Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and living expenses information can be found on the Office of Student Financial Services website. Please view their site for the most up-to-date information on the cost of attendance for Georgetown University’s graduate programs.Back to Top
The McCourt School offers merit-based scholarship funding. All MPP, MPM, MIDP, and MS-DSPP admitted students (including part-time students) are eligible to be considered for merit-based assistance as long as they submit their application by the Early Action (December 1) or Priority (January 15) deadlines. To be considered, simply answer “yes” when asked in the application if you wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships.
- Awards are based on a candidate’s grades, test scores, professional and lived experience, community service/volunteerism, and overall strength of application.
- Scholarship notification is sent in the same letter as the admissions notification.
- Part-time MPP and MPM students may also apply for the Bryce Harlow Fellowship program.
The McCourt Scholars are a select group of promising future policy makers and scholars whose background, experience, and academic excellence qualify them for this prestigious award. Each year, five incoming students are nominated as McCourt Scholars based on the strength of their applications to the McCourt School.
- All full-time MPP, MPM, MIDP, and MS-DSPP who apply by the December 1 or January 15 deadline are eligible to be considered for the McCourt Scholars program. Although no additional application is required, candidates in consideration for the McCourt Scholarship will be contacted and interviewed by a select committee.
- The Scholar award includes full tuition, mandatory fees, a stipend, and health insurance.
The Howard Scholar
This scholarship, open to degree-seeking students and alumni from Howard University, began in Fall 2021. Each year, one qualified candidate will receive a full tuition scholarship to attend one of the following McCourt School degree programs: MIDP, MPM, MPP (full time or Evening Program) or MS-DSPP. Applicants need to apply through the regular application process by either of our early deadlines (December 1 or January 15) to be considered.Back to Top
Graduate and Research Assistantships
Graduate Assistants (GAs) will support McCourt School staff typically in an administrative capacity for approximately 10-15 hours per week and are paid hourly. All students (including international students) may apply for graduate assistant positions in late August. McCourt hires approximately 15-20 GAs per year.
Research Assistants (RAs) will support tenure-line McCourt School faculty in their research for approximately 10 hours per week and are paid hourly. Several of McCourt’s Research Centers hire RAs throughout the academic year and the summer. All students (including international students) may apply for research assistant positions in late August. McCourt hires approximately 30-40 RAs per year.
McCourt hires returning students and alumni as Teaching Assistants (TAs) for the academic year to help support faculty and students in the quantitative, economics, and data science courses. The time commitment is approximately 8-11 hours per week, and TAs are expected to hold office hours, answer questions, conduct recitations, grade assignments, and/or provide other support for faculty and students. Applications are collected during the summer after the 1st year; McCourt hires approximately 60 TAs per year.
McCourt School Leadership Fellows
The McCourt School Leadership Fellows Program, a new year-long program to develop the leadership potential of outstanding second-year McCourt students. The 25 selected Leadership Fellows will take part in intensive training workshops in coaching and team-building during the summer. In the fall, Fellows will apply their skills to help incoming McCourt students and develop their own potential through community-building and individual identity exploration exercises. Throughout the year they will continue their personal development and build coaching skills through cohort-activities and continued engagement as they plan and lead activities for the McCourt community. Students will be able to apply in March to serve as a Fellow for the following year.Back to Top
McCourt Affiliated Scholarships
McCourt also offers a variety of scholarship opportunities with other organizations.
- Admitted Truman Scholars will receive a minimum $15,000 matching scholarship award from McCourt
- Up to 10 Admitted Fulbright Scholars will receive a $5,000 minimum scholarship award from McCourt
- Admitted Americorps Segal Education Award recipients will receive a minimum of a 100% matching scholarship award from McCourt if the Segal Education Award is applied to McCourt’s tuition
- Admitted Payne Fellows admitted to the Master in Public Policy, Master in International Development Policy, and Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy programs will receive a minimum $25,000 scholarship award from McCourt
- Up to 5 Admitted Rangel Fellows admitted to the Master in Public Policy, Master in International Development Policy, and Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy programs will receive a minimum of $15,000 scholarship award from McCourt
- Admitted Pickering Fellows admitted to the Master in Public Policy or Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy programs will receive a minimum $15,000 scholarship award from McCourt
- Admitted Former Jesuit Volunteer Corps Members will receive a $3,000 minimum scholarship award from McCourt
- All Admitted Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellows and participants in McCourt’s Public Service Weekend will be considered for a minimum scholarship award of $18,000 from McCourt
- Between 1 and 5 admitted COLFUTURO scholarship recipients will receive a minimum scholarship award of $15,000 from McCourt
- Up to 2 admitted Bonner Scholars or Bonner Leaders will receive a $25,000 minimum scholarship award from McCourt
- Up to 2 admitted NYPD Scholarship recipients will receive a $20,000 scholarship award for the full-time MPM program at McCourt; to be considered for this award, NYPD applicants must apply no later than the January 15 application deadline.
- Admitted Lead For America Fellows will receive a minimum scholarship award of $18,000 from McCourt.
- Colin McCollester Mission Fund recipients will receive a $2,500 stipend to participate in an international internship or short term study abroad program during the Summer or Fall.
**Please note, all scholarship awards are guaranteed for the student’s first year of study. Scholarships awarded for the first year of study are renewable at the same amount for the second year of study contingent on satisfactory academic progress. Students in the dual-degree programs will get a maximum of two years of merit funding from McCourt for coursework that pertains to the MPP degree.
**Scholarship eligibility is contingent on the applicant indicating their affiliation with the partner organization in their application materials.Back to Top
GU Need-Based Assistance
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.Back to Top
External Scholarship, Fellowship, and Loan Opportunities
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.Back to Top