The cost of the entire program for students entering in the Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 cohorts is $13,500. The per credit rate of $900 is locked in for the duration of study. Cost per each 3-credit class is $2,700 which is approximately 30% less than regular graduate tuition at American University. An increase of $50 per credit is anticipated for cohorts beginning in next calendar year (January 2015). If a student defers admission or temporarily withdraws from their cohort and enrolls at a later date, current tuition rates will apply (which may be higher than at time of admission). The first 12 students to enroll in the Fall 2014 Cohort will receive a $900 tuition award.
Please note that current American University students and non degree students who enroll in the certificate program courses will be charged the standard SOC graduate tuition. For current rates, please visit the Office of Student Accounts page.
Starting spring 2014 the Digital Media Program will be eligible for Federal Financial Aid. If you would like to apply, please visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ to start your FAFSA application. Note you must be a degree seeking student to apply for Federal Financial Aid. Eligible students can fund the program with the Post 9/11 GI Bill. More information regarding this process can be found here.