Undergraduate Admissions and Aid

Get to know the Carter School

Set-up an informational appointment with an Academic Advisor

How to Apply

Application Deadlines


Fall Semester (Priority): Nov 1 

Fall (Regular) and Financial Aid: January 15


Fall Semester (Priority) and Financial Aid: March 1

Spring Semester: October 1

Have a Question?

If you are a prospective undergraduate student or the parent of a prospective undergraduate student, be sure to connect with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Complete the George Mason inquiry form to receive information about prospective student events, admissions updates, tips for applying, and more.

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition Rates

Mason is a public institution, offering a world-class education from a highly-ranked research university for reasonable tuition rates. Tuition is set each year in May by George Mason University’s Board of Visitors.

A detailed estimate of the cost of attendance to our university can be found here

For more information on tuition and fees, please contact George Mason’s office of Student Accounts.

Financial Assistance

As a public institution in Virginia, George Mason is considered a top value in education, offering a world-class education at affordable tuition rates. The University and the Carter School support students as they apply for prestigious awards, such as the Fulbright, Boren, and many other grants, scholarships, and fellowships. George Mason is committed to assisting students by providing opportunities for financial support, such as grants, work-study positions, loans, and other financial aid options. 

Additional information about financial assistance can be found at Mason’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

Federal Financial Aid

As a student at the Carter School, you may be eligible for federal financial aid. 

To apply for need-based federal assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). George Mason University provides more information about applying to the FAFSA .

To receive priority consideration for these funds, FAFSA forms should be received by the federal processor on or before March 1. 

For other questions regarding need-based federal financial aid assistance, please contact Mason's Office of Student Financial Aid.

Carter School Student Scholarships

The Carter School offers a select number of merit-based scholarships for high-achieving students with strong academic credentials. 

A list of available scholarships can be found on the Carter School’s Scholarships and Funding page.

Military, Veterans, and Dependents

George Mason University and the Carter School are proud to welcome veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and their dependents to our community. Through our dedicated Office of Military Services, you will be connected to a variety of services, including counseling and advising on benefits, academic and admissions requirements, and career transition guidance. 

George Mason University offers several services and benefits to eligible veterans and military students, including the Yellow Ribbon Program and Post-9/11 GI Bill®:

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty
  • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • Chapter 32: Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®
  • Chapter 35: Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEAP)
  • Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

For more information about George Mason’s Office of Military Services, please visit the Office of Military Service.

Admitted Students

Next Steps for Newly-Admitted Students

Congratulations on your offer of admission to the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution!  It is very important that you visit the link below for the next steps: 

This step-by-step guide with help you confirm your acceptance, activate your Mason email account, register for classes and more!

Physical Address

NE Module II
Fairfax, VA 22030

Mailing Address

4400 University Drive, MSN 2E5
Northeast Module II 
Fairfax, VA 22030