Fall 2020 Estimated Costs 1

$ 25,271.00
Tuition (Flat fee tuition for 13.5 to 17.5 credits)
$ 401.00
Required Full-Time Student Fees
$ 5,048.00
Residence Room Rate (per person, double room)
Meal Plan2
175 block plan plus $400 EagleBucks
More meal plan options

Total Cost Billed Through AU

Additional Estimated Expenses to Be Considered

Approximately $200-$300
Transportation to Washington, DC
Transportation for trips during vacation/break periods
Social and cultural activities

Optional AU Health Insurance

$1,890.00 (estimated)
Estimated Student Health Insurance Fee 3
Approximate coverage range 8/1/19-07/31/20

Optional Tuition Refund Insurance

  • Flexible coverage up to $50,000
  • Cost of insurance depends on amount of coverage purchased
  • Price is based on cost of non-refundable tuition, fees, room and board
  • Insurance is paid directly to GradGuard and cannot be added to AU student account
  • Insurance must be purchased BEFORE the first day of classes.
  • Coverage for pre-existing conditions
  • For complete information and quote – visit the GradGuard website

1 Costs are estimated and are subject to change.
2 Meal plans are required for residential students. Students will automatically be enrolled in the 175 block Plan (plus $200 in EagleBucks and $200 in Dining Dollars). Students may change their plan to the 200, 225, or 250 block, if desired. (Unused EagleBucks do not expire, although the meal blocks do expire at the end of each semester.)
3 Student Health Insurance may be waived if student is covered under another plan. All students MUST complete a waiver form to avoid this fee.

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