Fall & Spring

Fall 2021
Program Tuition
12 to 17.5 AU credits per semester

Students from some schools with an active WSP partnership could have a different tuition rate – check with your home university partner representative for confirmation of your tuition rate.  You may also email Donna Chapman Williams for your tuition rate.

International Partner Program

Practicum and Practicum Course
2 WSP Sseminars
Required Fees
Item Fee
Technology Fee $120
Program Fee $80
Sports Center Fee $65
U·Pass Transportation Program

Unlimited Metrorail and Metrobus transportation for one semester (est savings: $500). Used for travel to and from internship sites, guest speakers, site visits, classes on campus, and recreational activities.


Housing Options

AU Residence Halls
AU On-Campus Traditional Residence Hall
Free shuttle bus to Metro station.
Semester Rate
Single with community bathroom1 $6452
Double with community bathroom $5048

1 Priority for single occupancy housing is given to students approved for disability-related accommodations by American University’s Academic Support & Access Center (ASAC). To learn about the process for requesting disability-related housing accommodations, please contact ASAC at asac@american.edu or +1 202-885-3360.

Frequency Apartments
Off-Campus AU Leased Housing
Frequency Apartments are across the street from Metro station.
Semester Rate
Small Studio Apartment – Double Occupancy $6,350
Large Studio Apartment – Double Occupancy $7,056

Large One-Bedroom or Two-Bedroom Apartment – Double Occupancy

Turnkey Solutions Apartments
Off-Campus Fully-Furnished Luxury Apartments2
TurnKey Housing Solutions leases directly to WSP students at special rates. Apartments are walking distance to Metro.
Semester Rate
Double Occupancy
(2 students/bedroom | 4 students/apartment)
Single Occupancy
(1 student/bedroom | 2 students/apartment)

2Leasing Period (directly with TurnKey Housing Solutions): August 19 - December 18, 2021. Rent can be paid in full upon signing the lease with TurnKey Housing Solutions or monthly according to the schedule below. 

  • 4 students = $1,350 / student / month ($5,400 / student / semester
  • 2 students = $2,700 /student / month ($10,800 / student / semester
  • 3 students = $2,700 / single bedroom | $1,350 / shared bedroom / student / month
AU Meal Plan Options
Meal Plan Option Rate

All Access Plan - 7 Days + 5 Meal Exchanges per week
(w/ $100 EagleBuck$)

175 Block Plan (w/ $400 EagleBuck$) $2,527
100 Block Plan (w/ $400 EagleBuck$)3 $1,644
50 Block Plan (w/ $100 EagleBuck$)4 $719
0 Block Plan (w/$800 EagleBuck$) $800

3WSP Students living on campus are required to enroll in a minimum of 100-block meal plan.
4The 50-block meal plan and $800 in EagleBuck$ are only available for students living in the Frequency, TurnKey or off-campus on their own -- No meal is not required.

Health Insurance Rates
Coverage Period Cost
Fall coverage only
August 1 through December 31, 2021
Spring & Summer coverage
January 1, 2022 – July 31, 2022
Full Year coverage
August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022

Summer coverage only
May 1, 2022 – July 31, 2022


Health insurance is required for all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1and J1 visas. Your automatic enrollment and charge will show on the bill. You can submit a request for a Health Insurance Waiver if you have comprehensive coverage that is valid for use in Washington, DC. All requests for a waiver must be submitted online by the deadline. For information on submitting waiver requests, please see the Health Insurance Waiver page. Detailed information on the Student Health Insurance Plan and waiver request process can be found on the Student Health Center website.

The waiver and account activation (for students who want to enroll in the AU insurance) will become available after the student receives the registration confirmation email from the Gap Program Advisor. Students who will not waive the health insurance should activate their AU health insurance account. Students who do not submit the waiver nor activate their account will be auto-enrolled in the plan, which will become active approximately four weeks after the start of the semester.

All international students must have health insurance plans with a US carrier who meets the minimum coverage requirements.

  • All international students must have health insurance plans with a US carrier who meets the minimum coverage requirements.
  • International students will not be permitted to waive the AU health insurance with insurance from their home country.
  • Travel insurance is not eligible for a waiver.
  • International students must have unlimited medical evacuation benefits and unlimited repatriation benefits.
Other Costs to Consider
Expense Amount
Books $200
Student Commuter/ Resident General Parking (semester rate) $506.50

Students should also plan and budget for personal expenses, including medical not covered by health insurance and travel expenses to and from Washington, DC.

Tuition Refund Insurance

Tuition refund insurance is recommended but optional for students who pay tuition and/or other charges directly to AU. Tuition insurance acts as an extension of the University's refund policy, covering tuition payment, housing and meal fees, and other nonrefundable expenses if you withdraw for a covered reason at any time during the semester.

  • The fee for the tuition insurance is paid directly to GradGuard.
  • GradGuard will allow any student to enroll and select the amount of coverage they wish to purchase.
  • Coverage must be purchased by the day before your classes start each semester.
  • To get a quote or learn more about the tuition insurance, call Customer Service at 1-866-724-4384 or visit their website at www.gradguard.com/tuition/american

 Students who will pay tuition to their home school should contact their home school regarding tuition refund insurance before considering the AU-affiliated tuition refund plan.


Summer 2022
Description Amount
3-credit Internship + Internship Course $4,000
Program fee $30

Note: Washington Semester Program does not sponsor visas for students in the summer program.


AU Health Insurance
Description Amount
Summer coverage only1
May 1, 2022 – July 31, 2022

1Students covered by another plan are not required to enroll in the AU health insurance plan.