New International Students

http://www.studying-in-us.org/Students applying to the Law School must be prepared to fund all of their educational and living expenses. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required to qualify for federal loans; international students may borrow private, commercial education loans if they obtain a credit-worthy U.S. cosigner. International students are not eligible for GW Law need-based grants.

International students will need to provide a statement of adequate funding in the amount of the Cost of Attendance in U.S. dollars for each year of the three-year, full-time J.D. program from their own (or their sponsor’s) funds to cover educational and living expenses. The Law School does not provide need-based tuition grants, tuition waivers, or graduate teaching assistantships to J.D. candidates.  Please note that international students are required to have a health insurance policy.

Non-U.S. law school graduates seeking financial assistance to attend the LLM program should contact the International Graduate Programs Office for more information. 202.994.7242 or igpo@law.gwu.edu.

Online Resources

Many organizations provide websites with information on studying in the U.S., financing, and more, including:

  • Foreign Born General information site for students entering and living in the U.S.
      • Aetna Student Health All international students on a J-1 and F-1 visa will be automatically enrolled in the university's health plan which provides comprehensive coverage.
        • Rotary International Rotary International is a global organization geared toward community services that sponsors opportunities for foreign students
          • Studyabroad.com Resource for study abroad information
            • Study In US General website that aids foreign students in calculation of costs and funding options available in the U.S.

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