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Costs

2014-2015

2013-2014


2014-2015

Cost of Attendance

A GW graduate student's cost of attendance will depend on four specific factors:

1)  The student's program and location of study

2)  The GW cost per credit hour for the student's program of study

3)  The number of credit hours for which the student is registered

4) The number of months of enrollment in the requested loan period as indicated on the Loan Questionnaire.
 
Student aid is processed based on your cost of attendance. The cost of attendance is a budget constructed to approximate the costs associated with a student's attendance. Cost of attendance items include:
 
Tuition and Fees
 
Room and Board

Personal Expenses including $225 per month for Health Insurance
 
Books and Supplies
 
Transportation
 
Miscellaneous Expenses
 
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.

Note:  The budget for students taking courses online via distance education, and less than half-time students applying for a private loan, does not include living expenses.

2014-2015 Tuition and Fees will be determined by the Board of Trustees during their annual February meeting. Please check back in early March for updated Cost of Attendance estimates. In the interim, use the 2013-2014 figures as a guide. 

See also these other financial literacy/debt management resources:

http://www.mymoney.gov/

http://www.360financialliteracy.org/


2013-2014

Cost of Attendance

A GW graduate student's cost of attendance will depend on four specific factors:

1)  The student's program of study

2)  The GW cost per credit hour for the student's program of study

3)  The number of credit hours for which the student is registered

4) The number of months in your requested loan period as indicated on the Loan Questionnaire.

The standard cost per credit hour for the 2013-2014 Academic Year is $1440. However, there are a number of graduate programs with different tuition rates. The complete tuition schedule is available here.
 
Student aid is processed based on a cost of attendance budget. The cost of attendance is a budget constructed to approximate the costs of a student's attendance. Cost of attendance items include:
 
Tuition and Fees
 
Room and Board

Personal Expenses including $225 per month for Health Insurance
 
Books and supplies
 
Transportation
 
Miscellaneous Expenses
 
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.

Note:  The budget for students in distance education programs, and less than half-time students applying for a private loans, does not include living expenses.

Depending on the student's enrollment status, different cost of attendance budgets are utilized since tuition rates may differ depending on the student's academic program. The following charts delineate examples of cost of attendance budgets for full-time enrollment (9 credits per semester) and half-time enrollment (6 academic credits per semester).


2013-2014 COST OF ATTENDANCE BUDGET EXAMPLE

 

FULL-TIME

(9 Credits Per Semester)

PART-TIME

(6 Credits Per Semester)

 

FALL

SPRING

TOTAL

FALL

SPRING

TOTAL

Tuition and Fees

$12,976

$12,976

$25,952

$8,640

$8,640

$17,280

Room and Board

$10,400

$13,000

$23,400

$10,400

$13,000

$23,400

Books and Supplies

$900

$900

$1,800

$600

$600

$1200

Transportation

$500

$500

$1000

$500

$500

$1000

Personal Expenses

$2,100

$2,625

$4,725

$2,100

$2, 625

$4,725

TOTAL

$26,876

$30,001

$56,877

$22,240

$25,365

$47,605


In order for you to calculate your budget and to ensure that when considering student loans you borrow only what you need,  please note that your actual costs for tuition and fees will be:

No. of credits  x  Cost Per Credit  =  Actual Tuition and Fees

See also these other financial literacy/debt management resources:

http://www.mymoney.gov/

http://www.360financialliteracy.org/

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