Tuition Remission

One of the most important and “Only-at-GW”benefits the university can provide is access to our world-class courses and degree programs.

The tuition remission benefit extends GW's educational resources to our employees and their dependents. The benefit provides competitive, accessible and valuable tuition benefits to those who seek to further develop themselves, both personally and professionally.

How Tuition Coverage is Determined

The tuition remission benefit pays a percentage of tuition costs for courses and program at GW.

Once an employee is eligible, they may receive100% of tuition remission coverage for eligible GW courses and programs. Coverage for dependents varies based on years of benefits-eligible service at GW. Employees enrolled in graduate-level courses may be eligible for tax exemption.

Eligible Courses

The tuition remission benefit applies only to courses and programs offered at and billed by GW. Courses, certificates and certifications that are outsourced or have a shared revenue component (e.g., courses and programs offered by or funded through 2U, Colloquy and EMBANET) are ineligible for tuition remission coverage.

Please review the list of list of ineligible programs (PDF) programs (subject to change), including: 

  • Executive Programs
  • M.D. degree within the Medical School
  • Consortium programs for other universities
  • GW Pre-College programs
  • Certificate and certification programs that are not offered or billed by GW ineligible courses and programs. 

Employees who wish to utilize the tuition remission benefit for a specific course or program must contact that school to verify eligibility for tuition remission coverage.

How to Apply

GW employees will apply online for the benefit, whether the benefit is being used for themself and/or for a dependent.

All other groups, such as employees' dependents that are 24 years and over, retirees and their dependents, affiliates (CNMC, VA, N/ROTC), and dependents of deceased employees, will submit paper applications (PDF) for themself or for dependents.

Applications will not be accepted following the close of the application period. Student Accounts may impose financial penalties for unpaid balances following the first day of the semester or class start date.  These charges are irrevocable and must be paid separately.

Resources to get started:

TR Remission instructions for employees


Tuition Remission Instructions for Dependents



Deadlines to Submit A Tuition Remission Applications:

Spring Semester November 15 through February 1
Summer Semester April 14 through June 15
Fall Semester July 6 through October 1