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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

$7,345 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
26% get federal aid ($4,736 avg)
28% get state aid ($3,562 avg)
23% get institn'l aid ($7,345 avg)
54% get loans ($8,141 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 $7,500 52%
Federal Grant Aid $4,736 26%
Pell Grants $4,494 26%
Other Federal Grants $485 13%
Institution Grant Aid $7,345 23%
State Grant Aid $3,562 28%
Student Loans $8,141 54%
Federal Loans $5,539 53%
Other Loans $16,742 9%

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
  • 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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  • 4
  • Tyler from NY
  • Feb-05-2016 I am a current student here

    This campus is definitely a bang for your buck. It has so much to offer, all you have to do is take the opportunities being handed to you.

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  • 4
  • Autumn from Mathews, VA
  • Jan-07-2016 I am a current student here

    Mason is expensive, but Northern Virginia is a very expensive area to live in, generally speaking. Considering how great the value of the education you get here is, it's well worth the tuition costs.

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