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Financing Your Education

The American University Financial Aid Office is prepared to answer any questions you might have regarding financial aid, and to share information on external scholarship and funding sources.

The staff will work with you to create the best possible financial aid package and payment plan. Your aid may include an AU scholarship or grant, federally funded grants, and/or low-interest federally funded loans. The process of applying for financial aid requires time and attention to detail.

Please review all of the information posted on the AU Financial Aid website to ensure that you thoroughly understand the various aid options and application process. Early filing of a complete and accurate financial aid application will help ensure that you receive the best possible combination of university and non-university financial aid available.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are based on 2018-2019 costs and may be subject to change for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Required Credits

FTMBA
49 at Kogod
Dual Degree
JD/MBA: 31 at Kogod, 80 at WCL
LLM/MBA: 31 at Kogod, 16 at WCL
MA/MBA: 31 at Kogod, Credits vary at SIS

Tuition

Tuition Per Credit
$1,708 per credit hour
FTMBA Total
$83,692
JD/MBA
$52,948 at Kogod
$198,000 at WCL
LLM/MBA
$52,948 at Kogod
$39,600 at WCL
MA/MBA
$52,948 at Kogod
$1,708 x Credit Hours at SIS
Enrollment Fee
$1000
Applied toward tuition

Additional Fees

Spring Global Experience Project
$3,700-Based on Spring 2018 fees and may be subject to change for Spring 2019
Graduate Activity Fee
$60
Technology Fee
$240
Sport Center Fee
$130
Metro U-Pass Fee
$272
WCL Activity Fee
$225

Health Insurance Premiums

Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time degree, resident, and international students, unless the student has comparable coverage under another health insurance plan.

Annual 8/1/2019 - 7/31/2020
$1,960
Fall Only 8/1/2019 - 12/31/2020
$850
Spring/Summer Only 1/1/2019 - 7/31/2020
$1,145-Based on Spring/Summer 2018 fees and may be subject to change for Spring/Summer 2019
Summer Only 5/1/2019 - 7/31/2020
$500-Based on Summer 2018 fees and may be subject to change for Summer 2019

Tuition and fees are based on 2018-2019 costs and may be subject to change for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Required Credits

MS Accounting (MSA)
30-37.5
37.5 for students taking prerequisites
MS Analytics (MSAn)
33
MS Finance (MSF)
33
MS Marketing (MSMKTG)
30
MS Real Estate (MSRE)
30
MS Sustainability Management (MSSM)
30
MS Taxation (MST)
30

Tuition

Tuition Per Credit
$1,708 per credit hour
MSA Total
$51,240 (30 Credits)
$64,050 for (37.5 Credits)
MSAn Total
$56,364
MSF Total
$56,364
MSMKTG Total
$51,240
MSRE Total
$51,240
MSSM Total
$51,240
MST Total
$51,240
Enrollment Fee
$500
Applied toward tuition

Additional Fees

Graduate Activity Fee
$60
Technology Fee
$240
Sport Center Fee
$130
Metro U-Pass Fee
$272
MSSM International Residency
$4,000-Based on 2018-2019 fees and are subject to change for 2019-2020
Estimated for lodging, flights, meals, transportation

Health Insurance Premiums

Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time degree, resident, and international students, unless the student has comparable coverage under another health insurance plan.

Annual 8/1/2018 - 7/31/2019
$1960
Fall Only 8/1/2018 - 12/31/2019
$850
Spring/Summer Only 1/1/2019 - 7/31/2019
$1145-Based on Spring/Summer 2018 fees and are subject to change for Spring/Summer 2019
Summer Only 5/1/2019 - 7/31/2019
$500-Based on Summer 2018 fees and are subject to change for Summer 2019

American University's International Student & Scholar Services has developed the following cost guides to assist international students with acquiring visas to study in the United States:

Additional Information for International Students

To discuss eligibility and opportunities to finance your AU education, please contact:

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded by the academic departments and may vary depending on your program of study.

Merit Scholarships

All applicants are considered for merit scholarships; a separate application is not required for consideration. Scholarship recipients are notified at the time of admission. In general, scholarship recipients have excellent academic credentials and exhibit exceptional leadership skills.

Please contact Kogod's Graduate Admission Office for more information on eligibility and scholarship submission deadlines.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Applicants interested in learning more about American University's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and other Veteran benefits should visit Veteran Student Services for more information.

Funding

American Payment Plan

American University offers the American Payment Plan (APP) to students as an alternative to paying your bill in full at the start of each term.

The plan splits your Fall or Spring semester balance into convenient monthly payments, with no interest charged. By budgeting ahead for the upcoming term's charges, you may be able to reduce the amount of loans needed for the school year.

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Alumni Connection Award

Refer a friend or colleague for a $2,500 scholarship in your name.

View Scholarship