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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 2020-2021 costs and may be subject to change for the 2021-2022 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
$1,812 per credit hour
FTMBA Total
$88,788
JD/MBA
$56,172 at Kogod
$171,280 at WCL
LLM/MBA
$56,172 at Kogod
$34,256 at WCL
MA/MBA
$56,172 at Kogod
$1,812 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
$510

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 8/1/2020 - 7/31/2021
$1,952
Fall Only 8/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
$814
Spring/Summer Only 1/1/2020 - 7/31/2021
$1,139
Summer Only 5/1/2020 - 7/31/2020
$488-Based on Summer 2020 fees and may be subject to change for Summer 2021

Tuition and fees are based on 2020-2021 costs and may be subject to change for the 2021-2022 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
$1,812 per credit hour
MSA Total
$54,360 (30 Credits)
$67,950 for (37.5 Credits)
MSAn Total
$59,796
MSF Total
$59,796
MSMKTG Total
$54,360
MSRE Total
$54,360
MSSM Total
$54,360
MST Total
$54,360
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 8/1/2020 - 7/31/2021
$1,952
Fall Only 8/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
$814
Spring/Summer Only 1/1/2021 - 7/31/2021
$1,139
Summer Only 5/1/2020 - 7/31/2020
$488-Based on Summer 2020 fees and are subject to change for Summer 2021

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 and Funding Opportunities

Below is information regarding funding opportunities within American University. Please review the Quick Links section on the right to find additional opportunities.

Merit Scholarships

All applicants, including international applicants, are considered for merit scholarships during the application review process; a separate application is not required for consideration. There is a question on the application that asks you to confirm if you would like to be considered for scholarship. Please answer 'yes' to this question to be considered. The answer to this question will not negatively impact your admissions decision. Typically only students who are otherwise funded would decline scholarship consideration.

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.

Payment Option

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.