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George Washington University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$65,725 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,875 tuition
$12,500 on campus room & board
$1,275 books and supplies
$75 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$65,725 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,875 tuition
$12,500 on campus room & board
$1,275 books and supplies
$75 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$25,495 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($6,678 avg)
3% get state aid ($1,040 avg)
65% get institn'l aid ($25,495 avg)
41% get loans ($7,428 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.14% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.14% 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 $26,887 65%
Federal Grant Aid $6,678 14%
Pell Grants $4,213 12%
Other Federal Grants $3,322 13%
Institution Grant Aid $25,495 65%
State Grant Aid $1,040 3%
Student Loans $7,428 41%
Federal Loans $6,192 40%
Other Loans $23,924 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: January 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) 994-6620
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,475
Out of State $1,475


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Leslie from Silver Spring, MD
  • Apr-07-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    This place is super expensive, but it is totally worth the money. Also on campus housing is mandatory for freshman and sophomore year and if you appeal this then your financial aid award is decreased.

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  • 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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