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The American University Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does American University Cost?

Are the tuition & fee charges at American University reasonable when compared to nationwide averages? Find out here. You can jump to any of the following sections in our The American University cost report:

How Much Does The American University Charge for Tuition?

$51,334 In-State Tuition & Fees
$51,334 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

Combined tuition and fees at American University for the 2020-2021 academic year was $51,334 for undergraduates. Students from District of Columbia did not receive a discount.

Tuition Fees Total
Tuition & Fees $50,542 $792 $51,334

These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does American University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do The American University Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

Nationwide, out-of-state students pay, on average, $19,933 per year in tuition and fees to attend college. At $51,334 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at American University was high when compared to the national average. In-state students pay the same as out-of state ones at The American University.

Take a look at the following chart to see how American University compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

Nationwide Middle Atlantic District of Columbia
Tuition & Fees Expensive Expensive Expensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: American University Financial Aid.

The American University Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.30% Tuition Increase
-0.12% Fee Increase
$238,739 Est. 4-Year Cost

The American University tuition and fees have grown about 3.25% annually for the past five years. Tuition by 3.30%, and fees by -0.12%. The estimated cost for this year's tuition and fees is $56,855 if the growth rate continues.

This means an estimated $115,556 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at The American University, and $238,739 for four years.

This doesn't include other costs such as room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at The American University.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Take note of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing yearlyl. At a log of colleges students will end up paying more for their final year of school than they did for their first.

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