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Tuition Table 2018-2019 Academic Year

Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Credit Rate Tuition Total
Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours, per credit hour) $1,587
Full-Time (12-17.5 credit hours) $23,820
Full-Time (18 credit hours) $25,407

Above 18 credit hours, Students are charged $1,587 per additional credit hour

Graduate Students
Graduate Credit Rate Tuition Total
Per credit hour $1,708
Professional MBA
MBA Credit Rate Tuition Total
Professional MBA (PMBA) - Cohort 5 (per credit hour) $1,563
Law Students, Washington College of Law (WCL)
Law Credit Rate Tuition Total
Full-Time (12-17 credit hours) $27,786
Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours per credit hour) $2,058

Above 17 credit hours, $2,058 per additional credit hour

Non-Degree Students
Non-Degree Credit Rate Tuition Total
For Course Levels 100-400 (per credit hour) $1,587
For Course Levels 500 and above (per credit hour) $1,708

Special Notices

  • Auditors pay the same charges as students enrolled for credit and are subject to all applicable special fees
  • As a graduate of American University, you can audit one non-tutorial program/travel fees for the nominal fee of $150. For more information please see Alumni Audit.
  • Charges for courses with special tuition rates or fees are listed in the Schedule of Classes or in publications supplied to you by the offering university department.

Mandatory Fees Tables

All students enrolled at American University are charged certain mandatory student fees each semester. Explanation of each fee can be found below the fee table.

A vast majority of universities, including American University, have a tuition and mandatory fee policy. With this type of policy, mandatory fees are assessed to all or groups of students in order to help defray associated costs based on the actual usage of an individual student.

Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Fees Full Time (12 and Above) Part-Time Summer Session 2019
Sports Center Fee $65.00 $30.00 $0.00
Undergraduate Activity Fee $88.50 $15.00 $0.00
Student Technology Fee $120.00 $40.00 $0.00
Metro U-Pass $136.00 $0.00 $0.00
Graduate Student/Non-Degree Graduate
Graduate Student/Non-Degree Graduate Fees Full-Time (9 Credit Hours and Above) Part-Time Summer Session 2019
Sports Center Fee $65.00 $30.00 $0.00
Grad Activity Fee $30.00 $30.00 $0.00
Student Technology Fee $120.00 $40.00 $0.00
Metro U-Pass $136.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional SIS Master's Program Fee per semester $750.00 $500.00 $0.00
Additional Joint Degree (CAS/SIS) Program Fee per semester $375.00 $250.00 $0.00
Law Students, Washington College of Law (WCL)
Washington College of Law Student Fees Full-Time (12 Credit Hours and Above) Part-Time Summer Session 2019
Sports Center Fee $65.00 $30.00 $0.00
WCL Activity Fee $255.00 $186.00 $41.00
Student Technology Fee $120.00 $40.00 $0.00
Metro U-Pass $136.00 $0.00 $0.00

Housing and Meal Plan Rates

Housing Rates

Anderson, Clark, Hughes, Leonard, Letts, McDowell, Roper Halls
Occupants Total
Single Occupancy $6,388.00
Double Occupancy $4,998.00
Triple Occupancy $3,730.00
Centennial Hall
Occupants Total
Single Occupancy $7,043.00
Double Occupancy $5,620.00
Nebraska & Cassell Halls
Occupants Total
Single Occupancy $7,183.00
Double Occupancy $5,947.00
East Campus
Occupants Total
Single Occupancy $7,113.00
Double Occupancy $5,802.00

Meal Plan Rates

Meal Plan Rates
Block Count Total
250 Block Plan $3,052.00
225 Block Plan $2,806.00
200 Block Plan $2,711.00
175 Block Plan $2,442.00
125 Block Plan $1,872.00
100 Block Plan $1,588.00
50 Block Plan $695.00

250 - 100 Block meals plans include $200 in Eagle Bucks and $200 in Dining Dollars

50 Block meal plan includes $100 Dining Dollars

Tuition Table 2017-2018 Academic Year

Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Credit Rate Tuition Total
Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours, per credit hour) $1,526
Full-Time (12-17.5 credit hours) $22,904
Full-Time (18 credit hours) $24,430

