Program Cost Guides

The costs below are estimates based on current economic conditions. An increase of 5-7% should be anticipated for each succeeding academic year. Please plan accordingly for the entire length of your program.
Program Total Required
 

Undergraduate Degree BA/BS Programs

$70,231

Graduate: College of Arts & Science (CAS)

$64,580*

Graduate: School of Communication (SOC)

$64,580*

Graduate: School of Public Affairs (SPA)

$64,580*

Graduate: School of International Service (SIS)

$66,080*

Graduate: Kogod School of Business MS Programs

$64,580*

Graduate: Kogod School of Business MBA Program

$78,152*

Master of Laws (LLM)

$67,930*

LLM/ILSP Certificate (1 semester program)

$42,207

LLM Human Rights Program (Summer) $16,014
LLM Human Rights Program (1 Semester & 1 Summer) $46,061

LLM-MBA

$67,930*

Juris Doctorate (JD)

$84,732

Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

$64,694*

PhD Maintain Matriculation

$34,488*

Washington Semester (1 semester)

$33,902

Washington Semester (2 semesters)

$68,123

Washington Semester Intl Certificate (1 semester)

$17,131

Washington Semester Intl Certificate (2 semesters)

$34,581

Abroad at AU (1 semester)

$22,877

Abroad at AU (2 semesters)

$45,444

Abroad at AU Exchange Program (1 semester)

$10,241

Abroad at AU Exchange Program (2 semesters)

$20,172

English Language Training Academy (ELTA)

$48,119*

Fall ELTA & Spring Abroad at AU

$40,886

Fall ELTA & Spring Washington Semester

$52,226

Fall ELTA & Spring Washington Semester Certificate

$35,455

International Accelerator Program (IAP)

$86,827

Masters Accelerator Program (MAP)

$55,808

American Collegiate (AC)

$86,287

Pre-Sessional Program (PSE)

$46,386


*Includes summer costs

Health insurance fees for the academic year 2020-2021 had not been established when these costs were determined.

Important Additional Costs

Students should be able to meet the following costs as they apply to their particular situation (costs may increase each year by about 5-7% per year due to inflation and other external factors):

  • Travel expenses between home country and U.S. during vacation periods
  • Large purchases (such as computers, furniture, etc.)
  • Medical expenses not covered by health insurance (eye care, dental care, medical problems developed before arriving at the university)
  • Additional summer expenses (if any) including tuition and fees, room and board, and books
  • Other personal expenses (such as entertainment, social outings, etc.)
  • Additional family members (if any) 
    • Married students who plan to bring their families should add at least $5,500 for their spouse and $4,000 for each child per year to their annual living expenses