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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 2019-2020 costs and may be subject to change for the 2020-2021 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
$1,759 per credit hour
FTMBA Total
$86,191
JD/MBA
$54,529 at Kogod
$167,920 at WCL
LLM/MBA
$54,529 at Kogod
$33,584 at WCL
MA/MBA
$54,529 at Kogod
$1,759 x Credit Hours at SIS
Enrollment Fee
$1000
Applied toward tuition

Additional Fees

Spring Global Experience Project
$2,700
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 2019-2020 costs and may be subject to change for the 2020-2021 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
$1,759 per credit hour
MSA Total
$52,770 (30 Credits)
$65,963 for (37.5 Credits)
MSAn Total
$58,047
MSF Total
$58,047
MSMKTG Total
$52,770
MSRE Total
$52,770
MSSM Total
$52,770
MST Total
$52,770
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
$2,850-Based on 2019-2020 fees and are subject to change for 2020-2021
Estimated for lodging, meals, and local 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 8/1/2019 - 7/31/2020
$1,890
Fall Only 8/1/2018 - 12/31/2019
$785
Spring/Summer Only 1/1/2019 - 7/31/2019
$1,100-Based on Spring/Summer 2019 fees and are subject to change for Spring/Summer 2020
Summer Only 5/1/2019 - 7/31/2019
$475-Based on Summer 2019 fees and are subject to change for Summer 2020

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

Looking for more information on tuition and financial aid for our online Graduate programs? You can find out more about the resources available for our students by visiting the Business@American website. 

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.