Above 18 credit hours, Students are charged $1,587 per additional credit hour

Graduate Students
Graduate Credit Rate Tuition Total
Per credit hour $1,642
Professional MBA
MBA Credit Rate Tuition Total
Professional MBA (PMBA) - Cohort 5 (per credit hour) $1,534
Law Students, Washington College of Law (WCL)
Law Credit Rate Tuition Total
Full-Time (12-17 credit hours) $26,846
Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours per credit hour) $1,988

Above 17 credit hours, $2,058 per additional credit hour

Non-Degree Students
Non-Degree Credit Rate Tuition Total
For Course Levels 100-400 (per credit hour) $1,526
For Course Levels 500 and above (per credit hour) $1,642

Special Notices

  • Auditors pay the same charges as students enrolled for credit and are subject to all applicable special fees
  • As a graduate of American University, you can audit one non-tutorial program/travel fees for the nominal fee of $150. For more information please see Alumni Audit.
  • Charges for courses with special tuition rates or fees are listed in the Schedule of Classes or in publications supplied to you by the offering university department.

Mandatory Fees Tables

All students enrolled at American University are charged certain mandatory student fees each semester. Explanation of each fee can be found below the fee table.

A vast majority of universities, including American University, have a tuition and mandatory fee policy. With this type of policy, mandatory fees are assessed to all or groups of students in order to help defray associated costs based on the actual usage of an individual student.

Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Fees Full Time (12 and Above) Part-Time Summer Session 2018
Sports Center Fee $65.00 $30.00 $0.00
Undergraduate Activity Fee $88.50 $15.00 $0.00
Student Technology Fee $120.00 $40.00 $0.00
Metro U-Pass $130.00 $0.00 $0.00
Graduate Student/Non-Degree Graduate
Graduate Student/Non-Degree Graduate Fees Full-Time (9 Credit Hours and Above) Part-Time Summer Session 2018
Sports Center Fee $65.00 $30.00 $0.00
Grad Activity Fee $30.00 $30.00 $0.00
Student Technology Fee $120.00 $40.00 $0.00
Metro U-Pass $130.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional SIS Master's Program Fee per semester $750.00 $500.00 $0.00
Additional Joint Degree (CAS/SIS) Program Fee per semester $375.00 $250.00 $0.00
Law Students, Washington College of Law (WCL)
Washington College of Law Student Fees Full-Time (12 Credit Hours and Above) Part-Time Summer Session 2018
Sports Center Fee $65.00 $30.00 $0.00
WCL Activity Fee $255.00 $186.00 $41.00
Student Technology Fee $120.00 $40.00 $0.00
Metro U-Pass $130.00 $0.00 $0.00

Housing and Meal Plan Rates

Housing Rates

Anderson, Clark, Hughes, Leonard, Letts, McDowell, Roper Halls
Occupants Total
Single Occupancy $6,325.00
Double Occupancy $4,949.00
Triple Occupancy $3,693.00
Centennial Hall
Occupants Total
Single Occupancy $6,872.00
Double Occupancy $5,483.00
Nebraska & Cassell Halls
Occupants Total
Single Occupancy $6,974.00
Double Occupancy $5,774.00
East Campus
Occupants Total
Single Occupancy $6,940.00
Double Occupancy $5,661.00

Meal Plan Rates

Meal Plan Rates
Meal Plan Cost
250 Block Plan $3,000.00
225 Block Plan $2,759.00
200 Block Plan $2,666.00
175 Block Plan $2,402.00
125 Block Plan $1,843.00
100 Block Plan $1,565.00
50 Block Plan $683.00

250 - 100 Block meals plans include $200 in Eagle Bucks and $200 in Dining Dollars

50 Block meal plan includes $100 Dining Dollars

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Rates
Coverage Period Cost
Annual (August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019) $1,960.00
Fall (August 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018) $850.00
Spring/Summer (January 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019) $1,145.00
Summer Only (May 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019) $500.00

Health insurance is required for all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1and J1 visas. Your automatic enrollment and charge will show on the bill. You can submit a Health Insurance Waiver if you have your own insurance coverage.All waivers must be submitted online by the due date (September-8 in the Fall and Febraury-15 in the Spring). Waivers can only be submitted through your student portal located at https://myAU.american.edu under the section "Life@AU". Once a waiver is filed, the Student Health Insurance charge will be removed from your student account within five business days. Any questions about the Student Health Insurance Plan should be directed to the Student Health Center at (202)885-3380 or by email at shc@american.edu.

