The Student Support Fund assists matriculated George Mason students who are at risk of not continuing their education due to unexpected financial situations. The fund is for all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in degree-seeking programs while attending Mason Korea.
The Student Support Fund is designed to provide temporary, short-term, financial assistance to students who are managing demanding academic requirements while struggling with debilitating financial circumstances. The Student Support Fund is not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses, and the financial assistance is not a loan that is expected to be repaid. Usually, the total yearly budget is 5,000 USD, no single student will be awarded the full amount.
Stay Mason Korea Student Support Fund will primarily be provided in the form of tuition deduction.
To qualify for the Mason Korea Student Support Funding, you must meet the following criteria:
Satisfactory Academic Progress requires that undergraduate students maintain a 2.0 GPA and a 67% completion rate. For more information please review the policy at: https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/eligibility/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy
Applications will be reviewed by the Mason Korea Student Support Fund Committee. Decisions made by the Mason Korea Student Support Fund Committee are final.
There is no guarantee that funding will be available for all applicants at any given semester and the university may discontinue this funding at any time. The Mason Korea Student Support Fund is not meant to provide long-term or full tuition relief. Students can be granted aid up to a maximum of three times. Priority will be given to students whose continued enrollment at George Mason University may be at risk because of unexpected and unforeseen events or expenses.
The number of students who can be served by the Mason Korea Student Support Fund is subject to the availability of funds. The fund may be sustained by continual contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the university.
Chair: Representative from Finance – will vote only in case of a tie.
Vice-Chair: Representative from Student Affairs - Receives requests, prepares materials for consideration, and convenes meetings, maintains meeting minutes, notifies recipients, maintains records of committee activities, and follows up with recipients as needed.
2 Staff members: 1 from Academic Affairs; 1 from any other University department.
1 Faculty: Appointed on a yearly basis by Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
** Minimum three members must be present.