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Revolutionary savings on GW student loans

Studying in Washington D.C. prepares Colonials for a successful career, no matter which school they choose. Earnest helps GW students and grads finance their education with smart, affordable student loans. Please note, George Washington University is not affiliated with Earnest and does not endorse Earnest's loans.


Where America’s future leaders are formed

A top choice for aspiring lawmakers and lifesavers

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C.—only a few blocks from the White House and the National Mall—GW’s main campus spans 43 acres in the historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Colonials are only a short walk away from dining and shopping at 2000 Penn, and with a Metro station on campus, it’s easy to get around D.C. without a car.

GW is the most politically active campus in America, and Colonials hail from all over to study at GW Law, GW Medical School, and GWSB, as well as the popular Elliott School of International Affairs, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Trachtenberg School of Public Policy. Whether you have your sights set on a career in D.C. or you plan to venture elsewhere, GW is sure to provide the education you need.


Finance your GW education the smart way

Earnest student loans and student loan refinancing

George Washington University Alumni
Earnest provides a seamless consolidation and refinancing experience to make the process of managing student loans as easy as possible for GW grads. Earnest offers rates based on your unique financial profile and provides the option to customize payments to fit your desired budget and timeline. Wherever you’re headed with your GW degree, Earnest helps you stay focused by simplifying your student debt.

George Washington University Students
GW is dedicated to minimizing student debt by providing need-based financial aid. Over 46% of full-time GW undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, and on average, GW awards $29,917 in need-based scholarships and grants. We encourage you to contact the George Washington University Office of Student Financial Assistance to learn more about GW scholarships, grants, jobs, and other ways to ensure you leave D.C. with a lifetime of memories—not student debt.


Behind the scenes of GW student loan refinancing

Get the facts before making any decisions

How should I choose a student loan refinancing provider?

When comparing loans, take into account the rates you’re offered, as well as factors like flexibility and customer service from the loan provider. Many companies will outsource your loan servicing.

Which type of loans can I refinance?

You can refinance both Federal and private student loans with Earnest. You’ll effectively consolidate all your loans into one new, lower rate Earnest loan.

What are the benefits of refinancing my student loan(s)?

Many people are able to refinance into much lower interest rates, saving them thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars. In addition, Earnest offers in-house support for the life of your loan and a seamless technology platform to manage your loan.

Can I refinance loans that have previously been consolidated or refinanced?

Yes. Previous refinancing or consolidation does not affect the eligibility of your application.

Who should consider refinancing with Earnest?

Refinancing is a great solution for employed or soon-to-be-employed graduates who have high-interest, unsubsidized Direct Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, and/or private loans.

What is the difference between consolidation and refinancing?

Consolidation simply combines multiple student loans into one. That means one monthly payment instead of having to juggle many different ones, sometimes with multiple servicers. When you consolidate, your interest rate will be a weighted average of the interest rates on the loans you combine. You won’t save money— but it can make life easier by reducing the amount of time you spend managing different payments.

Refinancing can be done with one loan or several, and involves getting a new loan with a different (usually lower) rate than before, due to changes in your financial situation. When you refinance, you typically work with a company to pay off the original loan(s) and get a new unified loan at a lower rate.

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Refinancing is easier with Earnest

Rather than looking at student loans as a ball and chain, we see them as a balloon—lifting students to new heights, and enabling incredible opportunities and achievements. Through innovative data science we make that balloon as light as possible, saving clients thousands on every loan. And with exceptional service, we ensure our clients make decisions with confidence. At Earnest, we seek to offer a student loan like no other.