Tuition and living expenses information is found on the Office of Student Financial Services website.

 Graduate Program Cost of Attendance Website

McCourt Scholars

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, MIDP, and MS-DSPP students are eligible to be considered for the McCourt Scholars program, and no additional application is required.
  • The Scholar award includes full tuition, mandatory fees, a stipend, and health insurance.

Merit-Based Scholarships

The McCourt School offers merit-based scholarship funding, as well as graduate assistantships.

  • All MPM, MIDP, MS-DSPP, and MPP students are eligible to be considered for merit-based assistance, and no additional application is required.
  • Awards are based on a candidate’s grades, test scores, professional experience, and overall strength of application. 
  • Scholarship notification is sent in the same letter as the admissions notification.
  • Part-time MPP and MPM students may apply for the Bryce Harlow Fellowship program.

McCourt also offers a variety of scholarship opportunities with other organizations. 

**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.

**Scholarship eligibility is contingent on the applicant indicating their affiliation with the partner organization in their application materials.

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.

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.