Tuition & Fees Information

2012-2013 Academic Year


Tuition Table (2012-2013)
Mandatory Fees Table (2012 - 2013)
Tuition and Fee Explanation (2012-2013)
Payment Due Dates (2012-2013)
Room and Board Charges
Tuition Refund Insurance

Tuition Table (2012-2013 Academic Year)

Tuition Rates for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
(Rates are listed per Semester)



Undergraduate Students


Full-Time (Registered for 12-17 credit hours)
(If registered above 17 credit hours, $1,299 per additional credit)
$19,491
Part-Time (per credit hour)
$1,299


Graduate Students


Full-Time (9 credit hours and above, per credit hour)
$1,399
Part-Time (Per credit hour)
$1,399


SIS Additional Program Fee per semester
Full-Time (9 credit hours and above)
Part-Time (6 to 8 credit hours)

$750
$500


Additional Dual Degree (SIS/CAS) Program Fee per semester
Full-Time (9 credit hours and above)
Part-Time (6 to 8 credit hours)

$375
$250


MBA & MS Programs (Kogod School of Business)


 
 
Full-Time (12-17 credit hours)
(If registered above 17 credit hours, $1,261 per additional credit)
$16,507
Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours, per credit hour)
$1,261
   
 
 






Law Students (Washington College of Law)


Full-Time (12-17 credit hours)
(If registered above 17 credit hours, $1,700 per additional credit)
$22,957
Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours, per credit hour)
$1,700


Non-Degree Students

 
For Course Levels 100-400 (per credit hour)
$1,299
For Course Levels 500 and above (per credit hour)
*Except for Kogod graduate courses and Law courses which are charged per credit at their respective part-time rate.
$1,399




Online Learning Distance Education

Online Learning Distance courses will follow the standard rate for the Fall and Spring term depending on your academic level and program.

   
Undergraduate per credit hour
$1,299
Graduate per credit hour
$1,399
MBA & MS per credit hour
$1,261
Law per credit hour
$1,700

 

Off-Campus Programs


Per Credit Hour
$1,178
 
Student Health Insurance (2012-2013 Rate)
$1,680

Note: Auditors pay the same charges as students enrolled for credit and are subject to all applicable special fees.

Note: As a graduate of American University, you can audit one non-tutorial course per semester for the nominal fee of $100 (Plus course fees).

Charges for institutes and other courses with special tuition rates are listed in the Schedule of Classes or in publications supplied to you by the offering university department.


Mandatory Fees Table (2012-2013 Academic Year)

All students enrolled at American University are charged certain mandatory student fees each semester. Explanation of each fee can be found below the fee table.

A vast majority of universities, including American University, have a tuition and mandatory fee policy. With this type of policy, mandatory fees are assessed to all or groups of students in order to help defray associated costs, rather than be based on the actual usage of an individual student.

Undergraduate Students

Non-Degree Graduate Students

Full-Time
(12-17 credit hours)
Full-Time (9 credit hours and above)
Part-Time

Summer Sessions



 
 

Sports Center Fee
$65.00 $30.00

$0.00
Undergraduate Activity Fee
$73.50 $15.00

$0.00
Student Technology Fee
$120.00 $40.00

$0.00
     

 






Graduate Students
Non-Degree Graduate
Full-Time
(9 credit hours and above)
Part-Time

Summer Session






Sports Center Fee
$65.00 $30.00

$0.00
Grad Activity Fee
$30.00 $30.00

$0.00
Student Technology Fee
$120.00 $40.00

$0.00
Additional SIS Master's Program Fee per semester
$750.00 $500.00

$0.00
Additional Dual Degree (CAS/SIS) Program Fee per semester
$375.00 $250.00

$0.00












Washington College of Law Students
Full-Time
(12-17 credit hours)
Part-Time



Summer Session






Sports Center Fee
$65.00 $30.00

$0.00
WCL Activity Fee
$255.00 $186.00

$41.00
Student Technology Fee
$120.00 $40.00

$0.00




Technology Fee - This mandatory fee is charged to all registered students. The fee is assessed to help pay a small portion of the university’s overall technology costs. It helps to fund technology priorities, ranging from classroom instruction, faculty research, expanded computer labs, student portals, wireless connectivity, on-line registrations, faster internet connectivity, server upgrades, computer security, and administrative systems. Whether a student lives on-campus, off-campus or they are abroad, the technology services are available to them.

