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Costs & Finances

Each student receives a minimum $500 scholarship from the University of Georgia Foundation.

2017-2018 Washington Semester Program Fees

  • In-state Tuition and Fees
    Out-of-State students pay in-state tuition for the semester.
  • Program Fee: $5,200
    This fee includes rent, utilities, Internet and program activities.
  • Estimated Monthly Expenses: $600-$900
    This estimate, provided by past interns, includes food, transportation within DC, dry cleaning, entertainment and other expenses.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University of Georgia Foundation (UGAF) generously provides all Washington Semester Program students with a minimum $500 scholarship.  Additionally, the program allocates scholarship funds for students who demonstrate financial need.

Other student financial aid and scholarships may be used to pay for program costs. In order to be considered for need-based aid offered by the program, students must file an up-to-date FAFSA.  Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine if your current means of financial assistance can be used to pay for program-related costs.

In addition to UGA fees, students are responsible for travel to and from Washington and all related living expenses that are not included in the program fee (i.e. meals).

Please Note: 
Beginning with Summer Semester 2013 all recipients of state aid, including the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships, must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to apply for these scholarships. This change is being made by the Georgia Student Finance Commission to verify the lawful presence in the United States of all individuals receiving benefit from any state program.

You can find more information about the FAFSA completion process as well as the schedule of FAFSA completion assistance dates and times at http://osfa.uga.edu/hope-changes.html.

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