2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at James Madison University is $12,206 for Virginia residents and $29,106 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for JMU is $12,733 for Virginia residents and $29,979 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 4.32% for Virginia residents and increased by 3.00% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs increased by 4.32% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at James Madison University are higher than the average amount ($9,328) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($19,283 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$11,701 $28,258$14,302
2019-2020$12,206$29,106$14,920
Change % 2019-20204.32%3.00%4.32%
2020-2021$12,733$29,979$15,565
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $11,976 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $29,016 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at JMU is $12,322 for Virginia residents and $28,553 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 2.89% for Virginia residents and decreased by -1.59% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at James Madison University are little bit higher than the average amount ($10,209) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($17,999 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$11,640 $29,486$14,302
2019-2020$11,976$29,016$14,920
Change % 2019-20202.89%-1.59%4.32%
2020-2021$12,322$28,553$15,565
***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 JMU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$231$783
2019-2020$216$763
2020-2021$202$744
Graduate2018-2019$438$1,162
2019-2020$475$1,098
2020-2021$515$1,038
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for James Madison University graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $46,100 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $63,300 for James Madison University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$46,100$49,000$44,100
7 Years After Graduation$48,700--
8 Years After Graduation$53,200--
9 Years After Graduation$57,300--
10 Years After Graduation$63,300$74,000$56,500

JMU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at JMU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $53,536 for Virginia residents and $123,967 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 James Madison University.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at James Madison University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$12,660$13,131$13,619$14,126$53,536
Out-of-State$29,842$30,596$31,369$32,161$123,967
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$13,131$13,619$14,126$14,651$55,527
Out-of-State$30,596$31,369$32,161$32,974$127,100
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$13,619$14,126$14,651$15,196$57,593
Out-of-State$31,369$32,161$32,974$33,807$130,312
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,126$14,651$15,196$15,761$59,735
Out-of-State$32,161$32,974$33,807$34,662$133,605
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,651$15,196$15,761$16,348$61,957
Out-of-State$32,974$33,807$34,662$35,538$136,981
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at James Madison 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 $121,285 for Virginia residents and $191,716 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at James Madison University.
4 years COA at James Madison University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$29,012$29,867$30,732$31,624$121,285
Out-of-State$46,193$47,331$48,498$49,694$191,716
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$29,867$30,749$31,641$32,561$124,869
Out-of-State$47,331$48,498$49,694$50,919$196,442
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$30,749$31,658$32,578$33,528$128,566
Out-of-State$48,498$49,694$50,919$52,174$201,285
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$31,658$32,596$33,545$34,524$132,377
Out-of-State$49,694$50,919$52,174$53,461$206,247
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$32,596$33,563$34,542$35,552$136,308
Out-of-State$50,919$52,174$53,461$54,779$211,332
Last year, 35 students ( 0.18% 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 $93,293 for Virginia residents and $163,724 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at James Madison University.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at James Madison University
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$22,014$22,869$29,642$24,626$93,293
Out-of-State$39,195$40,333$41,500$42,696$163,724
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,869$23,751$30,535$25,563$96,877
Out-of-State$40,333$41,500$42,696$43,921$168,450
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$23,751$24,660$31,455$26,530$100,574
Out-of-State$41,500$42,696$43,921$45,176$173,293
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$24,660$25,598$32,404$27,526$104,385
Out-of-State$42,696$43,921$45,176$46,463$178,255
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$25,598$26,565$33,383$28,554$108,316
Out-of-State$43,921$45,176$46,463$47,781$183,340

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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 James Madison University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
James Madison University 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$12,206$1,056$14,920$29,106$1,056 $14,920
Graduate$11,976 $1,056$14,920$29,016 $1,056$14,920


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