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.



Master's Degree

48 credits

Graduate Certificate

18 credits

(Summer 2017-Spring 2018 Terms):



(48 credits @ $1,035/credit hour) 


(18 credits @ $1,035/credit hour) 

Registration fees:

(5 registration sessions @ $35 each -
assuming 5 semesters with
at least 9 credits/semester)

(3 registration sessions @ $35 each)

Tuition + fees
$49,855 $18,735

Other costs to consider:

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

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, see Graduate Financial Aid loan information on the Web at

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:

  •     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

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); required if applying for a Federal Stafford Loan or Graduate PLUS loan. Submit this form online at