Registration and Billing

BanWeb? Law Portal? What’s the difference? Learn how to navigate through billing and Student Accounts. If you are being sponsored by a third party, be sure to read here.

GW Law Portal vs. Banweb
Where Do I Go for What?


Law Portal

Ban Web

Logging in for the First Time

User Name = same as the prefix of your email address

Password = Always the same as your password

User ID = Your GWID, e.g., G12345678

Pin = Your birthdate, e.g., MMDDYY

Registering for Classes   Go to "Student Records and Registration"
Viewing Tuition Bill & Account Balance   Go to "Student Records and Registration" (Bill generated after registration)
Updating Contact Information   Go to "Personal Information Menu"
Accessing GW Law Email Account Visit   
Viewing Class Schedule Visit at least 24 hours after registering  
Viewing Class Syllabi Visit  
Reading Class Assignments Visit  
Checking Grades   Visit
Checking for Holds   Visit
Reserving a Study Room Visit  

More Information

GW Law provides and maintains web-based e-mail accounts for all law students. These accounts are integrated with the Student Web Portal, a vital element of the law school's information systems, which provides customized student access to:

  • general and course-related announcements and forums;
  • scanned documents, such as syllabi and reading assignments;
  • files uploaded by professors; and
  • special collections, such as course evaluations and sample exams.

Law students should log-in regularly to the Student Web Portal as it is the law school's primary method for delivering information to students. Access to the Student Web Portal is available through a link on the law school home page at

Incoming students are encouraged to establish their portal accounts as soon as possible after orientation. Failure to do so may delay your access to key information about your courses and law school activities.

The username you are given will be your primary username for GW Law email and GW Law
Portal. The password will need to be changed upon your initial log-in as it will expire

Changing your Password

  1. Follow the link
  2. Log in with the username and password provided
  3. On the left hand side under “Miscellaneous” click on “Change Your Password”
  4. Once again enter your username and password that you were provided with and
  5. Push SUBMIT button
  6. Enter the new password in both fields.

Note: Your new password must be at least 7 characters in length and must include at least 1 letter, 1 number, and 1 special character.

Students who have portal/e-mail problems should visit the Help Desk or send an e-mail to: [email protected].

Computer Assistance

In-person: Stockton Hall, Room S202 Help Desk
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202.994.0827
Orientation Walk-in Sessions: Help Desk employees will ensure that you are connected to the wireless network, configured for wireless printing, and install anit-virus and anti-spyware software.

Need help with your computer?
The Computing Help Desk can assist you with using law school systems, diagnose issues with your notebook computer, and provide information about other computing resources on campus. The Help Desk is not a computer repair shop but can provide guidance on repairs you may need and actions to take.

Ensure that your computer meets all of the minimum system requirements

To ensure success with Law School systems and to be eligible for Help Desk assistance, your computer should meet our requirements.
Set up a connection to the wireless network
While in the Law School buildings, your computer will connect to ‘GWLaw1Xt’
wireless network. Your username and password are the same as for your Portal login.
Set up your computer for wireless printing
Available through
Install Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software on your computer
The Help Desk can provide up-to-date versions of Norton Anti-Virus software
(licensed byGWU) and anti-spyware software (freeware). Periodic anti-virus and
anti-spyware scans will help maintain your computer.

GWeb is a web site maintained by the main university. You can use GWeb to check your grades, register for classes, change your address and personal information, print unofficial transcripts, and view your billing information/holds.

To Access GWEB

  1. Go to:
  2. Log in to GWEB using your student number (the one that starts with “G”) as you log-in.
  3. Your GWEB pin can be calculated by reading the instructions under, “Don’t Know Your PIN?”

Your PIN will be your birth date in either MMDDYY or MMYY99 format, where M=Month, D=Day, and Y=Year (Example: for March 5, 1983, try 030583 and 038399).

Using GWEB to Register for Classes

Prior to registration, please check GWeb to see if there are any holds applied to prevent you from registering. A hold can only be cleared by the office that placed the hold on your record. If you have a hold that is not lifted by the time you register, please submit your registration form to the Records Office. When your hold is lifted, we will enter those classes that are still open.


Access GWeb Registration at

To Register

At the “Main Menu” click on “Student Records & Registration” then “Registration Menu.” Select “Register, Drop and/or Add Classes.” You will be prompted to select and submit the term for which you are registering.

Adding Classes

Enter your desired Course Reference Numbers (CRNs) into the numbered boxes and click “Submit Changes.” You will immediately see if you have been successfully registered, or if there are any problems with your selections. You are only registered for courses listed in the “Current Schedule” table. CRNs can be found on the course schedule with CRNs on the Law School web page under Registration.

