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George Mason Discount Page

Mason supports your financial well-being! Click on the green headers below to view the discounts you receive as a Mason employee.

Don't forget the discounts offered to all state employees by the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM).

The offers and discounts on the life/work pages are for George Mason faculty and staff only (unless specifically designated otherwise).

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For information on discount vendor procedures, please see the Vendor Solicitation Procedure.

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Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Complimentary Subscription to Sittercity and Years Ahead

Through the Bright Horizons Care Advantage program, faculty, staff, and graduate students have a complimentary subscription to Sittercity and Years Ahead.

Sittercity is a comprehensive database of in-home caregivers for child care, pet care, home care, and tutoring. Years Ahead is a senior care resource that can assist you in developing a plan to care for an aging loved one.1

You can register for these services at Mason's program page.

1Eldercare resource and referral is also available through the life/work team.  Details at


Important note: Mason does not own, sponsor, or endorse Bright Horizons Care Advantage. It is your responsibility to carefully screen and check the references of any caregivers, including those who are listed on Bright Horizons Care Advantage, before you retain their services.


Potomac Arts Academy

10% Off

Save money on creative and exciting arts classes for you and your family through Mason's Potomac Arts Academy! Current Mason faculty and staff receive 10% off any class or summer program (excluding private music lessons, aftercare, and summer teacher training programs).

To view the current schedule, visit  After you find a class you like, call their offices at 703-993-9889 to receive your discount.



Special 2019 Summer Camp Offer: $60 off registration until May 1, 2019

STEM exCEL is offering an early bird registration discount for their 2019 Summer Camps at the Fairfax City Enrichment Center. Early bird registration is available until May 1, 2019 and includes a $60 discount on tuition. 

In addition to the $60 discount, you can use code GMUparent at checkout to receive an additional 10% off.

Visit the 2019 Summer Camps page for a list of camps in the area. The additional 10% GMU discount applies to camps at the Fairfax City Enrichment Center.

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10% Off

STEM exCEL offers classes in 3D printing, programming, digital art, game design, fashion illustration, and much more. Parents at Mason can use a discount for all at-school enrichment courses and all services at the Fairfax City Enrichment Center.  

Use GMUparent as the coupon code at checkout for 10% off. 

If you have any questions, please email or call 571-349-0048.


Westminster School/George Mason Collaboration Merit Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity

Westminster School offers a scholarship opportunity to the children/grandchildren of Mason faculty and staff. The renewable Merit Scholarship is in the amount of $8,000 per year and is open to new students entering grades 3 – 7. Westminster School is an independent school located in Annandale, VA.

For more information, please visit the Westminster Merit Scholarship page.


George Mason Life/Work compiles these resources and programs for use as referral only. Mason does not recommend or endorse any company or organization listed. By providing this information, the university assumes no financial or other responsibility for any relationship established by and between any company or organization listed on the Life/Work website and any other individual.

The offers and discounts on the Life/Work pages are for George Mason faculty and staff only (unless specifically designated otherwise).