Deposit Instructions
Deposit Instructions

Deposit Instructions

To reserve a seat in our Fall 2024 entering class, you must submit seat deposits, the total of which will be credited to your fall tuition upon matriculation. Our deposit requirements vary based on the program/process through which you were admitted, so please be sure to carefully read the deposit information listed below:

Please note: All deposits are non-refundable and will be forfeited upon withdrawal, whether before or after matriculation. 

See the bottom of this page for information about:

  1. Deferral
  2. University's Tuition Refund Policy

Submission of your seat deposit honors the following Acknowledgement:

"I understand that my acceptance to The George Washington University Law School is issued with the recognition that any course work I have in progress will be completed satisfactorily, with no significant changes in my grades, and that I remain in good academic standing. In addition, I understand that my deposit(s) is non-refundable. In the event that I withdraw, my deposit(s) will be forfeited, and I may be subject to additional penalties as outlined under the withdrawal section of this portal."

First-Year Regular Decision Students

First-year students admitted through the regular decision process are required to submit three payments for a total seat deposit of $3,000. (Please note: Each deposit must be submitted by 5:00pm EST on the date it is due. A late deposit may result in forfeiture of a seat in the Fall 2024 incoming class.)

  1. $500, due by April 15, 2024 or the date that appears in your admission notification 
  2. $1,000, due by June 1, 2024
  3. $1,500, due by July 1, 2024

First-Year Binding Early or Presidential Merit Students

First-year students admitted through the early decision or Presidential Merit Scholarship programs are required to submit one seat deposit in the amount of $1,500 by March 15, 2024.

Transfer and Visiting Students

Deposit deadlines for transfer and visiting students are based upon the date of admission; information was included in your acceptance e-mail. The required deposit amount is $1,000.

Instructions for Submitting Seat Deposits Online

Seat deposit payments must be made online via the GWeb Information System. GWeb is the University system that you will use throughout your time as a GW student to register for courses, view your grades, and access your student account. GWeb will allow you to pay your deposits via credit card or electronic bank transfer.

Please follow these instructions to log into GWeb:

  1. Create your GW Applicant Account
    • The personal email address that you enter must match the primary email address we have on file for you. If you'd like to update the email on file before creating your account, please submit your request to: [email protected]
    • Your GWID must include the "G." You received your GWID in your acceptance e-mail.
  2. After creating your applicant account, go to GWeb, and select Applicants
  3. Enter the email address you used to create your GW Applicant account and click Next.
  4. Check your personal email inbox to retrieve the Account verification code. (If you do not receive the Account verification code email, wait a few minutes and then click try again to have it resent.)
  5. Enter the Account verification code and click Next.
  6. From the Main Menu page, select Admissions. On the Admissions page, select Pay Tuition Deposit.
  7. You will then be routed to Touch Net, the payment gateway.  Select Deposits from the menu at the top of the page.
  8. From the dropdown menu on the subsequent screen, select Fall 2024 as your enrollment term. Selecting a term other than your admission term will result in delays in processing your deposit.
  9. In the next dropdown menu, select the deposit detail that corresponds to the school to which you have been admitted (i.e. Law School Admission).  Enter the required payment amount and select Make Deposit Payment.
  10. Choose either Credit Card or Electronic Check as your payment method.

Note: If you are currently enrolled in another GW program e.g. undergraduate program, please follow these deposit instructions as posted on the Student Accounts Office page.

Credit Card Payments

If you have chosen Credit Card as your payment method, the system will prompt you to enter your credit card information. The following credit cards are accepted for payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. The system will confirm your payment once you have entered the required information.  Please keep a copy of the Payment Confirmation page for your records. You also will receive an automatic e-mail confirming your payment.

Electronic Check Payments

If you have a U.S. bank account and wish to pay your deposit via electronic check, please follow these instructions:

  1. Choose Electronic Check (checking/savings) as your payment method.
  2. Enter your bank account information:
    1. Select the Account Type from the drop-down menu (checking or savings); enter the ABA Routing Number.
    2. Enter the Account Number.
    3. Confirm the Account Number.
    4. Enter the name on the Account.
    5. To save this payment method for future use, check the box to create a name for this payment method.
    6. Click Continue.
  3. Review and agree to the terms of the authorization statement. Click Submit.
  4. Please keep a copy of the Payment Confirmation page for your records.  You also will receive an automatic e-mail confirming the payment.

Deferral Requests

Preferred Deadline:  July 1, 2024

Requests should be made in writing to [email protected].

Deferments are binding and conditioned upon not pursuing admission to, holding a deferral at, or attending any other law school prior to matriculation at GW Law. Additionally, any merit scholarship awarded will not defer. Your written request should include an explanation of your plans for the period of deferment. Please specify work, educational, and/or travel objectives and relevant dates.

Tuition Refund Policy

Please note that the University's tuition fee policy may be found on the Fees and Financial Aid page (Withdrawals and Refunds) of The George Washington University Law School Bulletin:

Tuition Fee Policy for the First Year Law Program (not including non-refundable deposits):

Withdrawal Period Refund Percentage
Withdrawal prior to the last Friday in July (by 11:59pm Thursday) 100%
Withdrawal prior to the first day of the student’s scheduled orientation (by 11:50pm the day before) 90%
Withdrawal from the first day of the student’s scheduled orientation through the first week of the first year law student classes of the semester (by 11:59pm Sunday) 75%
Withdrawal from the start of the second week of the first year law student classes through October 5 (by 11:59pm on October 5) 50%
Withdrawal after October 5 (beginning 12:00am on October 6) 0%


Merit scholarships are automatically revoked in full with payment required, starting from the semester from which the recipient withdraws, takes a leave of absence, or transfers between the full and part-time programs. After all tuition and federal aid adjustments, the full revocation of the merit scholarship will require repayment from the student and may result in a balance due from the student to the University. It is imperative that students with a merit scholarship discuss the financial impact of withdrawing prior to the end of the semester with a representative of the Law School Financial Aid Office.

Additional Information

Post-Deposit Requirements