Tuition & Fees

Below is a listing of tuition rates and related fees by term. For information on Housing and Meal Plan rates, please visit Housing and Residence Life and Mason Card Office web sites.


Fall 2019

Undergraduate Tuition Rates

Graduate Tuition

College of Education and Human Development Graduate Programs Tuition
College of Education and Human Development Graduate Online Programs Tuition
College of Health and Human Services Graduate Programs Tuition
College of Health and Human Services Graduate Online Programs Tuition
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Programs Tuition
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Online Programs Tuition
College of Science Graduate Programs Tuition
College of Visual and Performing Arts Graduate Programs Tuition
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study Graduate Programs Tuition
School of Business Graduate Programs Tuition
School of Business Graduate Online Programs Tuition
School of Conflict Analysis & Resolution Graduate Programs Tuition
School of Conflict Analysis & Resolution Graduate Online Programs Tuition
Schar School of Policy and Government Graduate Programs Tuition
Volgenau School of Engineering Graduate Programs Tuition
Volgenau School of Engineering Graduate Online Programs Tuition

Law Tuition Rates
Law Online Programs Tuition Rates

Nondegree Tuition Rates
Tuition rates for nondegree students are determined by their academic level.

Course Fees

College of Education and Human Development Course Fees
College of Health and Human Services Course Fees
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Course Fees
College of Science Course Fees
College of Visual and Performing Arts Course Fees
School of Business Course Fees
Smithsonian-Mason Course Fees
Volgenau School of Engineering Course Fees

Mandatory Student Fee

This is a mandatory fee based on credit enrollment. The Mandatory Student Fee supports the maintenance of facilities and buildings, auxiliary services, intercollegiate athletics, campus shuttle, academic services, student activities, and health services. For additional information, please visit here.

Undergraduate and Graduate New Student Fees

The fees are mandatory, nonrefundable, one-time fees. Fees are charged to the account of every newly admitted, degree-seeking student when registered for classes regardless of orientation attendance or enrollment status. The fee for new freshman students is $300, incoming transfer students $225, and graduate students $60.

Distance Learning Fee

$35 per credit hour (may be in addition to other course fees) – Online courses may require a Distance Learning Fee, which helps Mason Online provide the software, support, and technical assistance necessary to manage and assure a quality online education experience.

International Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is required for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders. International students who fail to adhere to this policy are subject to class cancellation. Health insurance fees are deducted from all payments received by the University before funds are applied to tuition or other charges. For more information, please visit Student Health Services web site.

Summer 2019 (New students in summer only): $666.00

Late Registration Fee

A Late Registration Fee of $125 will be assessed to students who add their first class after the semester start through the deadline to add classes. This fee does not apply to students enrolled in classes prior to the start of the semester who make schedule adjustments. Wait-listed classes are not considered class registration. Late registration fees are nonrefundable and will not be removed, regardless of enrollment status.

Any class registration after the deadline to add classes, if approved by the academic department, is subject to a $125 late registration fee. Late class registrations require an account in good standing and prepayment of all charges.

Late Payment Fee

Failure to make a payment on or before the due date is subject to 10%, up to $125, late payment fee.

Return Item Fee

For each item (checks, debit/credit card reversals) returned by the bank unpaid, a $50 return item fee will be charged. If a returned item results in an unpaid account, a late fee and financial suspension may apply.

Collection of Accounts

Failure to meet financial obligations to the University may result in the delinquent account being placed with a collection agency, withholding of money from tax returns, and other collection procedures. Students are responsible for costs incurred by the University in collecting their delinquent accounts.

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Summer 2019

Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Tuition Rates
Graduate Tuition Rates
Graduate Online Program Tuition Rates
Law Tuition Rates

Nondegree Tuition Rates
Tuition rates for nondegree students are determined by their academic level.

Course Fees

College of Education and Human Development Course Fees
College of Health and Human Services Course Fees
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Course Fees
College of Science Course Fees
College of Visual and Performing Arts Course Fees
School of Business Course Fees
Smithsonian-Mason Course Fees
Volgenau School of Engineering Course Fees

Mandatory Student Fee

This is a mandatory fee based on credit enrollment. The Mandatory Student Fee supports the maintenance of facilities and buildings, auxiliary services, intercollegiate athletics, campus shuttle, academic services, student activities, and health services. For additional information, please visit here.

