Georgetown Student Mental Health Fund

What is it?

This fund was created to help offset the cost of mental health care for Georgetown undergraduate or graduate students referred out from our Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) office for ongoing mental health treatment in the community setting. The fund was inaugurated by an initiative led by the Georgetown Undergraduate Student Association (GUSA) and the Office of Student Affairs in 2018 with initial seed money coming from GUSA and an anonymous donor.  Additional funding to expand this program to graduate students was donated by the Georgetown University Graduate Student Government (GradGov) in the spring of 2019.

Why was this fund created?

This fund was created to address the financial challenges faced by students in accessing off-campus mental health services.  University mental health services, by design, work on a short-term model, and students with complex needs or needs for long-term therapy are sometimes referred to off-campus therapists and psychiatrists.  The intent of this fund is to help offset some of the cost of obtaining treatment for students who have financial need.

Where does funding come from?

There are two different pools of money.  One is for undergraduates and the other is for students whose programs report to the Graduate School (i.e., not the Law Center or the Medical School). While the application process and application review committee are the same for graduate and undergraduate students, the sources of the funding differ.  Undergraduate students whose applications are successful will only be able draw from the undergraduate pool of money and graduate student applicants will only be able to draw from the graduate pool of money. Please be advised that the total amount of money in these funds is quite limited and will only be available until the funds are depleted.

Additional information about the fund can be found in the FAQ document linked below. 

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How to Apply

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