What to Know About Tuition & Fees
Understanding the tuition you'll have to pay to attend American University means that you can prepare financially for your college years. Check out the figures here to learn how The American University's cost stacks up to other colleges and universities and if you should arrange for tuition increases.
How Does American University Contrast With Other Schools?
For nationwide, regional and statewide comparisons, look at the table below to see how The American University measures up to other schools.
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The American University Tuition & Fees
In the 2017 - 2018 academic year, full time undergrads at The American University were billed $46,615, before adjustments for financial need. Of this amount, the expense of tuition totaled $45,808. $807 was fees.
Alas, this school does not provide any special discounts to students who live in state.
Fees and tuition charges quoted here do not include room and board, which will drive up your costs. Having said that, most students end up spending less than full tuition after receiving financial aid and other rate reductions.
The following table outlines the costs explained above for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
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Are Tuition and Fees Going Up or Down?
There has been a rise of 3.0% in American University tuition and fees for out-of-state students in the past 5 years. Tuition expanded by 3.0% and fees expanded by 0.0%. This year, students should expect to pay $48,032 based on current projections.
Because of price increases, the full cost of a four-year The American University degree will be $201,068, and the full cost of a two-year degree would be $97,524, which doesn't include other costs such as books, transportation, and room and board.
The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduate students at The American University.
Due to inflation and other factors, the price of college is likely to grow every year. For this reason your final year of college could be much more expensive than your initial year.
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