Cost of Attendance

Main Campus

Financial Assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. The following provides estimated costs for new undergraduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Estimated costs vary by location and program.

Main Campus - Classes entering Fall 2020 or Spring 2021

Budget Component

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

Tuition

$58,550

$58,550

$58,550

Student Association Fee

$90

$90

$90

Matriculation Fee

$350

$350

$350

Room & Board

$14,711

$14,711

$5,000

Books/Supplies

$1,400

$1,400

$1,400

Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses

$1,525

$1,525

$1,525

Transportation

$1,075

$1,075

$1,075

Total

$77,701

$77,701

$67,990

Notes:

  • Undergraduates registered for less than 12 credit hours in a semester are considered part time and are charged at the current undergraduate per credit rate of $1,675.
  • Students registered for more than 18 credits per semester will be charged at the current undergraduate per credit hour rate of $1,675 for each credit exceeding that limit. SEAS students may take up to 19 credits with no additional tuition charge.
  • The matriculation fee is a one-time charge for new students.
  • The Room and Board estimated allowance is the average cost for first year students. Students who opt for a higher room option will be responsible to cover this extra expense from their own resources, or a PLUS/alternative loan option.  Information about Residence Hall rates is available at https://living.gwu.edu/2020-2021-rates. Undergraduate students living in GW residence halls will be assigned a Dining Plan based upon the availability of a kitchen in a student's housing assignment.  Information about GW Dining is available at https://dining.gwu.edu/.
    • All 1st year, sophomores, and juniors are required to live on campus. Students within commuting distance of campus may apply for a housing waiver through GW Housing.
  • Students may expect to pay an average of $1,400 for books and supplies and $1,525 for personal/ miscellaneous expenses (supplemental food costs, laundry, entertainment, etc.) for an average total of $2,925. 

Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN)

Financial Assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. The following provides estimated costs for new undergraduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Estimated costs vary by location and program. The cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and an allowance for personal and living expenses.  The COA includes transportation costs intended to cover the cost of getting to and from school and related offsite locations; however it does not include an allowance for car payments.  Students are charged for a maximum of 12 credits each semester.

ABSN Cohorts and Academic Years

The cohort a student is in will impact the structure / schedule of financial assistance they receive within each academic year. Academic years for financial assistance purposes consist of fall, spring and summer semesters (in that order). The following outlines how each cohort’s semesters fall within the two academic years of the ABSN program to assist students in financial planning.



Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN) - Classes entering Fall 2020

Budget Component

Year One

Year Two

Fall, Spring, Summer

Fall

Tuition

$59,400

$19,800

Fees

$1,622

$350

Books & Supplies

$2,100

$700

Room & Board

$22,867

$8,575

Personal

$2,567

$963

Transportation

$1,433

$538

Total

$89,989

$30,926

Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN) - Classes entering Spring 2021

Budget Component

Year One

Spring, Summer

Tuition

$39,600

Fees

$1,272

Books & Supplies

$1,400

Room & Board

$14,292

Personal

$1,605

Transportation

$896

Total

$59,065

Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student.
  • Tuition is capped at 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Health Insurance costs are not included automatically but can be added in upon request by completing the Cost of Attendance Appeal section of the Undergraduate Change Form.
  • Undergraduate Change Form is used to request consideration that additional expenses (e.g. higher room and board estimates) are included in the COA.  Please refer to that form for documentation requirements.

Fees include:

  • NCLEX Review Fee of $150 per semester. Lab Fee of $200 per semester
  • One time Criminal Background Check and Immunization Fee of $122 (first semester only)
  • One time Health Assessment Equipment Fee of $220 (first semester only)
  • One time Neehr Perfect Subscription of $155 (first semester only)
  • One time Orientation Fee of $75 (first semester only)

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate Program

Financial Assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. The following provides estimated costs for new undergraduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Estimated costs vary by location and program. The cost of attendance includes tuition, books, supplies and an allowance for personal and living expenses.  The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate Program is taught over a 12 month period (total of 3 semesters).

