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 Student Services Specialists are cross-trained to assist you with your financial aid, registration and billing questions. Several of our Specialists 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 from 9am until 7pm, Monday through Thursday, during the first week 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 week of the Fall and Spring semesters, our year-round schedule is:

  • 9:00am to 5:00pm -- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • 10:00am to 5:00pm -- Wednesday

By Phone

Reach us via phone at 202-994-9000 during these hours of operation until September 28, 2018: (Effective on October 1, 2018, we will begin receiving phone calls on the same operational schedule as Colonial Central.)

  • 8:30am to 5:00pm -- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • 10:00am to 5:00pm -- Wednesday
  • 9:00am to 4:45pm -- Friday