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James Madison University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,656 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,104 tuition
$8,520 on campus room & board
$960 books and supplies
$4,072 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$33,134 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,026 tuition
$8,520 on campus room & board
$960 books and supplies
$4,628 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,637 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
60% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($4,280 avg)
11% get state aid ($5,124 avg)
18% get institn'l aid ($5,637 avg)
44% get loans ($5,389 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.30% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.96% 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 $7,378 25%
Federal Grant Aid $4,280 15%
Pell Grants $4,155 15%
Other Federal Grants $1,170 2%
Institution Grant Aid $5,637 18%
State Grant Aid $5,124 11%
Student Loans $5,389 44%
Federal Loans $5,517 42%
Other Loans $14,846 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
100 East Grace Street, MSC 0101
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-5681
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $196
Out of State $703


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Ashley from VA
  • Jul-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Pretty much everything on campus is free, or at least really cheap. Counseling, tutoring, the gym, the bus system...Printing is only 5 cents a page, and most of the Health Center's services are free. Even the football games are free! There's also free job fairs and resume workshops and other stuff to help prepare you for jobs and/or the real world. The education is outstanding, and for the price you really can't beat it.

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  • 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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