Other Assistance

U.S. Federal financial aid

Visit our Office of Student Financial Services for information on programs and how to apply for need-based aid.

Veterans Administration Education Benefits

Students who are eligible to receive educational benefits through the Veterans Administration may obtain information and assistance here.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. 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 on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers.  Click here for more information.

Part-time Employment 

Part-time employment, both on and off campus, is available as an alternative or supplement to a financial aid package. 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.

Teaching and Research Assistantships

One-semester research and teaching assistantships are available to first and second year MSFS students in various departments and offices. These assistantships involve approximately 15 hours per week of work as research assistants. These positions are advertised on Blackboard, an on-line bulletin board, and are available to students only after matriculation in September. 

Scholarship for Croatian Students

Georgetown University, through the Graduate School, has received a bequest gift that will provide financial aid (scholarship and stipend) to qualified students from Croatia in PhD programs in the natural, biomedical and social sciences and in some professional programs such as the School of Foreign Service, Business and LLM). The donor's wish is that the students be Catholic.  Students must be admitted to Georgetown through the regular admissions process, and eligible candidates will be reviewed by a faculty committee.

Geiger Book Fund

This fund commemorates the long and dedicated service of Dr. Theodore Geiger to the academic development of the MSFS Program. In line with Dr. Geiger's important role in teaching the MSFS core curriculum, this scholarship award is intended to provide financial support to assist an entering student's purchase of books for first-semester core courses.