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George Washington University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$57,585 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,735 tuition
$10,530 on campus room & board
$1,275 books
$45 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$57,585 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,735 tuition
$10,530 on campus room & board
$1,275 books
$45 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$24,693 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
67% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($4,736 avg)
3% get state aid ($1,056 avg)
64% get institn'l aid ($24,693 avg)
45% get loans ($7,448 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.20% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.20% 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 $25,705 65%
Federal Grant Aid $4,736 14%
Pell Grants $3,989 12%
Other Federal Grants $1,373 13%
Institution Grant Aid $24,693 64%
State Grant Aid $1,056 3%
Student Loans $7,448 45%
Federal Loans $6,422 44%
Other Loans $22,875 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y
$4,000 Y
- Y
$7,500 - $15,000 R
$16,000 - $20,000 R
$7,500 - $15,000 N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Financial Aid Contact Info
2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,272
Out of State $1,272


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Ethan from Anthem, AZ
  • Sep-24-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    This school is one of the most expensive. I think it is probably worth it but again, make sure it's right for you!!!

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  • 3
  • Patrick from Newark, NJ
  • Jun-16-2014 I am a current student here

    GW is top 3 nationwide in Most Expensive Schools. As a school located within a prime section in the capital of the United States (minutes away from the White House and the monuments), it is almost a no-brainer that the tuition is that high. However, if you can afford to go there (through scholarships, grants, parents paying, or even loans), GW does not disappoint with the various opportunities available to you, as well as the various things you see and who you meet. Students receive a unique educational experience as well as being taught by many respectable professionals in the medical, government (House and Senate members), and public affairs field. The positives seem to outweigh the negative, and you more likely than not, receive bang for the buck.

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  • 5
  • Katherine from Yuma, AZ
  • Jan-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Online courses while more money per credit hour offer flexible scheduling I you are working as well

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  • 5
  • Freshman
  • Dec-07-2013 I am a current student here

    GWU is expensive but they provide so many services to students that are worth the cost. They professors themselves are worth the cost because they are true professionals in the fields they teach. Next semester the chief economist of the world bank will be teaching a game theory course at out international affairs school.

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