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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
  • Feb-21-2018 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
  • Jan-03-2018 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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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-26-2017 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
  • Apr-16-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Perfect. You pay for what you get.

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  • 3
  • Julia from Ellicott City, MD
  • Feb-06-2016 I am a current student here

    Personally I think going to Mason is worth the money because it is an accredited university with a reputation that is only moving forward. With this said, it is up to you to make it worth your money. As a student you have to make yourself go to class and keep your grades up. Certain classes here do take attendance, but as it is at all colleges, it is up to you to attend.

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