Payment Policies

Please review the following guidance on payment policies to the George Washington University’s Center for Excellent in Public Leadership (GW-CEPL). For any additional questions, please contact GW-CEPL Financial Administrator Samantha Luna at [email protected].

You can make a payment online by Credit Card, mailing a check, Purchase Order, or an SF-182 form:

Pay Online by Credit Card:
You will be sent an invoice number and a link to our online payment form after we receive your submission.

Mail Checks T​o:
The George Washington University
805 21st St NW
Suite 301
Washington, DC 20052

Please include applicant’s name with payment.

Purchase Orders and SF-182s
Please email the Purchase Order to GW-CEPL Financial Administrator Samantha Luna at [email protected].


Payment is due prior to the start of the program. The tuition price covers program instruction, course materials, and supplies.

Cancellations, Refunds, & Substitutions 

You have up to 12 months to defer your program admission to a different date. Applicants will receive a full refund for the tuition if they withdraw 30 calendar days prior to the start of the program. Substitutions are permitted at any time without penalty.

Disclaimer: All programs are subject to cancellation. If a program is cancelled, GW-CEPL will work with applicants individually to ensure a full refund on deferral to another program.

Interest-Free Payment Plan

The professional certificate programs offer an interest-free payment plan for the executive education programs, where the tuition price is greater than or equal to $3,600. The payment plan is structured in the following manner:

  • Payment #1: A down payment of 30% of the total tuition balance must be paid online (within 72 hours after you accept program offer to register and select Payment Plan).
  • Payments #2, #3, and #4: Your remaining balance will be due in three (3) equal monthly installments beginning 30 calendar days after your down payment is processed. Your monthly payments must be paid via credit card.

PLEASE NOTE: The Automatic Payment Service is not available for payment plan programs. You will be asked to make each subsequent payment via the credit card portal. Please contact GW-CEPL Financial Administrator Samantha Luna at [email protected] to confirm your interest free payment plan.

Tuition Discounts

The George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW-CEPL) offers a ten (10) percent discount for the alumni of The George Washington University, and graduates of executive education programs at GW-CEPL. Current GW students, faculty and staff are also eligible to receive the discount.

Organizations sending five (5) or more individuals to a program are eligible for a progressive discount.

Disclaimer: Only one tuition discount may be applied at the time of the application. Tuition discounts cannot be combined. Tuition discounts are not applied retroactively.