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An investment

in your future

 

Costs & Aid



 

 

Attaining a quality education is critical for achieving job success and personal fulfillment, and to making a significant social contribution. As the value of education rises, the need to finance graduate study becomes greater. The George Washington University (GW) believes that qualified students should be given the opportunity to continue their academic experience. The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration makes every effort to help students identify and take advantage of the wide range of financial opportunities available within the school and throughout the university community, as well as from external sources.

 


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Current Tuition & Fees Per Semester

Trachtenberg School tuition is set for $1890 per credit hour for 2019/2020 school year. If you are enrolled as a Trachtenberg School student, you pay Trachtenberg School tuition and fees whether you are taking a class in another school at the university or a class at a consortium school.

MPA/MPP degrees are 40 credits. These costs are based on semester.

Full-Time        

  • Tuition: $17,010
  • Fees: $27
  • Total: 17,037

Part-Time

  • Tuition: $11,340    
  • Fees: $18    
  • Total: $11,358

Additional Costs to Consider

  • Every new student is charged a one-time $300 matriculation fee.

  • In order to complete the program, students will have one semester in which they take one three-class (typically in a summer session) and have one semester in which they complete a 1-credit course in addition to their normal course load.

  • Over the past three years, tuition costs have increased about 3% yearly. The new tuition rate takes effect with summer classes.

  • International students studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa are charged $45 each fall and spring.

 

MA-ENRP degree is 36 credits. These costs are based on semester.

Full-Time

  • Tuition: $17,010
  • Fees: $27
  • Total: $17,037

Part-Time

  • Tuition: $11,340    
  • Fees: $18    
  • Total:  $11,358

Additional Costs to Consider

  • Every new student is charged a one-time $300 matriculation fee.

  • International students studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa are charged $45 each fall and spring.

  • Over the past three years, tuition costs have increased about 3% yearly. The new tuition rate takes effect with summer classes.

 

PhD degree is 72 credits. These costs are based on semester.

Full-Time

  • Tuition: $17,010
  • Fees:  $27
  • Total: 17,037

Part-Time

  • Tuition: $11,340    
  • Fees: $18    
  • Total: $11,358

Additional Costs to Consider

  • Every new student is charged a one-time $300 matriculation fee.
     
  • Over the past three years, tuition costs have increased about 3% yearly. The new tuition rate takes effect with summer classes.
  • International students studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa are charged $45 each fall and spring.

 

Certificate programs are 12 credits. These costs are based on semester.

Two Classes

  • Tuition: $11,340
  • Fees: $18
  • Total: $11,358

One Class

  • Tuition:  $5,670
  • Fees: $9
  • Total: $5,679

Additional Costs to Consider

  • Every new student is charged a one-time $300 matriculation fee.
  • Over the past three years, tuition costs have increased about 3% yearly.

 


Funding Your Education 

Graduate school is expensive. It’s an investment in your future and your understanding of public service.

The Trachtenberg School encourages the use of additional resources to help defray the costs.

Working While in School

Many students in the Trachtenberg School work while they are studying in order to help pay for their education. The Trachtenberg School provides students with excellent flexibility in order to handle part-time or full-time employment while completing a degree. There are many resources available to enrolled students to aid in the job search.

There are some full-time or regular part-time positions at GW that qualify employees (after a six-month waiting period) for tuition benefits. Other students secure work-study positions as part of their financial aid package. In addition, many GW faculty and research centers employ students as research assistants, project coordinators, Teaching Assistants for courses and other roles. These positions do not typically offer tuition benefits, but can provide a paycheck and relevant work experience.

 

Scholarships

The Trachtenberg School seeks financial support to help students with tuition and expenses. We encourage students to talk with us about financial needs.

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