Dropping Classes

You may drop courses by selecting “Dropped Course” in the “Action” column next to the appropriate course.

Don't Have the CRN?

If you don’t have the CRN of the course you wish to take, click on “Class Search.” Select “Law” as the subject and specify any other parameters you wish. Once you have found your desired course, you may click on the box to the left of the CRN and click “register” to add the course to your schedule.

Changing to Credit/No Credit

This cannot be updated via GWeb and must be done in the Records Office. However, once the change has been entered, you may confirm the grade mode by viewing on GWeb. When you are finished, review your schedule for accuracy. You may wish to print it out. If you have any questions, you may contact the Records Office at (202) 994-6261.

Troubleshooting GWeb

If you have trouble logging into GWeb, or if you have been locked out as a result of too many unsuccessful login attempts, please do the following:

Contact the IT Support Center by:

Phone: 202-994-GWIT (4948)

Email: [email protected]

The Student Accounts Office is committed to providing excellent service to students throughout their educational experience at the George Washington University. Visit their web site to find detailed information about your bill, learn about the variety of payment options, review tuition rates, or request an itemized statement for employer reimbursement.

Colonial Central
Ground Floor of the Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-7350

Payments may be made by using any of the methods below. 

Please note: The George Washington University does not accept payments over the phone.

The eBill System

Your Student Account eBill allows you to make payments 24 hours a day via electronic check or credit card.

Bank Wire Transfer

The university accepts bank wire transfers via the Student Account eBill solution. Payments made via the Student Account eBill solution will be reflected on your student account upon receipt of the wired funds.

Users paying in an accepted international currency will be able to lock in their exchange rate for 72 hours. Students and authorized users electing the wire payment method and selecting US Dollars as their currency option, regardless of the country of origin, will be assessed a non-refundable service fee of $20.  This fee will appear as a separate transaction on the transmission form. For directions on how to submit a bank wire transfer through the Student Account eBill, please see the following instrucitons:

Please note that international wires are not currently accepted from the following countries*: CubaNorth KoreaIranNorth SudanSouth Sudan, and the Crimea region of Ukraine.

*The countries listed here do not constitute a full or final list and may change at any time without prior notice to adhere to U.S. sanctions.

Electronic Check 

When making a payment using the electronic check payment method the user is prompted to enter a valid bank ABA Routing Number and Account number. By completing this payment process, the user is authorizing GW and its third party vendor to initiate a one-time Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit transaction from a designated checking or savings account to pay tuition, fees and other charges. Please note that corporate/business accounts cannot be used. Electronic check payments made through the eBill system will be reflected on the student’s account immediately. 

Credit Card

The university accepts credit card payments directly via the Student Account eBill solution. When making a payment using the credit card payment method, the user is prompted to enter a valid credit card information. By completing this payment process the user is authorizing GW and its third party vendor to initiate a one-time credit card payment to pay tuition, fees and other charges. The user is also authorizing GW’s payment processor to charge a 2.85% (minimum $3) non-refundable PayPath Payment Service fee.  This fee is assessed by our processor and will appear as a separate transaction of the cardholder’s monthly statement. Please read our Credit Card FAQ here. Credit card payments made via the Student Account eBill solution will be reflected on the student account immediately.

Please note that PayPath credit card transactions processed via the Student Account eBill solution cannot be cancelled or stopped once the payment has been submitted.


A chargeback is initiated when a cardholder contacts their bank or credit card company to dispute one or more debits on their statement.  If the credit card company finds the dispute to be in favor of the cardholder, the funds are debited from the university and credited to the cardholder’s bank or credit card account. If this occurs, the student account will be assessed the full amount of the chargeback.  In the case that a chargeback includes or is initiated for the non-refundable PayPath Payment Service fee, your student account will be assessed a charge in the amount of the PayPath Payment Service fee.  The PayPath Payment Service Fee is a charge assessed by GW’s payment processor, and the terms and conditions presented and agreed to by the cardholder or student at the time of the PayPath transaction state that the transaction is not refundable under any circumstances.  A copy of the original PayPath transaction receipt and confirmation page can be provided to you at your request.  The student is responsible for any account balance that becomes due as a result of a chargeback; any outstanding balance is also subject to late payment fees and finance charges

Payments outside of the eBill system

Check (Non-529 Plan)

The university accepts personal checks, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, and money orders. Checks should include the student’s GWID and payment coupon, which can be found at the top of the bill. Check payments can be dropped in the drop box safe in Colonial Central or mailed to:

The George Washington University
Lockbox #822543
525 Fellowship Road, Suite 330
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054-3415

Please be sure to write your student GWID on the check.  Payments made via check will be reflected on the student’s account when the payment is processed.

Directions for submitting 529 plan payments can be found on our 529 Plans page.


