GW Employee Tuition Benefits

GW employees and their families may be eligible for tuition remission benefits.  Once tuition remission has been approved by Benefits Administration, the Student Accounts Office will post the amount to the student account as a payment.


Applying for Tuition Remission

All students (employee, spouse, domestic partner, child, and affiliated employees and their eligible dependents) must follow normal university and registration procedures to enroll for classes and then submit the tuition remission application. The tuition remission benefit is not issued to students who have not been admitted and/or completed course registration. The tuition remission application must be submitted for each student and each semester they wish to request the benefit.

The online tuition remission application is available to university employees, their spouses/domestic partners, dependents and retirees of the university. The paper tuition remission application is required for all other groups: dependents of retirees, affiliates, dependents of deceased employees.  The paper application and other important tuition remission benefit information, including potential tax obligation, can be found on the Benefits Administration website.

NOTE:  Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) employees need to contact their HR office at 202-741-3360 for instructions and where to obtain their educational benefit application. MFA application procedures and documents are independent from the university's.

Online and paper applications Acceptance Dates:              

Spring Semester: October 3 through February 1
Summer Semester April 14 through June 15
Fall Semester: June 18 through October 1

Tuition Benefits and Other GW Aid

All university awards - including GW-funded scholarships, fellowships and grants - cannot be accepted in conjunction with payments received through the GW tuition remission benefit. Exceptions may apply to students who meet eligibility for need-based awards as determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at (202) 994-6620 or [email protected] for further information. Be sure to disclose the GW tuition remission benefit when applying for financial aid.

Employment Termination

If an employee receiving tuition benefits terminates employment with the university prior to the end of the semester in which the benefit is applied, the amount of the benefit will be prorated by the Student Accounts Office.