Georgetown University
Washington, DC, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$30,107
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,057
$30k - $48k
$8,670
$48k - $75k
$13,348
$75k - $110k
$25,073
$110k+
$47,183
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$54,104
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$54,104
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,850
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
12%
Average Aid Per Year
$41,893
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
12%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,627
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$40,102
Students receiving state aid
1%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$587
Students receiving federal aid
14%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,627
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$63,256
$30k - $48k
$60,643
$48k - $75k
$55,965
$75k - $110k
$44,240
$110k+
$22,130
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,300,000
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,000,000

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
29%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,358
Students receiving federal loans
28%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$3,573
Average Other Loans Per Year
$23,673
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,750
Loan Default Rate
1%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$165

What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
The buck is high, it is EXPENSIVE! I won't really know how worthwhile it is until I land the job of my dreams, which needs a Master in Laws and happens to have their headquarters here in DC. However it is a private school and the tuition is within the range of comparable universities I applied to. What really makes it worthwhile is location! Being in the heart of DC with the Courts just down the road and the Headquarters of major multilaterals. Georgetown faculty and staff ensure that we have a global oriented curriculum and are experts at maximizing this international experience.
Charlene from Washington, DC
Georgetown's tuition is admittedly high; Georgetown was ranked America's ninth most expensive college in Forbes' 2010 report. However, the opportunities to network, intern, and work while living in Washington, D.C., are second to none. Also, Georgetown has built a solid reputation in the academic and working community; regardless of what major is pursued, the degree and knowledge acquired are well worth the monetary sacrifice.
HOYA SAXA
I think Georgetown allocates its money well (for the most part) and I feel that it's worth the insanely high Cost-of-Attendance.
Megan from Cedar Falls, IA
My biggest concern when applying to schools was the financial aid. Georgetown's aid was by far the best (it even beat another Ivy's offer) and I cannot believe I am paying close to nothing to attend this fall!
Anonymous, From MA
Georgetown's bill is a huge dent in your pocket, but it's completely worth. The degree you'll get in the long-run will take you places and help you get hired by the world's best companies; what more could you ask for? Plus the financial aid packages here are AMAZING!
Celeste from Atlanta, GA
The administration has a unique idea of what a budget intails. Budgets for end-of-the-year parties are huge, as are some club budgets. However, we still do not have wireless internet because it is too expensive.
Lucy from Fresno, CA
One thing that is holding a lot of students back from applying/going to Georgetown is the huge bill. I admit, Georgetown is crazy expensive but don't forget there are always scholarships and financial aid! I would say Georgetown is definitely worth it, whether it be the education, the reputation, or the experience. My only complaint is about the facilities. Being in a city definitely also has its disadvantages. Space is one, and cleanliness is the second. The campus is small, which is good sometimes, but that means spaces can also be kind of cramped. Also, I hate to admit but some places are definitely downright dirty...Yates (the gym) for example...
Some facilities are also kind of old but that is a small matter. Leo's (the dining hall) does not have the best of food but I guess the lack of great food there is made up by great food outside of school. These are mostly trivial matters for me so they don't influence my take on the worth that much.
CZ from VA
A degree from Georgetown takes you places. With the degree comes a thorough and useable education both in liberal arts and specialty areas. The university is well known and respected worldwide opening up a huge range of job opportunities.

Also, do not be fooled by the tuition numbers given for Georgetown. Technically the total cost of attendance is approximately 55,000 per year. However, Georgetown's policy is to meet full demonstrated financial need with grants and scholarships meaning that many students are attending for a fraction of the advertised price.
Georgetown class of '13

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