No, Schar School Graduate Admissions does not offer graduate assistantships or full-tuition scholarships at the master’s level at the time of admission from the Schar School.
Yes, just note that you would like to be considered for funding in your application. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not able to do so.
No. There is no minimum credit load to qualify for your scholarship, but any unused scholarship amount in each semester is nonrefundable and forfeited.
Scholarships are disbursed every January and August, just before the beginning of the semester. Schar School awards will not appear in your Financial Aid portal.
No, all admissions awards are for tuition expenses only. Any unused amount in each semester is forfeited.
Yes! Your scholarship can be applied toward Schar School study abroad tuition, but not toward fees.
Billing, Tuition, and Payment
Yes. Payment plans range from two to five payments and are set up through Student Accounts. Learn more about payment plans.
International students on F1 or J1 visas are considered out-of-state students.
Yes, students that are on nonstudent visas (ex: A1, H1), can be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Please see the residency website for more information. Students on a nonstudent (A1, H1, etc.) visa who are domiciled in D.C. or Maryland can be eligible for the DMV Regional Pricing Policy.
The nonrefundable enrollment deposit is $300. This amount is credited toward your first semester’s tuition. You must accept admission and submit your enrollment deposit to be eligible to register for classes.
Most Schar School programs are GI Bill eligible. View a full list of eligible programs.
This is a Schar School-specific tuition rate for master's, certificate, and nondegree students whereby D.C. and Maryland residents are assessed a regional tuition rate equivalent to the in-state tuition rate. Students receiving regional pricing are not eligible for Schar School admissions awards. Read more about this pricing.
Yes, if you are eligible for FASFA, you are welcome to use it toward our master's programs. Certificate and nondegree are not eligible for FASFA. If you have any FASFA questions, please reach out to our Financial Aid office at 703-993-2000. Apply for FASFA .