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Information contained in this portion of our website pertains only to graduate students in the fully online programs taught in 8 or 7.5 week modules. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at Mason taking other online classes, please visit the following links for information about applying for aid: 

https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/types-students  or:

https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/how-apply-for-financial-aid
 

FULLY ONLINE GRADUATE PROGRAMS TAUGHT IN 8 WEEK MODULES

For information on how to apply for aid please see https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/how-apply-for-financial-aid. For the spring and summer semesters of the 2019-2020 year, you will need to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). For the 2020-2021 year (beginning with fall semester 2020) you will need to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Mason’s school code is 003749.

 

Students in fully on line programs taught in 8 week modules will follow the following calendar for 2019-2020:

Spring Semester Start Date:         January 6th, 2020

Spring Semester End Date:           March 1st, 2020  

Summer Semester Start Date:       April 27th, 2020

Summer Semester End Date:         June 21st, 2020

  

Students in fully on line programs taught in 7.5 week modules will follow the following calendar for 2019-2020:

Spring Semester Start Date:         January 15th, 2020

Spring Semester End Date:           March 6th, 2020  

Summer Semester Start Date:       May 18th, 2020

Summer Semester End Date:         July 14th, 2020

If you have applied for aid and received notification of your eligibility, your aid will disburse 5 days after your semester start date.  You must begin participation in your class in order for your aid to disburse, and you must be registered for a minimum of 4.5 credits for each semester. You can view your aid eligibility or any outstanding documents we need on your PatriotWeb account: https://patriotweb.gmu.edu/.