Entry Terms and Academic Years

The entry term will impact the structure / schedule of financial assistance within each academic year. Academic years for financial assistance purposes consist of fall, spring and summer semesters (in that order).  The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate Program begins in the summer; therefore the following outlines the two academic year costs to assist students in financial planning.

 
 
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program - Classes entering Summer 2020

Budget Component

2020-2021 AY

Fall, Spring

Tuition

$28,774

Books & Supplies

$1,400

Room & Board

$17,150

Personal

$1,925

Transportation

$1,075

Total

$50,324

 
Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student.
  • The 12 month tuition cost is $43,160, this includes laboratory fees and the MCAT2020 preparatory course. 
  • One-time enrollment fee of $500 for the first semester.

 

College of Professional Studies

Financial Assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. The following provides estimated costs for new undergraduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Estimated costs vary by location and program.

Budget Component

Amount

Tuition

$895 per credit

Fees

$290

Books/Supplies

$1,400

Room & Board

$17,150

Personal/Miscellaneous

$1,925

Transportation

$1,075

Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student for one academic year (fall and spring semesters).

Fees include:

  • Student Association Fee of $3.00 per credit to a maximum of $90 for Fall/Spring
  • One time orientation fee of $200 (first semester only)

Online Learning

Financial Assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. The following provides estimated costs for new undergraduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Estimated costs vary by location and program.

Budget Component

Amount

Tuition

Dependent on Program

Fees

$70

Books/Supplies

$58 per credit

Room & Board

$17,150

Personal/Miscellaneous $1,925
Transportation $1,075
Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student for one academic year (fall and spring semesters).
  • Tuition amount is dependent on the program. 

Fees include:

  • Registration fee of $35 per semester

Main Campus

Financial assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. Review the estimated costs based on the year the student entered GW. Estimated costs vary by academic year and program.

Main Campus - Classes Entering Fall 2019 or Spring 2020

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

Tuition

$56,845

$56,845

$56,845

Student Association fee

$90

$90

$90

Books/Supplies

$1,400

$1,400

$1,400

Room & Board

$18,500

$17,150

$5,000

Personal

$1,525

$1,525

$1,525

Transportation

$1,075

$1,075

$1,075

Total:

$79,435

$78,085

$65,935


Main Campus - Classes Entering Fall 2018 or Spring 2019

 

 

ON CAMPUS

OFF CAMPUS

AT HOME

Tuition

$55,140

$55,140

$55,140

Student Association fee

$90

$90

$90

Books/Supplies

$1,400

$1,400

$1,400

Room & Board

$18,500

$17,150

$5,000

Personal

$1,525

$1,525

$1,525

Transportation

$1,075

$1,075

$1,075

Total:

$77,730

$76,380

$64,230


Main Campus - Classes Entering Fall 2017 or Spring 2018

 

 

ON CAMPUS

OFF CAMPUS

AT HOME

Tuition

$53,435

$53,435

$53,435

Student Association fee

$90

$90

$90

Books/Supplies

$1,400

$1,400

$1,400

Room & Board

$18,500

$17,150

$5,000

Personal

$1,525

$1,525

$1,525

Transportation

$1,075

$1,075

$1,075

Total:

$76,025

$74,675

$62,525

 

Main Campus - Classes Entering Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

 

 

ON CAMPUS

OFF CAMPUS

AT HOME

Tuition

$51,875

$51,875

$51,875

Student Association fee

$90

$90

$90

Books/Supplies

$1,400

$1,400

$1,400

Room & Board

$18,500

$17,150

$5,000

Personal

$1,525

$1,525

$1,525

Transportation

$1,075

$1,075

$1,075

Total:

$74,465

$73,115

$60,965


Notes:

