Tuition for new, incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students, as well as returning second-, third- and fourth-year students enrolling at the George Washington University in fall 2023, will be $64,700, a 4.2 percent increase from the 2022-23 tuition rate of $62,110. Full-time undergraduate students who entered GW prior to fall 2020 will pay the fixed-tuition rate of their entering class year. Mandatory fees are $290, which includes the Student Association fee and a subsidized transportation fee for unlimited use of Metrorail and Metrobus.
Graduate tuition rates, which vary by program, will be approved later this spring.
The university has set a base rate for housing and dining of $16,300, a $580 increase from the previous year, to help incoming first-year students and families estimate their living expenses. The base residence hall room rate is $10,700, and the dining rate is $5,600 for the year.
Because second-, third- and fourth-year students have more room options, such as suites and apartment-style living instead of traditional two-person rooms, housing rates will vary for continuing students. GW’s four tiers of on-campus housing rates and GW’s dining plan options by class year are available online.
The average yearly increase in the estimated cost of attendance for a continuing undergraduate student is 3 percent, and for a new, first-year student it is 3.8 percent. The estimated cost of attendance includes direct costs (tuition, housing, dining and fees) and indirect costs (books, transportation and personal expenses) and the actual cost of attendance varies for each student.
Affordability is important in determining whether talented students come to and stay at GW. The university works to contain the cost of attendance and will continue its focus on Open Doors, which is the university’s scholarship fundraising initiative to increase need-based financial aid for students. The university will honor its commitment to provide additional need-based financial aid to assist students and families in covering educational expenses.
The university is also committed to ongoing enhancements to the overall student experience. As part of these ongoing efforts, GW has reimagined its dining program by introducing all-you-care-to-eat on-campus dining in the Thurston, Shenkman and West residence halls to complement other dining spaces in District House and GW Hillel. The university also has expanded academic, health and wellbeing support services and community-building opportunities for students in recent years.