Pregnant and parenting students have rights under the Title IX federal law related to extracurriculars, absences, medical leave, and so on. George Mason has an office dedicated to assisting students in understanding their rights.
Our Community Resources page contains a list of affordable childcare providers in the area, including nonprofit centers, Virginia Head Start, Virginia Preschool Initiative, city and county programs, and a state-wide search engine. The Common Help application listed on our Financial Assistance page under Government Assistance, allows eligible families to apply for funding to assist with childcare payments.
The university does not provide family housing; only Mason students may reside in the residence halls. However, Mason does assist students in finding off-campus housing.
On our Financial Assistance page you will find a listing of scholarships either specific to or relevant to student parents.
Our Community Resources page lists various community organizations that assist families temporarily struggling financially with children’s items and basic needs.