Tuition and Guidelines

Tuition & Program Fees

Required Student Fees

AU Gap Program Tuition
7 undergraduate credits, including your seminar and internship course
Required Student Fees
Includes: Technology and Sports Center fees.
AU Health Insurance (optional) - Fall semester
AU Health Insurance (optional) - Spring and summer semester
Students may waive the AU Health Insurance if already covered by a comparable insurance plan.

Housing Charges

AU Gap students live on American University’s main campus in Leonard Hall in a double room. Students residing in the DC/MD/VA region are welcome to participate in the AU Gap Program as a commuter student (living at home rather than on campus). For students wishing to live at home, written consent from a parent/guardian is required.

Leonard Residence Hall Double Room (per person)

Meal Plan Options

250 block plan plus $200 EagleBucks & $200 in Dining Dollars
250 block plan plus $200 EagleBucks & $200 in Dining Dollars
200 block plan plus $200 EagleBucks & $200 in Dining Dollars
175 block plan plus $200 EagleBucks & $200 in Dining Dollars

*All AU Gap students living on campus are required to enroll in the 175 block plan or larger.

AU Gap Program students have non-degree seeking student status, therefore financial aid is not available. Many students secure private student loans, including non-degree educational loans, to pay for the Gap Program. In addition, students may also choose to participate in the American Payment Plan (APP), which breaks tuition into monthly payments.

Gap students are subject to University regulations, Program guidelines, and the laws of the jurisdictions of the DC metropolitan area. Students who violate these laws, fail academically, or behave in a way that is detrimental to other students or the Program, the University shall have the right to dismiss the student from the Program. The University's decision will be final and may result in the loss of academic credit and Program fees. Students also are responsible for costs arising out of voluntary or involuntary withdrawal from the Program prior to its completion.