Sports Center Fee – Our sports center fee is charged to all registered students, and is used to help pay for building maintenance and service costs associated with the sports center complex. The fee is not a membership fee for use the fitness center. Any registered student can use the entire sports center complex facilities, including the fitness center.

Activity Fees (Undergraduate, Graduate, or WCL) - The University Board of Trustees approves and encourages strong and viable student-sponsored programs that contribute significantly to the intellectual and social development of the student body, serve the University academic goals, encourage student participation and leadership, and enhance the general campus environment. To finance these student run organizations and programs (over 160), the Board directs the assessment of a mandatory non-refundable student activity/program fee. Depending on your student status, those fees will be labeled on your student account statement as Undergraduate Activity Fee, Graduate Activity Fee, or WCL General Fee.

Health Insurance – Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time degree, resident, and international students, unless the student has comparable coverage under another health insurance plan. The student health insurance fee is assessed automatically, usually around the first week in July. If a student has comparable coverage under another insurance plan, they must waive the AU health insurance plan. Waivers must be completed on-line on the myau.american.edu portal . If the fee has already been assessed, the related insurance charge will be removed within two business days of the waiver submission. Insurance waivers need to be performed each year. Please note that no waivers are accepted after August 1. New students that begin school in the spring semester are charged at the time of registration. The deadline to waive in the spring semester is March 1.

SIS Master’s Program Fee - The fee is used to cover expenses associated with professional program enhancements associated with the School of International Services. The fee is charged to all SIS graduate students and joint CAS/SIS program students. The fee applies to all SIS M.A. programs, the MIS program and the M.S. program.

 

Tuition and Fee Explanation

Undergraduate students who register for 12 to 17 credit hours are charged for tuition at a flat full-time rate. Undergraduate students who register for fewer than 12 credit hours are charged tuition per credit hour based on the number of credit hours taken. Undergraduate students who register for more than 17 credit hours are charged the flat full-time tuition rate with an additional charge for each credit hour over 17.

Graduate (non-MBA) and non-degree students are charged for tuition on a per credit hour basis.

Full-time MBA students taking 12 to 17 credit hours are charged a flat rate tuition amount. If a student takes more than 17 credit hours, they are charged an additional amount for each credit hour over 17. Students taking less than 12 credit hours are charged per credit hour.

Washington College of Law students who register for 12 to 17 credit hours are charged for tuition at a flat full-time rate. Washington College of Law students who register for fewer than 12 credit hours are charged tuition per credit hour based on the number of credit hours taken. Washington College of Law students who register for more than 17 credit hours are charged the flat full-time tuition rate with an additional charge for each credit hour over 17.

The off-campus tuition rate differs from the rate for on-campus courses. However, full-time undergraduate students who register for courses both on and off campus are assessed tuition at the on-campus full-time rate.

Given the probable continuation of current economic conditions, as well as the need to continue to accelerate the academic development of the university, it is reasonable to expect that tuition and fee increases will be required each year in the future.

Payment Due Dates

Summer 2013 - Due Date

  • Payment is due May 1, 2013
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for students registering after April 30, 2013

Fall 2013 - Due Date

  • Payment is due August 1, 2013
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for students registering after July 31, 2013

Spring 2014 - Due Date

  • Payment is due December 18, 2014
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for students registering after December 17, 2014

Tuition Refund Insurance

Insurance coverage which would supplement the university's published refund policy is available to full-time students through the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), and elective insurance plan sponsored by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Under this plan, students who withdraw from classes at any time during the semester because of a personal medical illness, accident or due to a mental/nervous disorder will receive a 75 percent tuition refund. Housing charges are refunded on a prorated basis. The plan year is comprised of both fall and spring semesters of an academic year. Enrollment in the plan must occur prior to the first day of fall semester classes. 

The application and more information can be found on the following links:
Application and Information for Undergraduate Students
Application and Information for Graduate Students