Tuition and Financial Aid
HealthInformatics@GW students are charged tuition on a per-credit-hour basis, and the rate of tuition for the 2016–17 academic year is $1,600 per credit. You must complete 45 credits to earn your M.S. in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics, totaling $72,000 at current tuition rates. Please keep in mind that this is only an estimate, as GW tuition rates are re-evaluated each year. There are no required GW fees.
Adding and dropping courses prior to the first day of classes can be done at a 100 percent refund. Courses dropped during the first seven calendar days of the start of a session will be eligible for only 85 percent refund. No refund will be made for courses dropped thereafter.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
If you intend to apply for financial aid, you should begin the process as soon as possible. To apply, complete these steps:
- Visit studentloans.gov and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. GW’s school code is 001444.
- Complete your application for admission to the HealthInformatics@GW program.
We encourage you to apply for financial aid in conjunction with your admissions application. You will have to apply for aid each year you are in the program.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was created to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full time in public service jobs in local, state, federal or nonprofit (501C3) organizations. Loan forgiveness is available after a borrower has made 120 on-time payments on federal student loans. Students can consolidate all federal loans (undergraduate and graduate Stafford loans and Graduate PLUS loans) and potentially extend their loan repayments beyond the standard 10 years to take advantage of this opportunity. More information on PSLF is available at: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/public-service.
Financial Aid for International Students
Eligibility for federal and university need-based aid is limited to U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents and eligible noncitizens who are currently living in the United States for purposes other than studying. International students should explore funding options in their home countries and talk with their employers about tuition benefits that may be available, including tuition reimbursement and low-cost loans. Based on the country of residence, some international students may also have access to education loans through private lenders.
Please note that international students in online degree programs are not eligible to participate in the U.S. student visa process.
To learn more about HealthInformatics@GW, complete this form to receive more information or contact an Admissions Counselor at 844-442-8498 or email us.