Understanding Your Bill

The George Washington University bills by semester according to registration. Statements are available approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the Fall and Spring semesters and approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the Summer semester. An email notification is sent when the bill is ready to view. We do not mail paper statements; all billing is done electronically through the Student Account eBill.

Students always have access to their eBill and Student Account status through GWeb. Students are strongly encouraged to check their Student Account regularly to ensure that the account is in good standing. Students can add Authorized Users (e.g., a parent, relative, spouse, etc.) so they may also review account activity and/or make online payments.


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.