receive fewer semesters as required to complete the baccalaureate degree, if they enter the Tuition Exchange program as a transfer or  awarded the scholarship as a currently enrolled student.

If you are eligible for a merit or guaranteed scholarship/grant, it is important to note that University policy does not allow the stacking of the Tuition Exchange Scholarship in addition to merit or guaranteed scholarship/grants. If you have been selected to receive another merit or guaranteed scholarship/grant as well as Tuition Exchange, you will only receive the larger of the two awards.

Tuition Exchange Scholarships do not cover graduate study, intersession courses or summer school.

Renewal of the Tuition Exchange Scholarship each year requires that the student maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and full-time enrollment status in an undergraduate degree program. Besides meeting the GW requirements the student and/or the student’s parent must also maintain the eligibility criteria outlined by their home institution.

If finances are a concern and since the program is limited in the number of recipients, we encourage all Tuition Exchange applicants to apply for need based financial assistance.  For more information regarding the application process for need-based assistance please refer to the Applying section of our website.

For more information about the Tuition Exchange program in general, please see their website at www.tuitionexchange.org.


Tuition Benefits

The University offers faculty, staff and research personnel in a benefit-eligible position (both full- and part-time) an outstanding benefit that covers a portion of tuition expenses. The tuition benefit is available to employees enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, as well as non-degree-seeking employees. Under the benefit, up to 90 percent of tuition and expenses are paid, with no repayment obligation, for eligible employees.  Furthermore, spouses, domestic partners and dependent children also receive substantial remission coverage, which increases with tenure. For additional information, please contact the GW Benefits Call Center at 888-4GWUBEN (449-8236), Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EST.

Tuition Exchange

Graduate students do not qualify for the Tuition Exchange Program.