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James Madison University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,040 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,862 tuition
$8,288 on campus room & board
$944 books
$3,946 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$32,028 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,294 tuition
$8,288 on campus room & board
$944 books
$4,502 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,169 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
61% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($4,009 avg)
10% get state aid ($4,718 avg)
17% get institn'l aid ($5,169 avg)
43% get loans ($6,477 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.74% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.85% 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 $7,012 27%
Federal Grant Aid $4,009 14%
Pell Grants $3,813 14%
Other Federal Grants $1,032 4%
Institution Grant Aid $5,169 17%
State Grant Aid $4,718 10%
Student Loans $6,477 43%
Federal Loans $5,314 43%
Other Loans $13,216 4%

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: within 4 week(s) of notification
Does James Madison University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
481 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-5681
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $161
Out of State $609


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Rachel from Pulaski, VA
  • Nov-28-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    JMU is the least expensive college that I'm looking at, but it is overall the most impressive. There are practically no downsides!

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  • 2
  • Amanda from Washington, DC
  • Nov-03-2014 I am a current student here

    They are really up tight about financial aid, they will take back their offer as soon as you start to make a little bit of scholarship money.

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