33 credit hours at $1,440 / hour: $47,520
Travel and meal costs are not included, nor is lodging expense for out-of-towners coming to Washington for class. Students should budget for travel, lodging and meals for three residencies throughout the course of the program:
- First Semester: 3-night Intro to Experiential Education and the Learning Community (a.k.a "The Launch") held at Airlie Center in Warrenton, VA ($1000 for non-credit course; approximately $615-$795 depending on lodging choice, which includes all meals)
- Second Semester: 7-night Use of Self in Professional Practice Residency held at Airlie Center in Warrenton, VA ($1435-$1855 depending on lodging choice, which includes all meals)
- Fifth Semester: 11-night International Residency held most recently in Johannesburg, South Africa ($2000-$3500 for travel, lodging, and meals, depending on the residency destination).
A $250.00 nonrefundable deposit is required upon acceptance to the program (applied to total cost of the program).
Guidance for Calculating Costs for Travel & Lodging
Out of town AU students often stay in local hotels with nightly rates that range from $99 to $129. These rates are subject to change. Students may also choose to stay at Wesley Theological Seminary adjacent to American University's main campus for approximately $70 per night, depending upon availability. The Seminary, however, is closed during summer sessions.