Cost of Attendance

The tuition rate for the 2020-2021 academic year is $1,380 per credit hour. It is paid across three semesters based on the number of credit hours students are registered for that semester. On average, tuition per semester is $8,280.00. However, given the distributuion of 2-credit elective courses, students usually register for classes in unequal credit hours per semester. On the one year plan, students typically register for 6 credits in the summer, 7 credits in the fall, and 5 credits in the spring. Additional mandatory fees include a $300 matriculation fee paid in the first semester of study, and a $3 per credit student association fee. The table below reflects the costs as described above over the adademic year.

Semester Credit Hours Tuition Fees Amount Due
Summer 2020 6.0 $8,280.00  $318.00    $8,598.00 
Fall 2020 7.0 $9,660.00 $21.00 $9,681.00
Spring 2021 5.0 $6,900.00 $15.00 $6,915.00
TOTAL 18 $24,840.00 $354.00 $25,194.00

Students who plan to complete the program over a 2-year period will pay less per semester, however, they should account for an annual raise in the per-credit-hour tuition rate from GW. 

Semester Credit Hours Tuition Fees Amount Due
Summer 2020 3.0 $4,140.00  $309.00  $4,449
Fall 2020 3.0 $4,140.00 $9.00  $4,149.00 
Spring 2021 2.0 $2,760.00 $6.00 $2,766.00
Summer 2021 3.0 $4,290.00* $9.00  $4,299.00 
Fall 2021 4.0 $5,720.00* $12.00 $5,732.00
Spring 2022 3.0 $4,290.00* $9.00  $4,299.00 

*GW increases tuition rates on an annual basis. The amounts shown here for academic year 2021-22 are based on $1,430 per credit hour reflecting approximately a 3.5% tuition increase. We can only guarantee the current tuition rate through Spring 2021. Students who choose to complete the program over a longer period of time may see an increase in cost. The program provides partially subsidizes housing to out of town students.  Please contact our Program Director Stephen Forssell for specific information about the 2-year track ([email protected]; 202-994-6316).

Scholarships will be available based on ongoing fundraising. Amounts to be awarded are TBA and financial assistance offers will be made by March 15th for students enrolling in the Summer and by June 30th for students enrolling in the Fall.

Total Cost of Attendance – One-Year Schedule


1-Year Schedule





Books & Materials $450

Housing (if needed)






**Now accepting applications for Summer 2020 enrollment**