2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at George Mason University is $13,014 for Virginia residents and $36,474 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for GMU is $13,480 for Virginia residents and $36,930 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.58% for Virginia residents and increased by 1.25% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 2.36% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 4.18% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($12,047) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,257 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$12,564 $36,024$15,324
2020-2021$13,014$36,474$15,686
Change % 2020-20213.58%1.25%2.36%
2021-2022$13,480$36,930$16,057
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $16,098 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $37,410 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at GMU is $16,561 for Virginia residents and $37,865 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 2.88% for Virginia residents and increased by 1.22% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($13,742) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,431 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$15,648 $36,960$15,324
2020-2021$16,098$37,410$15,686
Change % 2020-20212.88%1.22%2.36%
2021-2022$16,561$37,865$16,057
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at GMU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2020-2021)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2019-2020$524$1,501
2020-2021$542$1,520
2021-2022$561$1,539
Graduate2019-2020$652$1,540
2020-2021$671$1,559
2021-2022$691$1,578
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $47,000 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $63,900 for George Mason University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$47,000$51,300$43,400
7 Years After Graduation$52,300--
8 Years After Graduation$56,300--
9 Years After Graduation$59,300--
10 Years After Graduation$63,900$71,900$57,300

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at GMU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $54,839 for Virginia residents and $151,232 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$13,287$13,565$13,849$14,139$54,839
Out-of-State$37,000$37,534$38,075$38,624$151,232
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$13,565$13,849$14,139$14,435$55,987
Out-of-State$37,534$38,075$38,624$39,181$153,413
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$13,849$14,139$14,435$14,737$57,159
Out-of-State$38,075$38,624$39,181$39,746$155,626
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,139$14,435$14,737$15,046$58,356
Out-of-State$38,624$39,181$39,746$40,319$157,870
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$14,435$14,737$15,046$15,361$59,578
Out-of-State$39,181$39,746$40,319$40,901$160,147
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $121,860 for Virginia residents and $218,253 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at George Mason University.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$30,166$30,361$30,542$30,730$121,860
Out-of-State$53,880$54,330$54,788$55,256$218,253
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$30,361$30,562$30,750$30,945$122,680
Out-of-State$54,330$54,788$55,256$55,732$220,106
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$30,562$30,771$30,965$31,167$123,528
Out-of-State$54,788$55,256$55,732$56,218$221,994
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$30,771$30,986$31,188$31,396$124,404
Out-of-State$55,256$55,732$56,218$56,712$223,918
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$30,986$31,209$31,417$31,633$125,310
Out-of-State$55,732$56,218$56,712$57,216$225,879
Last year, 59% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $90,508 for Virginia residents and $186,901 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at George Mason University.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,328$22,523$22,704$22,892$90,508
Out-of-State$46,042$46,492$46,950$47,418$186,901
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$22,523$22,724$22,912$23,107$91,328
Out-of-State$46,492$46,950$47,418$47,894$188,754
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$22,724$22,933$23,127$23,329$92,176
Out-of-State$46,950$47,418$47,894$48,380$190,642
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$22,933$23,148$23,350$23,558$93,052
Out-of-State$47,418$47,894$48,380$48,874$192,566
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$23,148$23,371$23,579$23,795$93,958
Out-of-State$47,894$48,380$48,874$49,378$194,527

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at George Mason University.
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George Mason University 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$13,014$1,278$15,686$36,474$1,278 $15,686
Graduate$16,098 $1,278$15,686$37,410 $1,278$15,686


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