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George Mason University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$24,178 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,204 tuition
$11,678 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$3,096 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$45,460 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,486 tuition
$11,678 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$3,096 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,085 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
73% of students receive aid
28% get federal aid ($4,745 avg)
29% get state aid ($3,775 avg)
29% get institn'l aid ($8,085 avg)
53% get loans ($8,340 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.48% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.46% 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 $8,321 57%
Federal Grant Aid $4,745 28%
Pell Grants $4,627 28%
Other Federal Grants $392 9%
Institution Grant Aid $8,085 29%
State Grant Aid $3,775 29%
Student Loans $8,340 53%
Federal Loans $5,425 52%
Other Loans $16,701 10%

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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $471
Out of State $1,358


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Sarah from Midlothian, VA
  • I am a past student here

    Being that Mason is a public school, in-state tuition is truly affordable compared to other out-of-state or private university higher education options. If you're a Virginia resident, you can't go wrong with Mason in terms of value.

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  • 5
  • Hagan from Middletown, VA
  • I am a current student here

    With a high placement rate and high graduation (retention) rate, George Mason University insures that it's students greatest potential is met and they will have a serious chance of finding their dream jobs straight out of college.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Though overpriced, the school is right next to Washington DC, and there are so many internship opportunities and opportunities to advance in your career. As a public school, there are so many opportunities that Mason gives with just a public school price tag.

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  • 5
  • Kayla Ach
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Perfect. You pay for what you get.

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