Tuition and Estimated Costs for 2016-17

The following table shows the estimated costs for full-time and part-time students at George Mason for the 2016-17 academic year. These estimates are used in determining financial aid packages for law students. As estimates, these figures may vary slightly from the actual costs. Note that these figures are subject to change at any time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The George Mason University Board of Visitors voted to freeze law school tuition at current levels beginning in 2014–15. In addition, the Board has declared its intention not to increase law tuition through academic year 2016–17. Under Virginia law, governing boards are not authorized to bind their own hands with respect to the future exercise of discretionary acts. However, the Board has acknowledged the compelling case for a three-year strategy to address the needs of law students.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition (full-time) $25,351 $40,737
Tuition (part-time)* $20,660 $33,298
Estimated additional costs (Cost of Attendance)** $23,868 $23,868
Total estimated cost (full-time) $49,219 $64,605
Total estimated cost*** (part-time) $44,528 $57,166

* Based on 23 credit hours in the first year. Please note that Financial Aid calculates Cost of Attendance (COA) based on 22 credits per year; thus, first-year part-time students must contact their financial aid counselor regarding aid for the additional credit.

**Includes room and board, transportation, personal expenses, loan fees, and books.

***In-state residents attending part-time pay $898.25 per credit hour, and out-of-state residents attending part-time pay $1,447.75 per credit hour. All students are charged an Educational Resource Fee each semester based on registered credits as follows: 7 or more credit hours - $100; fewer than 7 credits - $60.

Related Fees
Late Payment Fee 10%, up to $125
Returned Check Fee $50

To see if you qualify for in-state tuition go to admissions.gmu.edu/domicile, and to apply for in-state tuition, please download the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates.

Note: Most questions about in-state classification can be answered through Domicile Administration, which is found within the office of the GMU Registrar. This office reviews applications to reclassify an out-of-state student to in-state status, they handle most procedural questions and they provide other services associated with student status classification for tuition purposes.