Cost of college went up for all students at George Mason University


In-state tuition and fees rose 4.5 percent for 2018-19 at George Mason University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Virginia residents paid $12,462 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $538 more than the $11,924 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 188.3 percent more than residents this year, or $35,922. Their price tag grew 4.5 percent from $34,370 in 2017-18.

About 77 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Virginia residents. About 18 percent are residents of other states and 2 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 76 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,146 students received grants or scholarships totaling $20 million and 1,811 students took out student loans totaling more than $14.3 million.

Including all undergraduates (37,316), 12,630 students used grants or scholarships totaling $90.6 million, and 11,075 students took out $76.1 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~28,733
$10,952
$11,300
$11,924
$12,462
13.8%
Out-of-state
~6,717
$31,598
$32,582
$34,370
$35,922
13.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at George Mason University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
1,043
30%
$5,213,142
$4,998
State / local grant or scholarship
1,236
36%
$4,858,705
$3,931
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,132
33%
$9,893,519
$8,740
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,146
62%
$19,965,366
$9,304
Federal student loans
1,765
51%
$9,349,134
$5,297
Other student loans
309
9%
$4,997,964
$16,175
Student loan aid
1,811
53%
$14,347,098
$7,922
Total student aid
2,632
76%
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