The GW Board of Trustees Approves Tuition Rates for 2017-18

Board maintains the university’s fixed tuition policy; increases for incoming undergraduate students limited to roughly 3 percent.

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The Board of Trustees met on Friday, determining the university will continue its fixed tuition policy and increases for incoming undergraduate students will be limited to roughly 3 percent.
February 10, 2017

For the 10th year in a row, the George Washington University Board of Trustees voted to continue to contain the cost of attendance, guaranteeing no tuition increase for returning undergraduate students and limiting increases for incoming undergraduate students to approximately 3 percent.

The board also decided on Friday to maintain the university’s fixed tuition policy, which began in 2005. With fixed tuition, returning undergraduates (sophomores, juniors, seniors and fifth-year undergraduates) will have no increase in their tuition for the 2017-18 academic year.

The tuition for incoming undergraduate students in fall 2017 will be locked in at $53,435 annually for up to five years, as long as they remain in good academic standing. Underscoring the university’s commitment to containing costs, the percent increase compared to last year is 3 percent for tuition and fees and about 3.3 percent for the total cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room and board), depending on a student’s housing selection.

The board also approved graduate tuition rates, which vary by program. Graduate tuition rates for the 2017-18 academic year will be posted online in March.

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