Tuition Information

Undergraduate students who register for 12 to 17.5 credit hours are charged for tuition at a flat full-time rate. Undergraduate students who register for fewer than 12 credit hours are charged tuition per credit hour based on the number of credit hours taken. Undergraduate students who register for more than 17.5 credit hours are charged the flat full-time tuition rate with an additional charge for each credit hour over 17.5.

Graduate and non-degree students are charged for tuition on a per credit hour basis.

Washington College of Law students who register for 12 to 17 credit hours are charged for tuition at a flat full-time rate. Washington College of Law students who register for fewer than 12 credit hours are charged tuition per credit hour based on the number of credit hours taken. Washington College of Law students who register for more than 17 credit hours are charged the flat full-time tuition rate with an additional charge for each credit hour over 17.

The off-campus tuition rate differs from the rate for on-campus courses. However, full-time undergraduate students who register for courses both on and off campus are assessed tuition at the on-campus full-time rate.

Given the probable continuation of current economic conditions, as well as the need to continue to accelerate the academic development of the university, it is reasonable to expect that tuition and fee increases will be required each year in the future.

American University has partnered with GradGuard(TM) by Allianz Global Assistance to provide Tuition Insurance for students. Allianz Global Assistance is a private insurance program offering tuition insurance that acts as an extension to American University's published refund policy.

Tuition Insurance helps minimize financial losses should a student suffer serious illness or an accident that results in withdrawal from the university before the end of the semester.

To enroll please contact:

GradGuard(TM) by Allianz Global Assitance

Web: www.gradguard.com/tuition/american

Phone: (866) 724-4384

Fee Information

This mandatory fee is charged to all registered students. The fee is assessed to help pay a small portion of the university's overall technology costs. It helps to fund technology priorities, ranging from classroom instruction, faculty research, expanded computer labs, student portals, wireless connectivity, on-line registrations, faster internet connectivity, server upgrades, computer security, and administrative systems. Whether a student lives on-campus, off-campus, or abroad, the technology services are available to them.

Our sports center fee is charged to all registered students, and is used to help pay for building maintenance and service costs associated with the sports center complex. The fee is not a membership fee for use the fitness center. Any registered student can use the entire sports center complex facilities, including the fitness center. 

 The University Board of Trustees approves and encourages strong and viable student-sponsored programs that contribute significantly to the intellectual and social development of the student body, serve the university academic goals, encourage student participation and leadership, and enhance the general campus environment. To finance these student-run organizations and programs (over 160), the Board directs the assessment of a mandatory non-refundable student activity/program fee. Depending on your student status, those fees will be labeled on your student account statement as Undergraduate Activity Fee, Graduate Activity Fee, or WCL General Fee.

The Metro U-Pass fee is a mandatory fee charged to full time students enrolled in an on-campus program. The Metro U-Pass is valid for unlimited Metrorail and Metrobus transportation for the duration of the semester (Fall/Spring). For more information about how to obtain your U-Pass and for frequently asked question, please visit the Metro University Pass page.  

Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time degree, resident, and international students, unless the student has comparable coverage under another health insurance plan. If a student has comparable coverage under another insurance plan, they must waive the AU health insurance plan. Waivers must be completed on-line on the myau.american.edu portal . If the fee has already been assessed, the related insurance charge will be removed within two business days of the waiver submission. Insurance waivers need to be performed each year. For more information regarding Health insurance and wavier deadlines please visit Health Center Homepage.

The fee is used to cover expenses associated with professional program enhancements associated with the School of International Services. The fee is charged to all SIS graduate students and joint CAS/SIS program students. The fee applies to all SIS M.A. programs, the MIS program and the M.S. program.

Payment Due Dates

Summer 2018

  • Payment is due May 1, 2018
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for students registering after April 30, 2018

Fall 2018

  • Payment is due August 1, 2018
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for students registering after July 31, 2018

Spring 2019

  • Payment is due January 6, 2019
  • Payment is due at the time of registration for students registering after January 5, 2019