  • Full time undergraduates on the main campus who entered GW prior to the Fall 2020 are charged at a guaranteed, fixed tuition rate for up to 10 consecutive semesters. The student must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and register for at least 12 credits per semester. The rate is determined by the semester and year entered into the university.
    • Undergraduates registered for less than 12 credit hours in a semester are considered part time and are charged at the current undergraduate per credit rate of $1,675.
    • Students registered for more than 18 credits per semester will be charged at the current undergraduate per credit hour rate of $1,675 for each credit exceeding that limit. SEAS students may take up to 19 credits with no additional tuition charge.
    • Students who entered GW prior to the Fall 2016 are charged the new student tuition rate of $58,550 for FT or $1,675 per credit for PT.
  • The Room & Board allowance reflects an average of housing and board costs.  On campus room and board rates vary upon the room location, configuration, and whether or not the living assignment has a kitchen. Review the complete range of room and board options at https://living.gwu.edu/2020-2021-rates.
  • Transportation figure includes average subsidy toward the cost of two round trips for non-local students.
  • Students may expect to pay an average of $1,400 for books and supplies and $1,525 for personal/ miscellaneous expenses (supplemental food costs, laundry, entertainment, etc.) for an average total of $2,925.  

 

Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN)

Financial assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. Review the estimated costs based on the year the student entered GW. Estimated costs vary by academic year and program. The cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and an allowance for personal and living expenses.  The COA includes transportation costs intended to cover the cost of getting to and from school and related offsite locations; however it does not include an allowance for car payments.  Students are charged for a maximum of 12 credits each semester.

ABSN Cohorts and Academic Years

The cohort the student is in will impact the structure / schedule of financial assistance they receive within each academic year. Academic years for financial assistance purposes consist of fall, spring and summer semesters (in that order). The following outlines the cost for the second academic year of the program. 

Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN) - Classes entering Fall 2019

Budget Component

Fall

Tuition

$18,900

Fees

$350

Books & Supplies

$700

Room & Board

$8,575

Personal

$963

Transportation

$538

Total

$30,026

Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN) - Classes entering Spring 2020

Budget Component

Fall, Spring

Tuition

$37,800

Fees

$700

Books & Supplies

$1,400

Room & Board

$17,150

Personal

$1,925

Transportation

$1,075

Total

$60,050

Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN) - Classes entering Summer 2020

Budget Component

Fall, Spring, Summer

Tuition

$59,400

Fees

$1,050

Books & Supplies

$2,100

Room & Board

$22,867

Personal

$2,567

Transportation

$1,433

Total

$89,417

 
Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student.
  • Tuition is capped at 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Health Insurance costs are not included automatically but can be added in upon request by completing the Cost of Attendance Appeal section of the Undergraduate Change Form.
  • Undergraduate Change Form is used to request consideration that additional expenses (e.g. higher room and board estimates) are included in the COA.  Please refer to that form for documentation requirements.

Fees include:

  • NCLEX Review Fee $150 per semester
  • Lab Fee of $200 per semester

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate Program

Financial assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. Review the estimated costs based on the year the student entered GW. Estimated costs vary by academic year and program. The cost of attendance includes tuition, books, supplies and an allowance for personal and living expenses. The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate Program is taught over a 12 month period (total of 3 semesters). 

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program - Classes entering Summer 2020

Budget Component

2020-2021 AY

Fall, Spring

Tuition

$28,774

Books & Supplies

$1,400

Room & Board

$17,150

Personal

$1,925

Transportation

$1,075

Total

$50,324

 
Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student.
  • The 12 month tuition cost is $43,160 ($14,387 per semester), this includes laboratory fees and the MCAT2020 preparatory course. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $500 for the first semester. 

 

College of Professional Studies

Financial assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. Review the estimated costs based on the year the student entered GW. Estimated costs vary by academic year and program. Amounts listed below reflect the costs for one academic year (fall and spring semesters).

Budget Component

Amount

Tuition

$895 per credit

Fees

$90

Books/Supplies

$1,400

Room & Board

$17,150

Personal/Miscellaneous

$1,925

Transportation

$1,075

 
Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student for one academic year (fall and spring semesters).
  • Fees include:
  • Student Association Fee of $3 per credit to a maximum of $90 for Fall/Spring

 

Online Learning

Financial Assistance is awarded to cover educational costs within a specific academic year. The following provides estimated costs for undergraduate students enrolled in online learning programs for the 2020-2021 academic year. Estimated costs vary by location and program.