The university does not accept cash payments.

Returned Payments

If your payment is returned, a $35 Returned Payment Fee is automatically applied to your account. We also assess a financial hold on all returned payments. This hold can only be removed 10 business days after the outstanding balance has been paid in full.

The monthly payment plan enables students or their authorized users to pay current Fall and Spring semester tuition and fees in five equal payments per semester and current Summer semester tuition in three equal payments.  Payments must be scheduled on the 10th of each month in June through October for the Fall semester, November through March for the Spring semester and April through June for the Summer semester.  Enrollment is required for each semester in which you participate in the plan. Only one plan may be set up for the student per semester. The monthly payment plan option is interest-free as long as monthly payments are made on time and in full.  Failure to make payment for two consecutive months will result in the cancelation of the plan and the application of a $150 late fee.

Enrollment in a payment plan is restricted to students registered or planning to register for courses in the specified semester. 

You can enroll via the Student Accounts eBill. You can also download our tutorial on Enrolling in a Payment Plan in eBill (PDF).

Fall and Spring Semesters

Fall payments are paid from June to October. Spring payments are paid in November through March. To calculate their monthly payments, LLM and MSL students should consider the total tuition (24 credits x $2,225 per credit) of $53,400 and add the health insurance premium, if applicable, of $2,690.  Students who sign up after June or November 10th will need to make up any missed payments upon enrollment. The non-refundable setup fees and down payments are as follows:   

Enrollment Period Enrollment Fee Down Payment Scheduled Payments
05/11/19 – 06/29/19 $30 $0.00 (+ missed payment if enrolling after the 10th of June) 06/10, 07/10, 08/10, 9/10, 10/10
06/30/19 – 07/31/19 $50 20% of estimated charges (+ missed payment if enrolling after the 10th of July) 07/10, 08/10. 09/10, 10/10
08/01/19 – 08/25/19 $100 40% of estimated charges (+ missed payment if enrolling after the 10th of August) 08/10, 9/10, 10/10
08/26/19    Closed  


Important Considerations

The monthly payment plan setup fee is non-refundable.

Monthly payment plan payments must be scheduled at enrollment to automatically withdraw from the saved payment method on the 10th of each month. The monthly plan is interest-free if the sum of the payments covers the semester balance due to the George Washington University and payments are received by the 10th. Failure to do so will result in late payment fees and interest charges

When estimating charges for the Monthly Payment Plan, do not include Work Study awards; these funds are paid directly to the student and are not applied to the student account unless specifically authorized by the student via the online authorization formin GWeb. 

Automatic Plan Recalculations

After the start of the semester, the university will transition all initially estimated payment plans to plans that recalculate based on the actual student account balance. As the student’s registration is completed and/or changes subsequently, the payment plan will automatically recalculate the monthly installment amounts to equally distribute the updated account balance among the remaining scheduled payment plan installments. Payment plan installment amounts may increase or decrease depending on the account activity and subsequent recalculations. Participants will receive an automated email informing them of the new plan amount.

Participants who have scheduled their installments using a credit card via PayPathwill need to manually add a new payment method to the remaining installments in their new plan once the university transitions to plans based on actual student account balances. If a payment method is not added to these remaining installments, they will fail to process, and you will be delinquent on your payment plan. You can download our tutorial on Adding a New Payment Method to a Payment Plan Installment (PDF).

The Student Accounts Office accepts authorizations from third party sponsors to invoice the sponsor directly for the tuition and related charges of the sponsored student. A third party sponsor is an embassy, government agency, or private company that pays all, or a portion, of a student’s invoice directly to the university. The payment must be unconditional; it cannot be contingent on academic performance or employee reimbursement policies.  Please note that any portion of the student's bill not covered by the third party is due by the first day of the semester in order to avoid any late fees and interest. Authorizations must also cover the entire semester term.


Authorizations must be on sponsor letterhead and include:

  • Sponsor name, billing address, and telephone number
  • Student’s name
  • Student's GWid
  • Dollar amount and definition of fees and charges to be paid

Authorization Deadlines

  • Spring 2019 - Due by January 18, 2019
  • Summer 2019 - Due by May 24, 2019
  • Fall 2019 - Due by August 30, 2019
  • Spring 2020 - Due by January 17, 2020

Please note: Authorizations submitted after the deadline are subject to a Third Party Late Charge.

Authorizations should be sent to:

The George Washington University
Student Accounts Office
Attn: Third Party Billing
45155 Research Place, Suite 250
Ashburn, VA 20147

Fax: 703-723-3482
Phone: 202-994-7350
Email:  [email protected]

Third party sponsors will be invoiced in October, February and June, for the Fall,  Spring and Summer semesters, respectively. The extension of credit by the university for an anticipated third party payment does not relieve a student from any financial responsibilities to the university. If the sponsor’s authorization does not pay the balance in full, the student is responsible for payment of any outstanding balance by the statement due date. If payment is not received from the sponsor, then the student will be held liable for all charges and any interest that may have accrued on the account.

