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. 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 code is 001445.
Please note: To be eligible for Federal Student Aid, students must be enrolled at least half-time (half-time enrollment varies by program and by term). Please note: Non-Degree/Provisional students are not eligible for Federal Student 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.