Additional Details for International Students

As an international student applying to the law school, you must be prepared to fund all of your educational and living expenses. You are not eligible for GW Law need-based grants.

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required to qualify for federal loans. If you do qualify as a U.S. or permanent resident, please review our Federal Stafford and GradPLUS loan pages and the Apply for Aid page.  Otherwise, you may borrow commercial, not federal, education loans only if you obtain a credit-worthy U.S. cosigner.

You 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 JD program, or your expected LLM or SJD program, from your own (or your 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 international JD candidates.

You are required to be covered by a health insurance policy.

Non-U.S. law school graduates seeking financial assistance to attend the LL.M. 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 U.S. General website that aids foreign students in calculation of costs and funding options available in the U.S.