At Gallaudet University, we recognize the importance of a quality education and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goal of earning a college degree. We provide financial aid including scholarships, federal and non-federal student loans, work-study programs, grants, and funding from home-state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies. Aid is available to all students, including international students, graduate students, and current students.

Here, you will find information on each type of financial aid and how to apply for it. Each program is unique and has different eligibility requirements.

  • Grants:Financial assistance, based on need, that does not have to be repaid.
  • Scholarships: Financial assistance that does not have to be repaid and usually is awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation: Federally funded state program designed to support students through training and education to secure employment.
  • Tuition Waiver and Stipends (Graduates): Funded by graduate department(s)
  • Tuition Waiver (Employees and Families): Reimbursement opportunity for eligible employees
  • Federal Work Study: Federal funds promoting part-time employment, on or off-campus, for students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Loans: Financial aid that will need to be repaid, with interest, after you graduate or leave college.
Federal Work-Study

Working in college can make a significant contribution toward meeting your college costs. Having a job while in school or during the summer may help prepare you for life after college, as well. These are federal funds intended to promote part-time employment, on or off-campus,...

Financial Aid

Guideline Type: Policy


Eligibility Criteria: Awarded based on the expected family contribution (EFC), as determined by the FAFSA. Undergraduate; first bachelor's degree Eligibility is based, in part, on student enrollment at the beginning of a semester. If a student withdraws or receives a non-passing grade for a class,...

Financial Aid

Guideline Type: Policy


Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans are part of the Federal Direct Loan Program, which are offered through the U.S. Department of Education. Loans are types of financial aid that will need to be repaid, with interest, after you graduate or leave college. Most student loans...

Financial Aid

Guideline Type: Policy

Scholarship Opportunities

The Admissions Office awards merit-based scholarships to incoming deaf and hard of hearing freshmen and new transfer students based on their exemplary academic achievement. Other university-wide scholarships are awarded through the Financial Aid Office by matching students with scholarship criteria established by donors. University scholarship...

Financial Aid

Guideline Type: Benefits

Contact Us

Financial Aid

Chapel Hall G-02

(202) 618-6844

(202) 651-5290

(202) 651-5740

8:30 am-4:30 pm
8:30 am-4:30 pm
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