Financial Aid

GW Nursing awarded more than $1 million in scholarships funded by strategic partners in the past academic year.

Partnership and Scholarship Opportunities

GW Hospital Nursing Scholars Program

The GW Hospital Nursing Scholars Program is the result of a partnership with the George Washington University Hospital. This program offers 50% tuition support to ABSN/VBSN students with the promise of 36-month employment and professional growth at George Washington University Hospital.  RN-BSN students who work as an RN at GW Hospital will have 100% of the tuition covered.

Washington Squared

The Washington Squared (W2) Program is a partnership with the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The W2 program offers 50% tuition support to ABSN/VBSN students with the promise of 36-month employment and professional growth at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Washington Squared Plus

The Washington Squared (W2) Plus Program is a partnership with the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The W2 Plus program offers 50% tuition support to MWHC employees pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management (NLM), and/or a Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive Leadership (DNL-EL) Degree.

The William and Joanne Conway Transitioning Warrior Nursing Scholars Initiative

The William and Joanne Conway Transitioning Warrior Nursing Scholars Initiative is offered each semester to up to five new students in the incoming Veterans to BSN (VBSN) cohort. Selected recipients will receive funding totaling 50% of the cost of tuition to be used towards tuition or received as a stipend divided across the first four semesters of study.  We encourage all veterans who meet the criteria to apply: Applications are available here.

Merit-based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships may be offered to high-achieving students at the time of admission for assistance with tuition. These awards are based upon fund availability and do not require a specific student request.

Need-based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships may be offered to students who demonstrate a high financial need. In order to be considered for these awards, students must submit a FAFSA for each academic year that they plan to be enrolled.

James M. Johnston Trust

Last year we awarded $65,000 of the James M. Johnston Trust Award to eligible students who submitted a FAFSA and had a low expected family contribution (EFC). Students were awarded between $3,500 and $7,500. This award is typically awarded to continuing students. Yearly award determinations are based on fund availability.

Helene Fuld Trust

Last year we awarded $60,000 of the Helene Fuld Trust to eligible students who submitted a FAFSA and had a low expected family contribution (EFC). Students were awarded between $5,000 and $10,000. This award is typically awarded to continuing students. Yearly award determinations are based on fund availability.

Endowed Scholarships and Awards

The Pam and Joe Jeffries Innovation Award

Dean Pamela Jeffries and her husband, Joe Jeffries, established this annual award to support students enrolled in the doctoral program. Qualified students should demonstrate innovation and incorporate technology in nursing practice or education that will impact the culture of health, patient, communities and/or nursing faculty or students.

Dawson Scholars

The Dawson family created an endowment to honor Dr. Ellen Dawson’s lasting contributions to the school. Dr. Dawson's leadership and creativity in her prior role as Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs led to the creation of several programs, including the RN to BSN. It was their wish to provide tuition support to one or more outstanding students with unmet financial need.  This award is typically awarded to continuing students seeking their MSN degree in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwifery programs. Yearly award determinations are based on fund availability.

Johnson-Pawlson Scholarship

GW Nursing Founding Dean Jean Johnson, Dr. Greg Pawlson, a former faculty member, and their daughters, who are GW alumni, contributed to endowment funds for this scholarship. This award is for Accelerated BSN students who demonstrate a special interest in patient safety and quality. Yearly award determinations are based on fund availability.

Founding Faculty Award

The Founding Faculty Award is for both undergraduate and graduate students in alternating years, beginning with graduate students in 2019. The scholarship will provide an award to assist one student per year in their academic pursuits, but is based on fund availability.

Funding for Military and Veterans

Our military and veterans are a valuable resource to our country, and GW values their service. At GW Nursing, we provide the best educational experience and resources for our military and veterans.

The Office of Military and Veteran Student Services helps students understand the benefits available to them, assists students in taking the proper steps to receive those benefits, and acts as a liaison between students and other offices.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Since 2009, GW has been a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the G.I. Bill® that provides assistance with educational expenses. For more information on the program and application instructions, please contact the Office of Military and Veteran Services.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Peace Corps / Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

The George Washington University School of Nursing (GW Nursing) offers Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) 25% tuition support and an outstanding opportunity to build on their skills and education for a new career in nursing.  RPCVs are uniquely positioned to make an immediate positive contribution to direct patient care, community health, health care policy, and leadership, both locally and globally. Learn more about the Peace Corps/Paul D. Coverdell Fellow Program.

Federal Financial Aid and Loans

We understand that pursuing your educational goals can be a substantial financial commitment, which is why we offer assistance with exploring your financial aid options. Learn more about the options through the Student Service Hub or access personalized financial aid information through GWeb. (GWeb is for current students only, as it requires a GWid to log in.)

Office of Financial Aid

GW’s Office of Student Financial Assistance administers financial aid to both undergraduate and graduate students. In conjunction with GW Nursing, they assist students with applying for loans, calculating the cost of attendance, determining eligibility for financial aid, and completing the FAFSA or GW Loan Questionnaire.