George Mason University

Mason Graduate Online

Information contained in this portion of our website pertains only to graduate students in the fully online programs taught in 8 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:  or:


For information on how to apply for aid please see 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 2017-18:

Spring Semester Start Date:         Monday January 8, 2018

Spring Semester End Date:           Monday April 30, 2018                  

The first 8 week module will run from 1/13/20 to 3/8/20. The second 8 week module will run from 3/6/18 to 4/30/18.

Summer Semester Start Date:    Monday May 7, 2018

Summer Semester End Date:      Saturday August 25, 2018

The first 8 week module will run from 5/7/18 to 7/1/18. The second 8 week module will run from 7/2/18 to 8/25/18.

If you have applied for aid and received notification of your eligibility, your spring semester aid will disburse January 12, 2018 for the spring semester and 5/11/18 for the summer semester.  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: