Program Tuition and Costs

Tuition (9-graduate credits)
Required Student Fees
U*Pass Transportation Program 1
Student Health Insurance Fee (optional) 2
$850.00 (fall)
$1,145.00 (spring and summer)

1University Pass. Unlimited Metrorail & Metrobus transportation.
2Students may waive the Student Health Insurance if they are covered through a different plan.

Please note all costs listed on this page are estimated costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Housing Options

American University does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students. GPS students have the option of finding their own housing in DC or staying in university-sponsored housing at the Berkshire Apartments, down the street from AU's campus. All Berkshire apartments are double occupancy and floor plans are available online.

Rates for Berkshire Apartments (2018-2019)
Studio Apartment
$6,016 per student/semester
Small One-Bedroom Apartment
$6,684 per student/semester
Medium/Large One-Bedroom Apartment
$7,687 per student/semester

For students who choose to find their own housing in DC, AU has an Off-Campus Housing Website set up with housing options, a message board to help you find roommates, and other resources.