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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,040 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,862 tuition
$8,288 on campus room & board
$944 books
$3,946 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$32,028 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,294 tuition
$8,288 on campus room & board
$944 books
$4,502 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,205 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
59% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($4,440 avg)
8% get state aid ($5,338 avg)
16% get institn'l aid ($5,205 avg)
43% get loans ($6,222 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.74% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.85% 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,276 25%
Federal Grant Aid $4,440 14%
Pell Grants $3,704 14%
Other Federal Grants $867 12%
Institution Grant Aid $5,205 16%
State Grant Aid $5,338 8%
Student Loans $6,222 43%
Federal Loans $5,187 42%
Other Loans $12,950 4%

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: within 4 week(s) of notification
Does James Madison University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
481 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-5681
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $161
Out of State $609


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Ashley from Harrisonburg, VA
  • Nov-07-2013 I am a current student here

    JMU is a bargain, it's a school with great standing with very established departments and a lot of resources, and it's a fraction of other schools.

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