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James Madison University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,766 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,878 tuition
$9,898 on campus room & board
$990 books and supplies
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$38,166 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$27,278 tuition
$9,898 on campus room & board
$990 books and supplies
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,637 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
63% 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 4.03% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.62% 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

$9,016,124
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,597 29%
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 $5,389 44%
Other Loans $15,310 5%

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
http://www.jmu.edu/finaid

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Camille from Burke, VA
  • Jul-30-2017 I am a current student here

    JMU provides a lot of programs, activities, and services to its students for free or a reduced price. JMU is a pretty reputable school that gives a lot of opportunities to its students and graduates. The College of Business is well ranked and every student has an opportunity to be accepted into the college. JMU also has several study abroad opportunities. There is free tutoring, a free clinic, and free counseling in the Student Success Center. The University Program Board puts on several events per month including movies at a theater on campus.

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  • 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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