Undergraduate and Graduate New Student Fees

The fees are mandatory, nonrefundable, one-time fees. Fees are charged to the account of every newly admitted, degree-seeking student when registered for classes regardless of orientation attendance or enrollment status. The fee for new freshman students is $300, incoming transfer students $225, and graduate students $60.

Distance Learning Fee

$35 per credit hour (may be in addition to other course fees) – Online courses may require a Distance Learning Fee, which helps Mason Online provide the software, support, and technical assistance necessary to manage and assure a quality online education experience.

International Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is required for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders. International students who fail to adhere to this policy are subject to class cancellation. Health insurance fees are deducted from all payments received by the University before funds are applied to tuition or other charges. For more information, please visit Student Health Services web site.

Summer 2019 (New students in summer only): $666.00

Late Registration Fee

A Late Registration Fee of $125 will be assessed to students who add their first class after the semester start through the deadline to add classes. This fee does not apply to students enrolled in classes prior to the start of the semester who make schedule adjustments. Wait-listed classes are not considered class registration. Late registration fees are nonrefundable and will not be removed, regardless of enrollment status.

Any class registration after the deadline to add classes, if approved by the academic department, is subject to a $125 late registration fee. Late class registrations require an account in good standing and prepayment of all charges.

Late Payment Fee

Failure to make a payment on or before the due date is subject to 10%, up to $125, late payment fee.

Return Item Fee

For each item (checks, debit/credit card reversals) returned by the bank unpaid, a $50 return item fee will be charged. If a returned item results in an unpaid account, a late fee and financial suspension may apply.

Collection of Accounts

Failure to meet financial obligations to the University may result in the delinquent account being placed with a collection agency, withholding of money from tax returns, and other collection procedures. Students are responsible for costs incurred by the University in collecting their delinquent accounts.

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Spring 2019

Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Tuition Rates
Graduate Tuition Rates
Graduate Online Program Tuition Rates
Law Tuition Rates
Mason Korea Tuition Rates

Nondegree Tuition Rates
Tuition rates for nondegree students are determined by their academic level.

Course Fees

College of Education and Human Development Course Fees
College of Health and Human Services Course Fees
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Course Fees
College of Science Course Fees
College of Visual and Performing Arts Course Fees
School of Business Course Fees
Smithsonian-Mason Course Fees
Volgenau School of Engineering Course Fees

Mandatory Student Fee

This is a mandatory fee based on credit enrollment. The Mandatory Student Fee supports the maintenance of facilities and buildings, auxiliary services, intercollegiate athletics, campus shuttle, academic services, student activities, and health services. For additional information, please visit here.

Undergraduate and Graduate New Student Fees

The fees are mandatory, nonrefundable, one-time fees. Fees are charged to the account of every newly admitted, degree-seeking student when registered for classes regardless of orientation attendance or enrollment status. The fee for new freshman students is $300, incoming transfer students $225, and graduate students $60.

Distance Learning Fee

$35 per credit hour (may be in addition to other course fees) – Online courses may require a Distance Learning Fee, which helps Mason Online provide the software, support, and technical assistance necessary to manage and assure a quality online education experience.

International Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is required for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders. International students who fail to adhere to this policy are subject to class cancellation. Health insurance fees are deducted from all payments received by the University before funds are applied to tuition or other charges. For more information, please visit Student Health Services web site.

Late Registration Fee

A Late Registration Fee of $125 will be assessed to students who add their first class after the semester start through the deadline to add classes. This fee does not apply to students enrolled in classes prior to the start of the semester who make schedule adjustments. Wait-listed classes are not considered class registration.  Late registration fees are nonrefundable and will not be removed, regardless of enrollment status.

Any class registration after the deadline to add classes, if approved by the academic department, is subject to a $125 late registration fee. Late class registrations require an account in good standing and prepayment of all charges.

Late Payment Fee

Failure to make a payment on or before the due date is subject to 10%, up to $125, late payment fee.

Return Item Fee

For each item (checks, debit/credit card reversals) returned by the bank unpaid, a $50 return item fee will be charged. If a returned item results in an unpaid account, a late fee and financial suspension may apply.

Collection of Accounts

Failure to meet financial obligations to the University may result in the delinquent account being placed with a collection agency, withholding of money from tax returns, and other collection procedures. Students are responsible for costs incurred by the University in collecting their delinquent accounts.

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