Cost of Attendance

Main Campus

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 2016-2017 academic year. Estimated costs vary by location and program.

Main Campus - Classes entering Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

Budget Component

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

Tuition

$51,875

$51,875

$51,875

Student Association Fee

$75

$75

$75

Matriculation Fee

$350

$350

$350

Room & Board

$12,500

$12,500

$5,000

Books/Supplies

$1,275

$1,275

$1,275

Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

Transportation

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Total

$68,625

$68,625

$61,125

Notes:

  • All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are required to live on campus. Students within commuting distance of campus may apply for a housing waiver through GW Housing.
  • New entering GW students will pay this fixed tuition rate for up to a total of 10 consecutive semesters as long as the student maintains full-time continuous enrollment. The full-time tuition rate covers costs for 12-17 hours per semester.
  • $1,475 is the per credit hour rate for less than 12 credits per semester for all undergraduates.  Undergraduates exceeding 17 credits in a semester will be charged extra on a per credit basis (19 credits is the maximum for SEAS students and students in the Honors Program)
  • The matriculation fee is only charged for new students.
  • The Room calculation reflects an estimated cost of $8,600 for the year, with freshman housing ranging from $8,500 to $12,500. Students who opt for a higher room option will be responsible to cover this extra expense from his/her own resources, or a PLUS/alternative loan option. Board reflects an estimated minimum Colonial Cash plan for dining of $3,900 for the year.  Please refer to http://living.gwu.edu/dining for the complete range of meal plan options and costs.
  • Students may expect to pay an average of $1,275 for books and supplies and $1,500 for personal/ miscellaneous expenses (supplemental food costs, laundry, entertainment, etc.) for an average total of $2,775. Many of these expenses can be managed through the Colonial Cash plan.
  • Students in the Allied Health program have a flat tuition rate of $35,400 (regardless of entry date).

Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN)

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 2016-2017 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 2016

Budget Component

Year One

Year Two

Fall, Spring, Summer

Fall

Tuition

$46,260

$15,420

Fees

$1,562

$330

Books & Supplies

$1,913

$637

Room & Board

$22,087

$8,283

Personal

$2,533

$950

Transportation

$1,400

$525

Total

$75,755

$26,145
Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN) - Classes entering Spring 2017

Budget Component

Year One

Year Two

Spring, Summer

Fall, Spring

Tuition

$30,840

$30,840

Fees

$1,232

$660

Books & Supplies

$1,275

$1,275

Room & Board

$13,805

$16,565

Personal

$1,583

$1,900

Transportation

$875

$1050

Total

$49,610

$52,290
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 $130 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

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 2016-2017 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 following outlines how the entry terms for this program fall within one or two academic years to assist students in financial planning.

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program - Classes entering Fall 2016

Budget Component

2016-2017 AY

Fall, Spring, Summer

Tuition

$39,500

Books & Supplies

$1,913

Room & Board

$22,087

Personal

$2,533

Transportation

$1,400

Total

$67,433

 
 
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program - Classes entering Spring 2017

Budget Component

2016-2017 AY

2017-2018 AY

Spring, Summer

Fall

Tuition

$26,334

$13,167

Books & Supplies

$1,275

$638

Room & Board

$13,805

$8,283

Personal

$1,583

$950

Transportation

$875

$525

Total

$43,872

$23,563
 
Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student.
  • The 12 month tuition cost is $39,500 ($13,167 per semester), this includes laboratory fees and the MCAT2016 preparatory course offered by the Princeton Review. 

College of Professional Studies

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 2016-2017 academic year. Estimated costs vary by location and program.

Budget Component

Amount

Tuition

$685 per credit

Fees

$275

Books/Supplies

$1,275

Room & Board

$16,565

Personal/Miscellaneous

$1,900

Transportation

$1,050

Notes:
  • Amounts listed above reflect the costs for one academic year (fall and spring semesters). 

Fees include:

  • Student Association Fee of $2.50 per credit to a maximum of $75 for Fall/Spring
  • One time orientation fee of $200 (first semester only)

Online Learning

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 2016-2017 academic year. Estimated costs vary by location and program.

Budget Component

Amount

Tuition

Dependent on Program

Fees

$70

Online Learning Expenses

$5,000

Books/Supplies

$53 per credit

Notes:
  • Online Learning Expenses is based on number of months therefore summer expenses would include an allowance of $1,667
  • Tuition amount is dependent on the program. Undergraduate programs are:
  • Undergraduate Students in all schools but Health Sciences and School of Nursing are charged $570 per credit.
  • School of Nursing A.D. to B.S. in Nursing are charged $610 per credit.
  • Health Science Programs:
    • Health Sciences programs for active-duty military tuition is $250 per credit.
    • All other Health Sciences programs tuition is $570 per credit.

Fees include:

  • Registration fee of $35 per semester
  • Online Learning Expenses is based on number of months therefore summer expenses would include an allowance of $1,667

Main Campus

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 2015 or Spring 2016

 

 

ON CAMPUS

OFF CAMPUS

AT HOME

Tuition

$50,367

$50,367

$50,367

Student Association fee

$68

$68

$68

Books/Supplies

$1,275

$1,275

$1,275

Room & Board

$16,565

$15,500

$5,000

Personal

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

Transportation

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Total:

$70,825

$69,760

$59,260

 

Main Campus - Classes Entering Fall 2014 or Spring 2015

 

 

ON CAMPUS

OFF CAMPUS

AT HOME

Tuition

$48,700

$48,700

$48,700

Student Association fee

$68

$68

$68

Books/Supplies

$1,275

$1,275

$1,275

Room & Board

$16,565

$15,500

$5,000

Personal

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

Transportation

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Total:

