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Tuition & Fees Information

2016-2017 Academic Year

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Tuition Table (2016-2017 Academic Year)

Tuition Rates for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
(Rates are listed per Semester)



Undergraduate Students


Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours, per credit hour)

$1,467

Full-Time (12-17.5 credit hours)

$22,023

Full-Time (18 credit hours)

$23,490

(Above 18 hours, $1,467 per additional credit hour)

 

 

Graduate Students


Per credit hour



$1,579



Professional MBA:


Professional MBA (PMBA) - Cohort 2

$11,240

Professional MBA (PMBA) - Cohort 3

$10,313

Professional MBA (PMBA) - Cohort 4 (Per Credit Hour) 

$1,534

Professional MBA (PMBA)- Cohort 5 (Per Credit Hour)

$1,563





Law Students (Washington College of Law)

 

Full-Time (12-17 credit hours)

(If registered above 17 credit hours, $1,921 per additional credit) 

$25,938

Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours), per credit hour

$1,921





Non-Degree Students

For Course Levels 100-400 (per credit hour)

$1,467

For Course Levels 500 and above (per credit hour)

$1,579





Special Notices

 
  • Auditors pay the same charges as students enrolled for credit and are subject to all applicable special fees.
  • As a graduate of American University, you can audit one non-tutorial course per semester for the nominal fee of $100 (Plus course fees). For more information regarding please see Alumni Audit.
  • Charges for courses with special tuition rates or fees are listed in the Schedule of Classes or in publications supplied to you by the offering university department.

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Mandatory Fees Table (2016-2017 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

Full-Time
(12-17 credit hours)

Part-Time



Summer Session 2016







Sports Center Fee

$65.00

$30.00

 

 

$0.00

Undergraduate Activity Fee

$88.50

$15.00

 

 

$0.00

Student Technology Fee

$120.00

$40.00

 

 

$0.00

Metro U- Pass $130.00 $0.00

$0.00






Graduate Students
Non-Degree Graduate

Full-Time
(9 credit hours and above)

Part-Time



Summer Session 2016







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

Metro U- Pass $130.00 $0.00

$0.00

Additional SIS Master's
Program Fee per semester

$750.00

$500.00

 

 

$0.00

Additional Joint 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 2016






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


Metro U- Pass $130.00 $0.00

$0.00




 Student Health Insurance Premiums (2016-2017)

 Annual (August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017)

 

 $1,750.00

 Fall (August 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016)

 

 $780.00

 Spring/Summer (January 1 - July 31, 2017)

 

 $1,035.00

 Summer Only (May 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017)

 

 $460.00



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 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.

Metro University Pass (U-Pass) Fee  - The Metro U-Pass fee is a mandatory fee charged to full time students enrolled in an on-campus program. The Metro U-Pass is valid for unlimited Metrorail and Metrobus transportation for the duration of the semester (Fall/Spring). For more information about how to obtain your U-Pass and for frequently asked question, please visit the Metro University Pass page.

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. For more information regarding Health insurance and wavier deadlines please visit Health Center Homepage.  

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.

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

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.

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Payment Due Dates

Summer 2016 - Due Date
  • Payment is due May 1, 2016
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for students registering after April 30, 2016
Fall 2016 - Due Date
  • Payment is due August 1, 2016
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for students registering after July 31, 2016
Spring 2017 - Due Date
  • Payment is due January 6, 2017
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for students registering after January 5, 2017

Tuition Refund Insurance (Optional)

Tuition Refund Insurance Fee: $ 120.00 per semester

The Tuition Insurance Plan, provided by A.W.G. Dewar Inc., pays for 75% reimbursement of tuition and on-campus housing following the University's scheduled reimbursement dates. This plan applies for injury, sickness and mental health withdrawals that are officially processed by the University, and it requires a complete withdrawal from the University. The reimbursement does not cover meal plans and mandatory fees. Enrollment in the plan must take place by the first week of classes. Plan Information and Terms and Conditions 

 

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