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Graduate Gateway Costs

International Gateway Program

Fall/Spring Tuition & Estimated Costs

Tuition and Program Fee: $10,471.00
(for 6-9 credits including seminar, elective, and internship)

Required Student Fees: $100.00
(sports center, technology, and Student Confederation)

Optional Student Health Insurance Fee (estimated): $675.00

Please note tuition costs above are estimated for AY 2014-2015. Students may waive the Student Health Insurance if they are covered through a different plan.

Summer Tuition & Estimated Costs

Tuition and Program Fee: $4,446.00
(for 3-credit seminar and professional development/networking programming)

Required Student Fees: $100.00
(sports center, technology, and Student Confederation)

Optional Student Health Insurance Fee (estimated): $675.00

Please note tuition costs above are estimated for AY 2014-2015. Students may waive the Student Health Insurance if they are covered through a different plan.

Scholarships & Affording Your Education 

Since Graduate Gateway is a non-degree program, students are not eligible for funding through FAFSA. The majority of students secure private student loans; in addition, students may also choose to participate in the American Installment Plan (AIP), which breaks tuition into monthly payments.

The Graduate Gateway Program also has partial scholarships available. Candidates will receive more information pertaining to scholarship awards, once they have been admitted to the Graduate Gateway Program.

Veteran Benefits

The Graduate Gateway Program is approved for Chapter 33 eligible-Post 911 Benefits. As you transition from your role in the military, the Graduate Gateway Program can be an excellent way to start working towards a graduate degree or to gain more experience in the classroom or in the workplace in a new field.

Veterans entering American University who have never applied for Veteran Benefits, must apply through the Veterans Administration website. After applying for benefits and registering for classes, students must fill out a Certification of Enrollment form for VA Benefits and submit it to the Veteran Services Administrator in AU Central. 

To receive the Certification of Enrollment form or to discuss further how Veteran Benefits can be used for the Graduate Gateway Program, please contact Valerie Verra, Veteran Services Administrator, at vverra@american.edu or 202-885-8012.