Tuition and Fees

At American University tuition is charged by credit hour and billed by semester. Below is a summary of the tuition and fees you can expect throughout your journey. 
 
 

Finance Your Education

We know that financing your education is a key factor in deciding whether to pursue a graduate degree. We are here to help!

Merit-Based
At Time of Admissions

All applicants are automatically considered for Kogod's merit-based scholarships, including international students.

Need-Based
A Personalized Financial Plan

Your aid may include an AU scholarship or grant, federally funded grants, private loans, and/or low-interest federally funded loans.

Student Support
Funds for Current Students

There are more than 17 need- and merit-based Kogod scholarships for current graduate students plus 10 available to most Kogod students in any program.

2022-2023 Tuition Fees

 30 - 37 Credits $1,866 per Credit $55,980 -  $69,042 Total Tuition 

 

2022-2023 One-Time Fees

Enrollment Fee $500 (Applied toward Tuition)

2022-2023 Fees per Semester

Fees Full-Time (9+ Credits) Part-Time Summer Session
Sports Center $65 $30 $0
Grad Activity $30 $30 TBA
Student Technology $120 $40 $0
Metro U-Pass $136 $0 $0

 

More Information

American University's tuition and fees information page.


Health Insurance Premiums

Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time degree, resident, and international students unless the student has comparable coverage under another health insurance plan.

Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time degree, resident, and international students unless the student has comparable coverage under another health insurance plan.

  Start Date End Date Premium
Annual August 1, 2021 July 31, 2022 $1,981
Fall Only August 1, 2021 December 31, 2021 $826
Spring/Summer Only January 1, 2022 July 31, 2022 $1,156
Summer Only May 1, 2021 July 31, 2021 $496

International Students

American University's International Student and Scholar Services has developed a graduate student cost guide to assist international students with acquiring visas to study in the United States.

International Student Cost Guide 

 

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