Estimated Tuition & Costs

Spring 2021
Program Options Tuition Total
8 credits:
4 credit professional internship & internship course
4 credit WSP seminar
$12,128
11 credits:
4 credit professional internship & internship course
4 credit WSP seminar
3 credit AU elective
$16,676
12 credits:
4 credit professional internship & internship course
4 credit WSP seminar
4 credit WSP seminar

$18,192

15 credits:
4 credit professional internship & internship course
4 credit WSP seminar
4 credit WSP seminar
3 credit AU elective

$22,734

International Partner Non-Credit
4 credit professional internship & internship course
4 credit WSP seminar
4 credit WSP seminar
3 credit AU elective

$8,500

Required Fees

Please refer to American University's required student fees.

Housing Options

Comparable to AU on-campus double occupancy rates.

Health Insurance Rates
Coverage Period Cost
Annual (August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021) $1,952
Fall (August 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020) $814
Spring/Summer (January 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021) $1,139
Summer Only (May 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020) $488

Health insurance is required for all students at AU. The waiver and account activation will become available after the student receives the registration confirmation email. Students with private insurance may waive the AU health insurance to avoid charges; students should submit the waiver prior to the start of the semester to have the charge removed. 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.
  • 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.

Tuition Refund Insurance

If you will pay tuition directly to your home school, we recommend that you contact your home school regarding their tuition insurance plan if offered before purchasing AU-affiliated tuition refund insurance.

Tuition refund insurance is optional but recommended. If you will pay tuition directly to AU and are interested in purchasing tuition refund insurance, please review the information for AU-affiliated insurance.

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.

Summer 2021
Option Amount
3-credit Colloquium + Internship $3,800

Scholarships are available. For priority consideration, complete your admissions application first. If you've already been admitted to the program, visit the Scholarships page for more information on how to obtain a scholarship.