Budget Component

Amount

Tuition

Dependent on Program

Fees

$70

Books/Supplies

$58 per credit

Room & Board

$17,150

Personal/Miscellaneous

$1,925

Transportation

$1,075

 
Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student for one academic year (fall and spring semesters).
  • Tuition amount is dependent on the program.
  • Fees include:
  • Registration Fee of $35 per semester

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget constructed to approximate the expenses which a student will incur that are directly related to enrollment. When a student submits a FAFSA, we create a basic COA based on half-time enrollment and estimated tuition charges. If additional funds are needed outside of what is originally awarded, we can increase the tuition and fees portion of the student’s budget to match actual charges. COA components for students enrolled at least half-time include:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Living Expenses
  • Personal Expenses which includes an allowance for Health Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous Expenses

The COA for students enrolled less than half-time who are applying for a private alternative loans, does not include living expenses. This is based on current federal regulations. 

Students who have dependent child care costs, are paying more than the included Health Insurance allowance, are taking a Study Abroad class, or have unreimbursed Medical Expenses, may appeal the Cost of Attendance by submitting a written letter of explanation. Documentation of additional expenses must be included with the letter along with a new Supplemental Graduate Loan Questionnaire requesting the additional loan amount the student is interested in borrowing. In addition, we will include a one-time only purchase of a new computer of up to $1,500. Students interested in this allowance must purchase the computer and submit a copy of the receipt and letter of appeal along with a new Supplemental Graduate Loan Questionnaire for reimbursement.

An allowance for off-campus housing is included in the standard budget. Tuition and fees are based on the University's academic year rates. Transportation, personal expenses, and books and supplies are estimated figures based on area trends, and in some cases, derived from data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students who obtain campus based housing will have the same allowances as students living off-campus.

A GW graduate student's Cost of Attendance will be further contingent upon four specific factors:

  • The student's program of study
  • The GW cost per credit hour for the student's program of study
  • The number of credit hours for which the student is registered
  • The number of months in the student’s loan period

There is no standard tuition rate for GW graduate students. The amount of tuition you will be billed is dependent upon the campus(es) of enrollment, the number of credits enrolled in each semester, as well as the current tuition rate for the semester in question. Please be aware that most programs increase tuition costs as approved by the Board of Trustees starting with each summer semester. As a result, students may be charged slightly more tuition in the summer than was paid during the fall and spring. However, there are some programs that have a fixed tuition rate and students enrolled in these programs will be charged the same amount each semester regardless of the number of credit hours or which Academic Year in which enrolled. Complete tuition schedules are available online at the Student Accounts Office website.

The following chart delineates examples of Cost of Attendance budgets for full-time enrollment (9 credits per semester) and half-time enrollment (6 academic credits per semester) covering the fall and spring semesters. Tuition in these examples is based on $1,825 per credit hour. Fees are assessed at $3.00 per credit hour.

For planning purposes, you can use the COA worksheet (Excel Spreadsheet) to create an estimated Cost of Attendance based on a specific loan period, tuition rate and campus of attendance.


2020-2021 COST OF ATTENDANCE BUDGET EXAMPLES

 

FULL-TIME

(9 Credits Per Semester)

PART-TIME

(6 Credits Per Semester)

 

FALL

SPRING

TOTAL

FALL

SPRING

TOTAL

Tuition and Fees

$16,425

$16,425

$32,850

$10,950

$10,950

$21,900

Living Expenses

$10,400

$13,000

$23,400

$10,400

$13,000

$23,400

Books and Supplies

$900

$900

$1,800

$600

$600

$1,200

Transportation

$550

$550

$1,100

$550

$550

$1,100

Personal Expenses

$2,100

$2,625

$4,725

$2,100

$2,625

$4,725

TOTAL

$30,375

$33,500

$63,875

$24,600

$27,725

$52,325