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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

Annual Aid Awarded
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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $401
Out of State $1,157


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Jenifer
  • Feb-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Note, my rating is strictly for in-state students. Out of state pays way too much.

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  • 5
  • Olga from Arlington, VA
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    In state is very decent (around 10 grand per year). However, keep in mind that the are itself is very expensive (rent is sky-high).

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  • 4
  • Travis from Falls Church, VA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The programs offered are mostly good if they have the industry to match in DC. In other words, its all great, just as long as you can find something that you're good at that can also get you a good job in the end (or better job in some cases).

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Pulaski, VA
  • Nov-29-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It's a bit more expensive than I would like, but overall it seems worth it.

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