Tuition Rates for 2020-21 Approved

The Board of Trustees voted for a moderate increase for incoming undergraduate students.

February 9, 2020

The George Washington University Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve tuition rates for the 2020-21 academic year, increasing tuition for incoming undergraduate students by 3 percent. Current students’ tuition costs will remain fixed.

Tuition for incoming undergraduate students in fall 2020 is $58,550. The university’s 3 percent tuition and fees increase is less than last year’s increase as the university attempts to help control costs. The total cost of attendance increase is about 3.4 percent when factoring in room and board, depending on a student’s housing selection and dining plan.

To help improve the student experience, by making housing pricing simpler for the 2020-21 academic year, the university will modify the pricing structure for housing. The new structure streamlines rate options from 17 to five in an effort to enhance parity both between typical first- and second-year housing assignment pricing as well as between typical third-year housing and nearby off-campus pricing. Housing rates will be posted on the Campus Living and Residential Education website.

Tuition will continue to cover up to 18 credit hours per semester, which increased during the 2019-20 academic year in response to student feedback. Cost of attendance continues to include dining plan funds that vary depending on whether a student’s living assignment has an in-unit kitchen. The approach was implemented two years ago based on feedback from students and parents.

The board also approved 2020-21 graduate tuition rates, which vary by program and will be posted online in the coming months.