George Mason University


Financial Aid

George Mason University staff and student discussing 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 one of the lowest student loan default rates 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 January 15, or March 1 for transfer students.  For more information, please visit How to Apply for Financial Aid.

Contact Us

Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid’s primary form of communication with students is via the student’s Mason email address. Please be sure to monitor your Mason email account regularly for important information, requests and notifications regarding your financial aid.



Phone: (703) 993-2353
Fax: (703) 993-2350

Office Location and Hours

The OSFA is located in Student Union Building 1 on the first floor (suite 1100).

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In-person and other virtual services are provided by the Mason Student Services Center. Please visit https://mssc.​gmu.​edu/ for more information.

Mailing Address

Office of Student Financial Aid
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
MS 3B5
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444


You may submit your documents/forms via mail, fax, or remotely through the Mason Student Service Center’s secure document submission process. Information on how to submit forms online can be found here:

Citizenship documents must be submitted by the student in-person at the OSFA. If you are unable to appear in-person, please refer to our citizenship document requirements:

After submitting your documents, please allow a minimum of 7-10 business days for processing. If any additional documentation is still required from you, you will receive an email from the OSFA.

Please do not email sensitive information such as tax returns, social security numbers or other personally identifiable information. Instead, use the secure document submission process, fax to 703-993-2350, or mail to:
Office of Student Financial Aid, 4400 University Drive, 3B5, Fairfax, VA 22030.

FSA Student Loan Ombudsman Group Contact Information

Web: http//
Phone: 877-557-2575
Fax: 606-396-4821
Mail: FSA Ombudsman Group
P.O. Box 1843
Monticello, KY 42633

Federal Student Aid Complaint Website

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