How much will it cost?

Tuition and fees listed vary by program length and are subject to change. Upon completion of the Undergraduate Accelerator year, students enroll as sophomores at AU and pay standard applicant tuition and fees.

Academic Year 2020 Estimated Program Costs

Academic Accelerator Program
2 semesters
Extended Accelerator Program
3 semesters
Pre-Sessional English Program
Tuition and Fees $52,160 – $52,881 $58,171 – $58,183 Fall/Spring: $9,557
Summer: $6,340
Health Insurance $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Housing $9,604-$18,982 $14,823-$25,499 $14,823-$25,499
Dining* $3,686-$5,518 $5,529-$8,277 $5,529-$8,277
Total $67,450-$79,381 $80,523-$93,959 $28,692-$43,333

*Students will not be invoiced for their dining plan by IAP before they arrive. All changes or payments for meal plans are made through the American University Student Accounts system.

**The annual cost (3 terms) for health insurance is $2,000. Each additional term of insurance coverage is $675. Students enrolled in the Pre-Sessional English program will be enrolled beyond one year because they continue in the Extended First Year program after successful completion of PSE.

NOTE: A housing preference form will be included with your conditional acceptance offer.

Costs are subject to change. The costs listed represent a range of housing and dining options.

All prices listed are in USD.


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