2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at George Mason University is $12,564 for Virginia residents and $36,024 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for GMU is $12,667 for Virginia residents and $36,126 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.82% for Virginia residents and increased by 0.28% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs decreased by 7.81% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 2.07% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at George Mason University are little bit higher than the average amount ($11,862) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,538 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$12,462 $35,922$16,622
2019-2020$12,564$36,024$15,324
Change % 2019-20200.82%0.28%-7.81%
2020-2021$12,667$36,126$14,127
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $15,648 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $36,960 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at GMU is $16,175 for Virginia residents and $38,239 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 3.37% for Virginia residents and increased by 3.46% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at George Mason University are little bit higher than the average amount ($13,590) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,056 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$15,138 $35,724$16,622
2019-2020$15,648$36,960$15,324
Change % 2019-20203.37%3.46%-7.81%
2020-2021$16,175$38,239$14,127
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at GMU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$519$1,497
2019-2020$518$1,497
2020-2021$517$1,497
Graduate2018-2019$631$1,489
2019-2020$630$1,488
2020-2021$629$1,487
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for George Mason University graduates. 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

GMU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at GMU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $53,496 for Virginia residents and $152,909 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at George Mason University.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at George Mason University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$12,880$13,204$13,536$13,876$53,496
Out-of-State$36,885$37,766$38,668$39,591$152,909
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$13,204$13,536$13,876$14,226$54,842
Out-of-State$37,766$38,668$39,591$40,537$156,562
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$13,536$13,876$14,226$14,583$56,221
Out-of-State$38,668$39,591$40,537$41,505$160,301
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$13,876$14,226$14,583$14,950$57,635
Out-of-State$39,591$40,537$41,505$42,497$164,130
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,226$14,583$14,950$15,326$59,085
Out-of-State$40,537$41,505$42,497$43,512$168,051
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at George Mason University. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $120,013 for Virginia residents and $219,425 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at George Mason University.
4 years COA at George Mason University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$29,493$29,827$30,150$30,482$120,013
Out-of-State$53,497$54,389$55,302$56,237$219,425
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$29,827$30,170$30,502$30,842$121,403
Out-of-State$54,389$55,302$56,237$57,195$223,123
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$30,170$30,522$30,862$31,211$122,829
Out-of-State$55,302$56,237$57,195$58,175$226,909
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$30,522$30,883$31,232$31,590$124,290
Out-of-State$56,237$57,195$58,175$59,179$230,785
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$30,883$31,253$31,611$31,978$125,789
Out-of-State$57,195$58,175$59,179$60,207$234,755
Last year, 50 students ( 0.19% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $91,313 for Virginia residents and $190,725 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at George Mason University.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at George Mason University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$22,318$22,652$28,833$23,307$91,313
Out-of-State$46,322$47,214$48,127$49,062$190,725
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,652$22,995$29,165$23,667$92,703
Out-of-State$47,214$48,127$49,062$50,020$194,423
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$22,995$23,347$29,505$24,036$94,129
Out-of-State$48,127$49,062$50,020$51,000$198,209
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$23,347$23,708$29,853$24,415$95,590
Out-of-State$49,062$50,020$51,000$52,004$202,085
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$23,708$24,078$30,211$24,803$97,089
Out-of-State$50,020$51,000$52,004$53,032$206,055

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2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 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 last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at George Mason University.
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George Mason University 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$12,564$1,278$15,324$36,024$1,278 $15,324
Graduate$15,648 $1,278$15,324$36,960 $1,278$15,324


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