Tuition Rates for Academic Year 2021-22 Announced

In setting tuition and housing rates, GW focuses on affordability, plans to return to normal.

March 25, 2021

The university today announced tuition rates for the 2021-22 academic year, as planning continues for an in-person, residential academic experience this fall. 

The university is limiting any increases in tuition to continue to contain the cost of attendance, with a moderate 2.1 percent increase in tuition for incoming first-year undergraduate students and students who will be second-year undergraduate students. Tuition continues to be fixed for students who will be in their third, fourth or fifth year as undergraduates.

Tuition for incoming undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who entered GW during the 2020-21 academic year is $59,780 for the 2021-22 academic year. The total cost of attendance increase is about 2.65 percent when factoring in room and board, depending on a student’s housing selection and dining plan.

The Board of Trustees at its February meeting approved a range of tuition options in light of the evolving situation with the ongoing pandemic, allowing the university to make the final determination as fall plans became more clear.  The university’s 2.65 percent increase in the total cost of attendance is below those of previous years, which have been approximately 3 percent.

The university will also implement plans to simplify the housing rate structure, announced in February 2020 but delayed due to the pandemic.  The new structure streamlines rate options from 17 to five in an effort to enhance parity between typical first- and second-year housing assignment pricing as well as between typical third-year housing and nearby off-campus pricing.  Detailed information about the housing application process for academic year 2021-22 will be announced by early April and posted on the Campus Living and Residential Education website.

The university also approved 2021-22 graduate tuition rates, which vary by program.  Graduate tuition rates for 2021-22 are posted online.

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