Visit Colonial Central

Colonial Central is a hub for student financial and registration services, bringing together the offices of Student Financial Assistance, Student Accounts, Registrarand Military & Veteran Student Services in a friendly, centralized, service-culture setting. Colonial Central's Financial Services Counselors are cross-trained to assist you with your financial aid and billing questions. Several of our Financial Services Counselors are Notary Publics who can notarize GW-related business documents for students only. For other notaries on campus, please see this list (PDF)

If you are a departmental depositor, please visit our Department Deposit page for deposit instructions and guidance. 

In Person

Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
Ground Floor
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Meet our friendly and helpful staff!

First Time Visiting Us?

Watch this video on how to navigate our electronic check-in system.


Hours of Operation

Colonial Central is open until 7pm, Monday through Thursday, during the first two weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters to make sure we are available to help you with your time-sensitive financial aid, billing, and registration questions. Please note that we will not be open on university holidays.

After the first two weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters, our year-round schedule is:

  • 9:00am to 5:00pm -- Monday through Friday

By Phone

Reach us via phone at 202-994-9000 during these hours of operation:

  • 8:30am to 5:00pm -- Monday through Thursday
  • 9:00am to 4:45pm on Friday