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American University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$55,629 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$40,132 tuition
$14,180 on campus room & board
$800 books
$517 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$55,629 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$40,132 tuition
$14,180 on campus room & board
$800 books
$517 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$19,506 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,653 avg)
4% get state aid ($606 avg)
74% get institn'l aid ($19,506 avg)
67% get loans ($4,704 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.47% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.47% 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 $20,829 75%
Federal Grant Aid $4,653 24%
Pell Grants $4,139 24%
Other Federal Grants $2,001 7%
Institution Grant Aid $19,506 74%
State Grant Aid $606 4%
Student Loans $4,704 67%
Federal Loans $3,176 66%
Other Loans $16,664 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does American University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001
(202) 885-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,337
Out of State $1,337


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Antoinette from LA Fayette, NY
  • Dec-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The cost is high, but many students receive some type of financial aid. Also the professors are very engaging and well versed in their fields so you are getting your money's worth.

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  • 5
  • Angel from Okay, OK
  • Nov-04-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Being able to promote in my employer and being a full time associate, this is awesome and so convenient!

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  • 4
  • Ethan from Anthem, AZ
  • Aug-04-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I think the advantages are study abroad and internships in DC, they also have cool speakers and adjuncts all the time. I thiink a college that has high job prospects and research opportunities is worth more than one with equal education level, but without all the connections this place seems to have.

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