Financial Assistance Policy:

The Center for Global Understanding (CFGU) has partnered with The Washington Center (TWC) to process and evaluate the student's financial need for its Washington D.C. Internship program. All scholarships and financial assistance will be processed by The Washington Center.

Financial assistance from our program is awarded independently from admission and may be based on needs and financial circumstances of the student. It includes, but is not limited to, any amounts provided by the internship placement directly to the student or to The Washington Center.

In order to receive financial assistance, you must:

  • Live in Washington Center-provided housing unless you are receiving scholarships through the Federal Government Initiative.

  • Successfully complete your Washington Center program. A grade of C or higher is required.

If you fail to meet these requirements, all financial assistance monies must be returned to The Washington Center, and your account will be adjusted accordingly.

Some assistance (including Washington Center matches of state scholarships) must be applied toward our housing fees. Such awards are not cumulative. The student receives only the largest such award for which he or she is eligible. Placement-provided assistance, for example, is first used to cover any housing assistance otherwise provided by The Washington Center, and then to cover any balance remaining on the student's bill.

If placement-provided assistance covers the full cost of a student's program and housing and provides a weekly stipend and/or travel allowance, the student will not be eligible for additional Washington Center scholarships or state scholarships.


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