GEO Passport Grant
Never had a passport? We can help! The Global Education Office Passport Grant is available to assist eligible students in obtaining their first passport.
The grant is intended to reimburse you for the cost (execution fee + passport book ONLY) of obtaining your first passport. Part of this application includes the submission of a receipt from the US Post Office to confirm that you have submitted your passport application. Therefore, you should go ahead and apply for your passport before
submitting this application.
All applicants must:
- Have an active application for a Mason GEO program or current Global Gateway student
- Be a current Mason undergrad/graduate/ gateway student who meet the requirements of the study abroad program
- Have a Financial Need Score as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid
- Be applying for their first passport. This grant cannot be used to renew an expired passport.
How to apply for the grant
Click "Apply Now" above and complete the required questionnaire. You will be asked to provide the name of the study abroad program you are attending and a scanned copy of the receipt for the "Execution Fee" from the US Post Office confirming the submission of your passport application.
Once the grant application is submitted, the Global Education Office will reach out to the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine your need and will contact you directly with your results.
Funds will be issued you in a check but are intended to be a reimbursement of the expenses incurred in applying for your passport. Therefore students should go ahead and apply for their passport before
knowing the status of their grant application.
In the event that you withdraw from your study abroad program, you will be required to return the scholarship in full to George Mason Global Education Office.
How to apply for a passport
US Passports are issued by the U.S. Department of State. Please refer to passports.state.gov
for more information.
For more information
GEO Scholarship and Grant Specialist