Cornerstone DC students pay tuition & housing fees similar to traditional fall AU students (students who aren't in a special program). There are no additional costs for the Cornerstone Program.

Fall 2023-2024 Estimated Costs
  • Costs are estimated and are subject to change.
  • Meal plans are required for residential students. Students will automatically be enrolled in the 175 block Plan (plus $200 in EagleBucks and $200 in Dining Dollars). Students may change their plan to the all access block plan. Unused EagleBucks do not expire, although the meal blocks do expire at the end of each semester.
  • Student Health Insurance may be waived if student is covered under another plan.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify and may be applied to this program. For information about financing options, consult with your university financial aid counselor.

American University offers the American Payment Plan (APP) as an alternative to paying the bill by splitting the balance into convenient monthly payments, with no added interest.