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.

9 courses, 1-4 credits each offered via weekend intensive courses with distance learning units in between, designed to be completed in 16 months.  18 credits

Tuition (Summer 2017-Spring 2018 Terms):
18 credits @ $850/credit hour = $15,300

Registration fees:
4 registration sessions @ $35 each = $140

Tuition + fees:  $15,440

Other costs to consider:

  • Application fee: $75
  • Matriculation fee (one time): $200
  • Books: $100-$150/course
  • Supplies: $150-200

Financial Aid

Thinking about applying for an unsubsidized Stafford loan, Graduate PLUS loan or alternative education loans to finance graduate school? For the most recent financial aid information, visit the GW Office of Student Financial Assistance. 

Important things to know:

   1. Students must first be admitted to a program in order to be eligible for loans.
   2. Priority deadlines for loan applications:
         1. May 1 to receive funds by the beginning of the fall semester
         2. October 1 to receive funds by the beginning of the spring semester
         3. March 1 to receive funds by the beginning of the summer semester
   3. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); required if applying for a Federal Stafford Loan or Graduate PLUS loan. Submit this form online at