Cost of college went up for all students at George Washington University


Tuition and fees rose 3.2 percent for 2018-19 at George Washington University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

District of Columbia students paid $55,230 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,712 more than the $53,518 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 81 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,084 students received grants or scholarships totaling $61.8 million and 1,133 students took out student loans totaling more than $8.4 million.

Including all undergraduates (28,172), 7,960 students used grants or scholarships totaling $226.1 million, and 4,359 students took out $32.4 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~282
$50,435
$51,950
$53,518
$55,230
9.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at George Washington University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
369
14%
$2,579,046
$6,989
State / local grant or scholarship
35
1%
$52,266
$1,493
Institutional grants or scholarships
2,078
80%
$59,145,555
$28,463
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,084
80%
$61,776,867
$29,643
Federal student loans
1,121
43%
$6,918,287
$6,172
Other student loans
61
2%
$1,446,837
$23,719
Student loan aid
1,133
43%
$8,365,124
$7,383
Total student aid
2,119
81%
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