Mason Virginia Promise Grant

Making a bachelor’s degree more affordable for Virginia students with the highest need.

At Mason, we’re focused on finding new ways to help you complete your bachelor's degree. In the words of our president, Dr. Gregory Washington, we want to “be the institution for all Virginians.” One of the most important ways we can help you reach your goals is making your education more affordable.

The Mason Virginia Promise Grant is a last-dollar award that closes any remaining financial gaps for standard undergraduate tuition after all other gift aid has been applied.  Other aid applied prior to the MVP Grant could include federal and state grants, institutional grants and scholarships, and tuition assistance grants, including military tuition waivers.

Eligible students in our ADVANCE program with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) or our Early Identification Program will now automatically receive an additional grant to help pay for their education.

The bottom line for eligible students?  The Mason Virginia Promise Grant, combined with other sources of gift aid, will meet the cost of standard tuition and fees.*

Am I Eligible?

  • ✓ An undergraduate, degree-seeking student entering, or enrolled at George Mason University for the upcoming semester
  • ✓ A resident of Virginia
  • ✓ An eligible participant in the ADVANCE pathway program or Early Identification Program
  • ✓ Filed a FAFSA (or VASA) by the priority deadline 
  • ✓ Eligible for Virginia State Grants and/or Federal Aid
  • ✓ Family Income of $60,000 or less OR Federal Pell grant eligible, and an EFC less than 25,000 starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. 
  • ✓ Enrolled full time

Employees of Mason wishing to determine if they are eligible for an MVP employee dependent grant must apply through Human Resources. Information about this benefit can be found here.

For additional information about the Mason Virginia Promise Grant, please contact the Office of Student Financial aid at (703) 993-2000 or by completing our virtual service form.

*The approved standard semester tuition and mandatory student fees as set by the George Mason University Board of Visitors for the 22-23 aid year.