In 2022, tuition for full-time Georgetown University students was $61,872 a year.
Tuition increased 3.49% in 2022–from $59,784 the prior year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until you're done with college.
Georgetown University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from DC as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
Georgetown has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Georgetown:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideGeorgetown •Athletic Awards •Georgetown-specific scholarships
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Georgetown.
Room and board at Georgetown costs $19,352 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat in the Georgetown's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city can be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Georgetown University campus is located in a urban setting in DC, not far from Washington.
When budgeting for college, be sure to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Georgetown.
What will the cost of attending Georgetown be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$19,352|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2022, 2,489 of the 7,598 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Georgetown meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $48,768 a year. Around 34% of Georgetown undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Georgetown graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,120 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Georgetown Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Georgetown financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, Georgetown awarded 2,333 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $123 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.8 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Georgetown students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Georgetown was $48,768 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Georgetown seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Georgetown really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Georgetown's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Georgetown offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Georgetown has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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