School of Public Affairs

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Our award-winning career services supports student placement in internships and jobs. Across graduate programs at the School of Public Affairs at American University, 94% of our graduates are working in their field of choice or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $1,642 per credit. There are $345 in mandatory student fees for full-time students. Full-time is considered 9 credits per fall and spring semester each academic year. Learn more about American University Tuition & Fees »

Financial Aid

Students may complete the free FAFSA application to be considered for loans and need-based assistance. Graduate fellowships, scholarships, assistantships, and merit-based awards are also available. Call us at (888) 401-7939 to learn more about options to offset the costs of your SPA graduate education.

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