Scholarships and Funding

Cost of Attendance

The value of a Mason education extends beyond the cost of tuition and housing, but it helps that Mason has been ranked as one of Forbes Magazine’s top 100,  “America’s Best College Buys,” and places in the top 100 of Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine’s, “Best Values in Public Colleges,” list.  Information on cost of attendance, fees, and housing can be found on the Office of Financial Aid Website. A chart of tuition rates and fees is also available on the Office of Student Accounts website.



Internal and External Scholarships

All applicants to the Arts Management Program at Mason are considered for scholarships based on the merit of their academic history and professional promise.

There are many different resources for students to use when searching for additional scholarship opportunities. Mason’s Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) provides the Mason Scholarship Application for continuing undergraduate students and the Outside Scholarship List for undergraduate and graduate students to browse. The OSFA posts scholarship opportunities throughout the year.

Program Scholarships

All applicants to the Arts Management Program at Mason are considered for scholarships based on the merit of their academic history and professional promise.

The George Mason University Arts Management Program offers two individual annual scholarships, the Erin Gaffney Memorial and the Andy Bursten Memorial.

Military Scholarships and Education Benefits

Beyond GI Bill assistance, there are additional education benefits and scholarships available for active military, veterans and their dependents. The Office of Military Services can assist veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents in finding funding for their education at Mason.

Study Abroad Scholarships and Funding

Planning on participating in the International Arts Management Study Abroad Course?  Find out about funding your trip through Mason Study Abroad.


Graduate Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Fellowships web site  provides information on extramural fellowship, scholarship, and grant opportunities to support graduate-level research, study, training, and professional development. It is designed as a resource for Mason graduate students and the faculty and staff who mentor and support them.

In addition to web-based resources, the Office of Graduate Fellowships holds information sessions and workshops on fellowship opportunities and provides advising, coaching, and editorial support for Mason graduate students who are in the process of searching and applying for external funding.

Featured Fellowships

Arena Stage Fellowship Program


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are university employment positions held by graduate students who have full-time enrollment, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are in good academic standing. Assistantships are available in the following three categories and though not offered by our program, may be open to students in the Arts Management MA program:

Graduate Teaching Assistantship: students will participate in the instruction, advising, and evaluation of undergraduates under faculty supervision.

Graduate Research Assistantship: students participate directly in research or research-support activities under faculty supervision.

Graduate Professional Assistantship: a non-teaching, non-research assistantship during which students will perform work in which they primarily gain experience, practice and guidance in relation to their academic program and that is significantly connected to their fields of study and career preparation.

Assistantship opportunities are posted in a variety of places including: the Mason HR Jobs website, Career Services’ HireMason site, and in academic  departments.  Students may also contact their advisors for assistantship information and opportunities.

Mason Job Listings

Human Resources provides a site to search for assistantship positions, student and non-student wage jobs, and other Mason staffing classifications.  Non-student wage employees, faculty and staff of George Mason University may be eligible for tuition waivers, visit: for more information.