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George Mason University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,758 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,220 tuition
$10,730 on campus room & board
$1,120 books and supplies
$2,688 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$40,442 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,904 tuition
$10,730 on campus room & board
$1,120 books and supplies
$2,688 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,071 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,634 avg)
27% get state aid ($3,102 avg)
16% get institn'l aid ($9,071 avg)
50% get loans ($7,217 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.77% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.24% 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 $7,783 44%
Federal Grant Aid $4,634 24%
Pell Grants $4,330 24%
Other Federal Grants $690 11%
Institution Grant Aid $9,071 16%
State Grant Aid $3,102 27%
Student Loans $7,217 50%
Federal Loans $5,700 49%
Other Loans $16,163 5%

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 $413
Out of State $1,191


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Shawn from Dumfries, VA
  • Apr-25-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I mean I am excited to go to George Mason University, however, the cost is making it difficult for me. I have a low EFC, yet I was not covered the expected amount. I am still struggling to find a way to cover the rest and I haven't even started going there yet!

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  • 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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