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George Mason University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,055 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,010 tuition
$10,315 on campus room & board
$1,120 books
$2,610 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$39,199 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,154 tuition
$10,315 on campus room & board
$1,120 books
$2,610 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,113 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
70% of students receive aid
28% get federal aid ($4,366 avg)
22% get state aid ($4,211 avg)
19% get institn'l aid ($8,113 avg)
52% get loans ($6,828 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 8.51% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.24% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$9,685,991
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,485 49%
Federal Grant Aid $4,366 28%
Pell Grants $4,149 28%
Other Federal Grants $694 9%
Institution Grant Aid $8,113 19%
State Grant Aid $4,211 22%
Student Loans $6,828 52%
Federal Loans $5,242 51%
Other Loans $15,122 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does George Mason University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
(703) 993-2400
http://financialaid.gmu.edu/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $401
Out of State $1,157

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Taylor from Richmond, VA
  • Aug-12-2014 I am a current student here

    George Mason University is fairly expensive to in-state students and even more expensive for out-of-state students. Since GMU is located in a wealthy county, prices are high and you may find that you need to penny pinch when it comes to creating a budget. I find a great way to save money is to rent books and to utilize the free shuttle bus system. Furthermore, students are admitted free to any of the school's sports games.

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  • Abenaa from Dumfries, VA
  • Jul-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Mason is no longer the cheap school it used to be. If you are lucky for a cheap school look else where. Everything has gotten extremely expensive. Just within a year of being here, they have increased meal plan, tuition, unnecessary fees, and dorms are also ridiculously expensive. I project for annual tuition to be about $35,000 by 2017 with they way things are looking.

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  • Ketki from Riverdale, MD
  • Jun-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Mason is really pricey for an out of state student! There is a HUGE different in what instate and out of state students pay. So I'm sure I will be in debt by the time I graduate. However, there are SO many opportunities at Mason! They have Masters and even Ph.D degrees in many fields so your experience at Mason is definitely worth it! Mason also has a lot of great professors who really care about students and try to make learning as fun as possible. So it's definitely worth the buck. I can't imagine myself being anywhere else besides Mason! I have decided to stay at Mason for both undergrad and graduate because I love it so much!

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  • Loretta from Woodbridge, VA
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    I'd say for a Virginia resident and for all the events that happen on campus, all the collaboration with researchers and other universities, GMU is a great option. The campus is very diverse so international students will find people they can speak their languages with and maybe feel a bit less homesick.

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