Finances and Scholarship

Finances and Scholarship

Tuition and Housing Charges

Students will pay their normal (in-state or out-of-state) tuition. There is only one Gateway housing fee charged for the spring semester; students do not pay an additional housing fee for Fairfax campus housing.

Current Gateway Housing Fee: $3,400

Applies to all locations. Some locations will assess an additional fee for a mandatory meal plan.

Financial Aid can be used for the Global Gateway program. In addition, students will receive a scholarship for this program (FAFSA required).


Global Gateway Finances


Global Gateway Scholarship

  • All Global Gateway participants receive this scholarship.
  • There is no application. The scholarship is automatically added to the spring Mason tuition bill.
  • The scholarship for in-state and international students is set at $1,000.
  • The scholarship for out-of-state students ranges between $1,000 and $4,000. Out-of-state students will be notified of the amount of their scholarship in October.

A FAFSA form MUST be completed in order to receive the Global Gateway Scholarship.

  • Scholarships will be placed on each student’s Spring student account 10 days before the start of the Spring semester, acting as a tuition reduction scholarship.
  • Students who have a positive balance on their student account following the application of the scholarship may choose to have any remaining funds deposited into a personal bank account for use for their semester abroad.

Looking for more scholarships to help pay for college, including study abroad?

You may want to visit Mason Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to find links to both Mason scholarships and outside scholarships but please note that Global Gateway is not eligible for Global Education Office scholarships.

Mason Scholarships

Financial Aid Information

All federal financial aid will be eligible for use with this program. Students are encouraged to speak with their financial aid counselor regarding the details of their specific financial aid package and how it can be applied to the Global Gateway program.

A FAFSA form MUST be completed in order to receive the Global Gateway Scholarship.

Office of Financial Aid

Student Union Building (SUB) 1, Suite 1100
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Email: finaid@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-2352

VA Benefits

If you have been accepted to Mason as a student using benefits from Veterans Affairs, you will need to have another source of funding to pay for your semester abroad with Global Gateway. The VA does not authorize the use of their benefits to pay for study abroad through Global Gateway, with the exception of Mason Korea.

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