Understanding Your Bill


GW sends a notification via email to your @gwu.edu email account when a bill is ready to view. We do not mail paper statements; all billing is done electronically through the Student Account eBill. It is your responsibility to check your @gwu.edu email address for notifications, or set up an alternate email in eBill to receive your notifications. GW prepares invoices approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the Fall and Spring semesters and approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the Summer semester. After the start of the semester, statements are sent mid-month for students with non-zero balances. All bills are available in Student Account eBill for up to two years after you separate from the university. You can also view an on-demand statement at any time in Student Account eBill.


Due Dates

Payment for each term is due on the first day of the semester, on the main campus, or upon registration for any courses added after the first day. If an outstanding balance remains after the start of the semester, a monthly statement including late payment fees and finance charges will be sent. This statement will have a new due date. Please remit payment by this date to avoid additional late payment fees and finance charges.

Please note: Payment for each semester is due by the first day of the semester, according to the academic calendar for the main campus. Some programs may have different term or session start dates, however payment is still due by the first day of the semester according to the main campus schedule. Your billing statement will include the billing due date.


Late Payment

Failure to meet payment deadlines will result in a late fees, finance charges and/or a financial hold. The hold will remain on the account until the balance is paid in full. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that payment arrangements are made in a timely manner. 


Financial Hold

A financial hold can be placed on a student's account for a variety of reasons. The Student Accounts Office applies financial holds for outstanding balances and returned checks. Administrative holds will also be placed for invalid addresses.