OMBA | Tuition & Financial Aid

The Online MBA is comprised of 55.5 credit hours. Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1,765 per credit hour totaling approximately $97,957 for the program.

Please anticipate tuition to increase between 3%-5% each year throughout the duration of the program.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees* for the Online Master of Business Administration program are as follows:

  • Cost per Credit: $1,765
  • Required Program Credits: 55.5
  • Total Program Tuition: $97,957

Additional Costs

  • Enrollment Fee: $600
  • Matriculation Fee: $100 (charged each entering student)
  • Student Association Fee: $2.75 per credit hour, up to a maximum of $41.25 per semester.
  • Registration Fee: $35 per semester
  • Registration for Continuous Enrollment or Leave of Absence: $35
  • Registration for Off-Campus and Online Programs: $35 (excluding contract programs)
  • Books: $500.00 (academic year estimate)
  • Library Fee: $50 (optional)
  • Student Health Insurance: GW offers voluntary comprehensive health insurance through Aetna Student Health. All F-1 & J-1 international students are automatically enrolled. See for rates & other important information.

* Visit the Student Accounts Office for a complete list of tuition rates & fees.

Financial Resources

Need-Based Financial Aid

Need-Based Financial Aid

Student loans are based on a combination of financial need and creditworthiness and are available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Most students apply to the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program, the Federal Graduate PLUS program, or both. Other private and federal loans are also available.

All federal loans require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For the fall term, students must submit this form to the federal processor by May 1.

For complete a complete list of loan resources, instructions, and help applying for loans, visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance. You may also find it helpful to review the checklist for new GW graduate students.

Payment Plans

Payment Plans

There are a variety of ways to pay your student account bill and many students will use a combination of methods to settle the account in full.

The university has partnered with ECSI to offer an interest-free monthly payment plan available to all students. 10 month (2 semester), 5 month (1 semester) & 3 month (Summer) plans are available.

For more information visit the Student Accounts Office (SAO).

Employer Reimbursement

Employer Reimbursement

Employer reimbursement is typically contingent upon academic performance. Students who are receiving reimbursement from their employers are responsible for paying the balance in full by the start of the semester.

For more information visit the Student Accounts Office (SAO).

Third Party Billing

Third Party Billing

The Student Accounts Office (SAO) accepts authorizations from third party sponsors to bill them directly. A third party sponsor is an embassy, government agency, or private company that pays all, or a portion, of a student’s bill directly to the university.

Third party billing authorization documents must be submitted by the third week of the semester. The University does not accept sponsorship documentation that is contingent upon grades received for course work. Students are responsible for all tuition and fees not covered by a sponsor.

Veterans & Military

Veterans & Military

Nationally recognized as a top military and veteran-friendly university, GW offers a wealth of services and benefits to students who have served, or are currently serving, in the US Armed Forces.

For more information, visit the Office of Veteran & Military Student Services (OVMSS).

Office of Veteran & Military Student Services

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