Students seeking reimbursement from their employers should refer to Employer Reimbursement.


The payment of tuition and all other applicable fees becomes your obligation upon registration at The George Washington University (“the University”). Payment is ordinarily due no later than the first day of each semester. These terms constitute part of your agreement to pay tuition and fees to GW, and they become fully operational upon your registration at GW.

In accordance with the Federal Truth-in-Lending Act, this statement discloses of the terms and conditions governing the payment of these obligations and the method of calculating any applicable Finance Charges. Thus, students and parents should read carefully the following disclosures, terms and conditions, and we recommend that you keep this document for your own reference. In this document the words “we,” ”our,” and “us” refer to The George Washington University. The words “you” and “your” refer to you (the student, and also any responsible parent(s) and other payor(s)).

Payment and Credit Terms

Payment is ordinarily due no later than the first day of each semester.

Your Bill – Bills are generally rendered on a monthly basis. Payment is due on or before the due date printed on the bill. The due date is usually 15 days after the closing date printed on the bill. If we receive your full payment on or before the due date, no finance charge will be imposed. A finance charge will be assessed if any balance remains unpaid as of the due date. A late payment fee of $75.00 may also be assessed each month that the account has an overdue outstanding balance. We will assume that your statement is correct and that you agree to pay the amount due if you do not write us a letter telling us you think there has been an error within 60 days after you receive the first statement on which the disputed amount appears.

Addresses and Notice - You agree to keep us informed of any change in your address. If we mail you a letter, notice, or statement to the last address you have given us, you agree that you will be bound by the information contained in that mailing. All notices or letters sent to us regarding your account must be sent to: The George Washington University, Student Accounts Services, 800 21st Street, NW, Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20052.

The addresses on your student account are your responsibility. To change the billing address on your account you may contact either the Office of the Registrar or Student Account Services. Statements will be mailed to the permanent address unless another billing address is specified. Finance charges will not be cancelled for improper addresses supplied by you or for your failure to properly and timely provide an updated or correct address.

Periodic Rate - The periodic rate is calculated by taking number of days since the previous billing date, divided by 365, times the annual percentage rate of 12%.

Finance Charge - A finance charge will be assessed if any balance remains unpaid as of the due date stated on each statement you receive. Such finance charge will appear on the next statement, and it is calculated as follows: we figure the finance charge on your account by applying the Periodic Rate to the "adjusted balance" of your account. We get the "adjusted balance" by taking the balance you 61 owed at the end of the previous billing cycle and subtracting any payments and credits received during the present billing cycle.

Not Secured Credit – Your account is not secured credit.

Your Billing Rights

Notice - If you think your bill is wrong, or if you need more information about a transaction on your bill, write us at: The George Washington University, Student Accounts Services, 800 21st Street, NW, Ground Flr, Washington, DC 20052. Write to us as soon as possible. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent you the first bill on which the error or problem appeared. You can telephone us, but doing so will not preserve your rights.

In your letter, give us the following information:

  • Your name and account number.
  • The dollar amount of the suspected error.
  • Describe the error and explain, if you can, why you believe there is an error. If you need more information, describe the item about which you have a question.

Your Rights and Our Responsibilities After We Receive Your Written Notice – We must acknowledge your letter within 30 days from our receipt of your letter unless we have corrected the error by then. Within 90 days from our receipt of your letter, we must either correct the error or explain why we believe the bill was correct.

After we receive your letter, we cannot try to collect any amount you question, or report you as delinquent. We can continue to bill you for the amount you question, including finance charges. You do not have to pay any questioned amount while we are investigating, but you are still obligated to pay the parts of your bill that are not in question.

If we find that we have made a mistake on your bill, you will not have to pay any finance charges related to any questioned amount. If we didn’t make a mistake, you may have to pay finance charges, and you will have to make up any missed payments on the questioned amount. In either case, we will send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date that it is due.

If you fail to pay the amount that we think you owe, we may report you as delinquent. However, if our explanation does not satisfy you and you write to us within ten days telling us that you still refuse to pay, we must tell anyone we report you to that you have a question about your bill. And, in such circumstances, we must tell you the name of anyone we reported you to, and we must tell anyone to whom we report you as delinquent that the matter has been settled between us when it finally is.

If we don’t follow these rules, we can’t collect the first $50 of the questioned amount, even if your bill was correct. If there are any questions on this document, please call the Student Accounts Services Office at 202-994-7350.