George Mason University Announces 2013-14 Tuition Rates

Posted: May 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm, Last Updated: May 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

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By Renell Wynn

George Mason University announced today that tuition and fees will increase 3.0 percent for academic year 2013-14. For in-state undergraduate students, the increase is $288, bringing the total annual in-state tuition and fees to $9,908.  Undergraduate out-of-state tuition and fees will increase $828 to $28,592. Tuition and fee rates for the 2013 summer term will not increase.

The total cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, and room and board will be $20,008 for in-state students and $38,692 for out-of-state students.

George Mason is the largest public institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than 26,000 Virginia residents enrolled. The university’s unparalleled growth is in large part due to its commitment of remaining affordable and accessible, explained President Ángel Cabrera.  “We are committed to providing a transformational educational experience to our students and preparing them for meaningful and successful careers, while remaining as affordable as we possibly can.  The tuition increase this year will be the lowest in over a decade.”

In March the university unveiled its new vision plan, which launched the multi-year strategic planning process. The plan will address resource investments needed to continue Mason’s tradition of excellence, affordability and accessibility.

“These are challenging times,” said C. Daniel Clemente, Rector of the Board of Visitors.  “The university will need to balance its resource needs and commitments.  I appreciate the university administration’s continued efforts to keep Mason accessible.  We are also grateful for the investments and support of the governor and members of the General Assembly.  We look forward to a robust and productive dialogue about the additional investments needed to continue our success as an innovative and inclusive academic community.”

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