Study Abroad Costs

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At GW, a study abroad semester is comparably priced to an on-campus semester, including full-time tuition and a study abroad program fee. Participants are billed GW charges for their study abroad program, not the fees indicated in program literature or web sites.

While abroad for a semester or academic year, students are charged their GW fixed-tuition rate and a study abroad program tier fee. Study abroad program tier fees are charged each semester a student is abroad.  Study abroad programs are placed into one of seven tiers. Programs are placed into tiers by considering the amenities included in the program, the overall cost of those amenities, the cost of living in the host country, and the overall cost of the program to the university.

Please note that in most cases, Tier 1 programs only include tuition expenses. Therefore, any other expenses related to participation in the program (housing, meals, orientation activities, excursions, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.

 

 2017-2018 Study Abroad Fees
Tier 1 Programs GW Fixed Rate Tuition + $825 program fee
Tier 2 Programs GW Fixed Rate Tuition + $3,575 program fee
Tier 3 Programs GW Fixed Rate Tuition + $5,475 program fee
Tier 4 Programs GW Fixed Rate Tuition + $5,975 program fee
Tier 5 Programs GW Fixed Rate Tuition + $6, 475 program fee
Tier 6 Programs GW Fixed Rate Tuition + $6, 975 program fee
Tier 7 Programs GW Fixed Rate Tuition + $7,775 program fee
Withdrawal Fee $575 (view our withdrawal policy for more details)

*The fees listed above are for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Fees for the 2018-19 year are subject to change. Students will be notified when and if fees are changed.