$69,158

$68,093

$57,593

 

Main Campus - Classes Entering Fall 2013 or Spring 2014

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

Tuition

$47,290

$47,290

$47,290

Student Association fee

$68

$68

$68

Books/Supplies

$1,275

$1,275

$1,275

Room & Board

$16,565

$15,500

$5,000

Personal

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

Transportation

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Total:

$66,748

$66,683

$55,033

Notes:

  • Students who entered GW in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 are charged Tuition of $45,735 plus $1.50 per credit (capped at $45) for the SA Fee.
  • The full-time tuition rate covers costs for 12-17 hours per semester.   Undergraduates exceeding 17 credits in a semester will be charged extra on a per credit basis (18 credits is the maximum for SEAS students and students in the Honors program).
  • $1,475 is the per credit hour rate for less than 12 credits per semester for all undergraduates.
  • The Room and Board figure includes estimated meal plan of $3,900 per year. Review the complete range of meal plan options and costs.
  • Transportation figure includes average subsidy toward the cost of two round trips for non-local students.
  • Students may expect to pay an average of $1,275 for books and supplies and $1,500 for personal/ miscellaneous expenses (supplemental food costs, laundry, entertainment, etc.) for an average total of $2,775.   Many of these expenses can be managed through the Colonial Cash plan.

Corcoran College of Art and Design

Corcoran College of Art and Design

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.

Students admitted to the Corcoran College of Art for or prior to Fall of 2016

 

 

ON CAMPUS

OFF CAMPUS

AT HOME

Tuition

$33,935

$33,935

$33,935

General Fee

$200

$200

$200

Books/Supplies

$1,275

$1,275

$1,275

Room & Board

$16,565

$15,500

$5,000

Personal

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

Transportation

$1,050

$1,050

$1,050

Total:

$54,525

$53,460

$42,960

Notes

  • The full-time tuition rate covers costs for 12-17 hours per semester.
  • $1,132.50 is the per credit hour rate for less than 12 credits per semester for undergraduates in the Corcoran School of Art and Design.  Undergraduates exceeding 17 credits in a semester will be charged extra on a per credit basis.
  • The Room and Board figure includes estimated meal plan of $3,900 per year. Review the complete range of meal plan options and costs.

Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN)

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 2015

Budget Component

Year Two

Fall

Tuition

$14,400

Fees

$330

Books & Supplies

$638

Room & Board

$8,283

Personal

$950

Transportation

$525

Total

$25,126

Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN) - Classes entering Spring 2016

Budget Component

Year Two

Fall, Spring

Tuition

$28,800

Fees

$660

Books & Supplies

$1,275

Room & Board

$16,565

Personal

$1,900

Transportation

$1,050

Total

$50,250

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 $130 per semester
  • Lab Fee of $200 per semester

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate Program

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). 

 

Budget Component

2016-2017 AY

Fall, Spring

Tuition

$26,334

Books & Supplies

$1,275

Room & Board

$16,565

Personal

$1,900

Transportation

$1,050

Total

$47,124

Notes:
  • The figures above represent a sample cost of attendance for an independent student.
  • The 12 month tuition cost is $39,500 ($13,167 per semester), this includes laboratory fees and the MCAT2016 preparatory course offered by the Princeton Review. 

College of Professional Studies

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

$685 per credit

Fees

$68

Books/Supplies

$1,275

Room & Board

$16,565

Personal/Miscellaneous

$1,900

Transportation

$1,050

Notes:
  • Amounts listed above reflect the costs for one academic year (fall and spring semesters).
  • Fees include:
  • Student Association Fee of $2.25 per credit to a maximum of $67.50 for Fall/Spring

Online Learning

Online Learning

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 for students in undergraduate Online Learning programs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and an allowance for personal expenses. The cost of attendance does not include living expenses for these applicants. Costs are dependent upon the number of credits the student enrolls in.

Budget Component

Amount

Tuition

Dependent on Program

Fees

$70

DE On Campus Expenses

$5,000

Books/Supplies

$53 per credit

Notes:
  • Tuition amount is dependent on the program. Undergraduate Programs are:
  • Undergraduate Students in all schools but Health Sciences and School of Nursing are charged $570 per credit.
  • School of Nursing A.D. to B.S. in Nursing are charged $610 per credit.
  • Health Science Programs:
    • AS Health Sciences and BSHS CHS (Navy IDC) tuition is $250 per credit.
    •  (All other Health Science DE Program) tuition is $560 per credit.
  • Fees include:
  • Registration Fee of $35 per semester
  • DE On Campus Expenses is based on number of months therefore summer expenses would include an allowance of $1,667

 


The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget constructed to approximate the expenses which a student will incur that are directly related to enrollment. COA components for students enrolled in the classroom 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 in online learning classes, and less than half-time students applying for a private loans, does not include living expenses. Students who are enrolled for both distance learning and on-campus classes, must be enrolled at least half-time in the classroom to receive Personal Expenses and Living Expenses allowances.

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 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 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 requested loan period as indicated on the Graduate Loan Questionnaire

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.

We build an individualized COA based on the information provided on the Graduate Loan Questionnaire for each student. 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 $1,600 per credit hour. Fees are assessed at $2.50 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.


2016-2017 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

$14,423

$14,423

$28,846

$9,615

$9,615

$19,230

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

$500

$500

$1,000

$500

$500

$1,000

Personal Expenses

$2,100

$2,625

$4,725

$2,100

$2,625

$4,725

TOTAL

$28,323

$31,448

$59,771

$23,215

$26,340

$49,555