Tuition

Graduate tuition and fees at The George Washington University are comparable to the national average for private universities. These costs, set by the GW Board of Trustees, generally increase from year to year and may vary by program and location.

Tuition is made up of many variables, so all calculations below are estimates based on current tuition rates and fee structures. Total tuition and fees will adjust depending on the courses taken and the rate at which you complete your coursework. Please use the following information as an approximate tuition amount based on current information and not your final investment which will appreciate over time.

Graduate Certificate

Curriculum (typically completed in eight months):
Core course sequence (6 courses)


18 credits

Tuition (Summer 2017-Spring 2018 Terms):
In-Person Classrooms: 18 credits @ $860/credit hour
Online Classrooms: 18 credits @ $1,060/credit hour
 
$15,480
$19,080

Registration fees:
2 registration sessions @ $35 each 


$70

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE TOTAL:
In-Person Classrooms: Tuition + fees (approx.):
Online Classrooms: Tuition + fees (approx.):

$15,550
$19,150
Other costs to consider:  
Application fee: $75
Textbooks: $700

Master's Degree

The Graduate Certificate Program plus  
Curriculum (typically completed in seven months):
4 legal practice area courses, 12 credits
Independent Research Project, 2 credits
Internship, non-credit
14 credits
Tuition (Summer 2017-Spring 2018 Terms):
In-Person Classrooms: 14 credits @ $860/credit hour
Online Classrooms: 14 credits @ $1,060/credit hour

$12,040
$14,840
Registration fees:
2 registration sessions @ $35 each 

$70
   
IN-PERSON CLASSROOMS:
Graduate Certificate: Tuition + fees (approx.):
Master's Degree: Tuition + fees (approx.):
GRAND TOTAL: Tuition + fees (approx.):

$15,550
$12,110
$27,660
   
ONLINE CLASSROOMS:
Graduate Certificate: Tuition + fees (approx.):
Master's Degree: Tuition + fees (approx.):
GRAND TOTAL: Tuition + fees (approx.):

$19,150
$14,910
$34,060
   
Other costs to consider:  
Application fee: $75
Textbooks: $600
Matriculation fee (one time): $200

Financial Aid

Thinking about applying for Stafford or alternative education loans to finance graduate school? For the most recent financial aid information, see Graduate Financial Aid loan information on the Web at https://financialaid.gwu.edu.

1. Important things to know: Students must first be admitted to a program in order to be eligible for loans.

2. Priority deadlines for loan applications:

  • May 1 to receive funds by the beginning of the fall semester
  • October 1 to receive funds by the beginning of the spring semester
  • March 1 to receive funds by the beginning of the summer semester

3. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); required if applying for Federal Stafford Loan. Submit this form online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov