George Mason University

Financial Aid

As one of the best values in education, Mason provides an affordable and wise college choice, offering academic quality, opportunities for top tier internships, and applied knowledge and skills that will assist you beyond graduation. A college degree is one of the most valuable investments you can make, and your return on investment is demonstrated by the success of our alumni. Mason alumni have the lowest student loan default rate in the Commonwealth of Virginia. So invest wisely--invest in yourself.

Many Mason students receive some kind of financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, work-study employment, or loans.

To assist you with the financial aid process, Mason’s Office of Student Financial Aid has a team of dedicated professionals available to help you and your family. The Financial Aid staff will work with you annually as you re-apply for financial assistance each year you attend Mason.

If you’re interested in applying for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the federal processor by March 1 of every year. It’s best to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 because some fund types are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information on financial aid at Mason, call 703-993-2353.

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