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

$66,717

Graduate: College of Arts & Science (CAS)

$63,491*

Graduate: School of Communication (SOC)

$63,491*

Graduate: School of Public Affairs

$63,491*

Graduate: School of International Service

$64,991*

Graduate: Kogod School of Business Master of Science Programs

$63,491*

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

$78,489*

Master of Laws (LLM)

$67,140*

LLM Certificate (1 semester program)

$41,898

LLM-MBA

$67,137*

Juris Doctorate (JD)

$81,913

Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

$62,756*

PhD Maintain Matriculation

$35,063*

SPExS Washington Semester (1 semester)

$33,200

SPExS Washington Semester (2 semesters)

$66,576

SPExS Washington Semester Intl Certificate (1 semester)

$17,880

SPExS Washington Semester Intl Certificate (2 semesters)

$35,936

Graduate Professional Studies

$23,693

Abroad at AU (1 semester)

$22,987

Abroad at AU (2 semesters)

$44,224

Abroad at AU Exchange Program (1 semester)

$11,077

Abroad at AU Exchange Program (2 semesters)

$20,404

English Language Training Academy (ELTA)

$44,964*

Fall ELTA & Spring Abroad at AU

$39,309

Fall ELTA & Spring Washington Semester

$50,492

Advanced Academic Accelerator Program (AAA)

$68,024

Advanced Accelerator Program (AAP)

$68,024

Extended Accelerator Program (EAP)

$81,400

Advanced Masters Accelerator Program (AMAP)

$75,283

Masters Accelerator Program (MAP)

$65,287

Advanced Access First Year Program (ACCA)

$71,456

Access First Year Program (ACC2)

$71,456

Access Extended First Year Program (ACC3)

$84,661

Pre-Sessional Program (PSE)

$43,965


*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