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Bakar, Senem S
Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Butler Pavilion, Room 410

Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
410 Butler Pavilion
Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041 United States

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Program Cost Guides

Estimated Costs for 2018-2019 Academic Year. The costs below are estimates based on current economic conditions. An increase of 5-7% should be anticipated for each succeeding academic year. The documents below are in PDF format.
Program     Total Required to Issue I-20 or DS-2019

Undergraduate Degree Program


Graduate: College of Arts & Science (CAS)


Graduate: School of Communication (SOC)


Graduate: School of Public Affairs


Graduate: School of International Service


Graduate: Kogod School of Business Master of Science Programs


Graduate: Kogod School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Master of Laws (LLM)


LLM Certificate (1 semester program)




Juris Doctorate (JD)


Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)


PhD Maintain Matriculation


SPExS Washington Semester (1 semester)


SPExS Washington Semester (2 semesters)


SPExS Washington Semester Intl Certificate (1 semester)


SPExS Washington Semester Intl Certificate (2 semesters)


Graduate Professional Studies


Abroad at AU (1 semester)


Abroad at AU (2 semesters)


Abroad at AU Exchange Program (1 semester)


Abroad at AU Exchange Program (2 semesters)


English Language Training Academy (ELTA)


Fall ELTA & Spring Abroad at AU


Fall ELTA & Spring Washington Semester


Advanced Academic Accelerator Program (AAA)


Advanced Accelerator Program (AAP)


Extended Accelerator Program (EAP)


Advanced Masters Accelerator Program (AMAP)


Masters Accelerator Program (MAP)


Advanced Access First Year Program (ACCA)


Access First Year Program (ACC2)


Access Extended First Year Program (ACC3)


Pre-Sessional Program (PSE)


*Includes summer costs

Health insurance fees for the academic year 2018-2019 had not been established when these costs were determined.

Important Additional Costs

Students should be able to meet the following costs as they apply to their particular situation (costs may increase each year by about 5-7% per year due to inflation and other external factors):

  • Travel expenses between home country and U.S. during vacation periods
  • Large purchases (such as computers, furniture, etc.)
  • Medical expenses not covered by health insurance (eye care, dental care, medical problems developed before arriving at the university)
  • Additional summer expenses (if any) including tuition and fees, room and board, and books
  • Other personal expenses (such as entertainment, social outings, etc.)
  • Additional family members (if any) 
    • Married students who plan to bring their families should add at least $5,500 for their spouse and $4,000 for each child per year to their annual living expenses