Financial Aid and Expenses – short version

Funding Your Education

Graduate students in the MA in Educational Transformation may be eligible for scholarships awarded by MAET through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In addition, graduate students may apply for and receive funds through privately-sponsored grants and scholarships – you can learn more about these resources below. To view a breakdown of tuition and projected expenses for students, visit the Office of Student Financial Services.


Merit-Based Awards. All students applying to MAET will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships – no additional application or materials necessary. Most Advocacy & Policy students receive some degree of financial assistance from the program and all admitted Learning & Teaching candidates are guaranteed partial scholarship funding.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. If you have completed terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs – such as AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National – and elected to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, MAET offers a 100% matching scholarship award with the potential for additional merit funding. For more details, visit the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award page on the Corporation for National & Community Service website.

Other Funding Sources

Office of External Fellowships, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students may wish to consider applying for external fellowships and grants offered by various federal and private organizations. The Office of External Fellowships in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences provides information and guidance on external funding opportunities, as well as assistance with applications. Grant-getting and writing resourcesfunding opportunitiesprograms requiring institutional endorsement, and other resources can be found through the Office of External Fellowships. Additionally, the Graduate School offers a competitive Conference Travel Grant twice annually to support graduate students presenting a paper or poster at a major domestic or international conference.

Scholarship Opportunities for Veterans or Dependents. Students who are eligible to receive educational benefits through the Veterans Administration may obtain information and assistance from the Georgetown University Veterans Office.

ROTC Scholarships. The Georgetown Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) department offers full-tuition scholarships for qualified graduate students in masters programs who are interested in serving as active duty or reserve Army officers, as well as expert leadership instruction and valuable career experience. For more information, visit the Hoya Battalion website.

College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program encourages individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs such as those typically pursued by MAET graduates. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 payments under certain repayment plans while employed full-time by certain public service employers. Visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness page of the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Campus Employment Opportunities‚Äč. Part-time student employment, both on and off campus, is available as an alternative or supplement to loans and scholarships. To assist students in locating such employment, the Office of Student Financial Services has created HoyaWorks, an online clearinghouse for part-time and temporary job listings on campus and for local businesses and organizations in neighboring areas.

International Students. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences offers a limited number of awards to international students in various departments based on academic qualifications. To learn more, visit the International Student and Scholar Services website.