Cost, Aid, and Assistance

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and living expenses information can be found on the Office of Revenue and Receivables website. Please view their site for the most up-to-date information on the cost of attendance for Georgetown University’s graduate programs.

Scholarships and Assistantships

The McCourt School offers a variety of different scholarships, assistantships, and award opportunities for both admitted and returning students. Opportunities for McCourt students may include tuition scholarships, paid hourly positions, and/or non-service stipends or other awards.

Benefits for Veterans

Student veterans and current members of the United States military (and their dependents) are eligible to apply for merit-based scholarships if needed and are also encouraged to reach out to with any questions regarding their eligibility for military educational benefits.

Loans and Financial Aid

Need-based federal loan and employment aid programs are administered by Georgetown’s Office of Student Financial Services . Some programs are available only to U.S. citizens. International students should visit GU Resources for International Students , which describes loans, employment and other financing options. International students can also find funding and scholarship information on the Admissions International Applicants webpage.

External Scholarships and Fellowships

Many organizations offer grant and scholarship awards based on financial need, academic merit and/or other criteria such as ethnic background, residency or employment affiliation. Feel free to review our list of some external scholarships and fellowships that may be relevant for McCourt School students. The list includes some scholarship and fellowship opportunities that our students have participated in or that are relevant to The McCourt School’s fields of study. Please keep in mind that the list is not comprehensive and is meant to assist our students in finding outside funding sources.

Georgetown’s Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards

Georgetown’s Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards is responsible for promoting external grant opportunities, proposal development services, and oversight of external grants and fellowships awarded to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on the Main and Medical campuses at Georgetown. We also offer special information sessions, grant-writing workshops, program-specific presentations, and other events of potential interest to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Please see our list of potential External Funding For Master’s Students opportunities and sign up to receive our email newsletter.

Bryce Harlow Fellowship Program

The Bryce Harlow Fellowship program accepts applications from individuals who work full-time and undertake part-time graduate level studies in public policy, law, and business.

Herbert Roback Scholarship

The National Academy of Public Administration annually awards one Herbert Roback Scholarship of up to ,500 to a graduate student currently enrolled, or admitted for enrollment, in a full-time accredited master’s degree program in public administration, public and international affairs, public policy and/or political science. McCourt is allowed to nominate up to 2 students to compete at the university-level. Applications are typically due at the end of April. Please contact Director of Strategic Initiatives Leslie Evertz for more information.

Israeli Policy Fellowship

Israeli students who have received a formal offer of admission to any two-year masters program or the MPM program at the McCourt School of Public Policy can apply to the Israeli Policy Fellowship . The Fellowship will be given to 2 incoming students and offers a tuition subsidy of ,000 per year for two years (one for MPM students) as well as training and mentorship from Israeli public policy alumni. During their time on campus, Fellows are responsible for leading Israel-related activities with the goal of sharing with their classmates an authentic, balanced, nuanced, and informed view of Israel. Fellows are expected to demonstrate leadership in existing Israel-related activities on campus and to generate new opportunities for Israel engagement.

List of External Scholarships

In addition, we have compiled a list of external scholarships that students can pursue:

Note, Georgetown University (and the McCourt School of Public Policy) does not endorse, monitor, promote, or otherwise take responsibility for the scholarships, fellowships, loans, or databases offered on these lists, nor for the organizations that provide them. Students are not required to use any of the resources listed.