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Academic Support Services

The George Washington University encourages graduate students to take advantage of a full array of support services throughout their programs of study.

You’ll find service descriptions as well as contact information for key offices and organizations in The Graduate Resource Guide, which is provided to all new graduate students before their first semester begins. Other key resources:

  • Your academic department and faculty adviser will be your first point of contact for information and support. Together with staff and administrators in your school’s Office of the Dean, they will work with you to answer questions about academic policies and procedures, resolve any problems and direct you to specialized services.

Financial Services

Students admitted to a GW graduate degree or approved certificate program can learn about federal Stafford Loans, Graduate PLUS loans and alternative loans through our Office of Student Financial Assistance. 

Learn more about the types of funding and assistance for graduate students

Disability Support Services

GW ensures that students with disabilities may participate fully in university life, derive the greatest benefit from their educational experiences and achieve maximum persona success.

Learn more about Disability Support Services.

Career and Employment Services

The GW Career Center provides career and employment resources—including the GWork job listing service—to graduate students in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Media and Public Affairs and the School of Education and Human Development. The School of Business, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Elliott School of International Affairs, Law School, Graduate School of Political Management, School of Public Health and Health Services, School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and College of Professional Studies each provide school-based career services to graduate students.

Learn more about the GW Career Center.  

Safety and Security

GW is committed to helping all members of our community provide for their own safety and security. From the strategic placement of blue-light emergency phones on campus to emergency medical response, transportation services and victim assistance, GW works to maintain and enhance the safety and security of our campuses.

Learn more about safety and security