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COLLEGE PROFILE

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,240
Out-of-state: $44,818
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,382
Out-of-state: $29,960
Room and Board
$10,100
Books and Supplies
$1,136
Other Expenses
$3,622
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan, deferred payment

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailfinaid@gmu.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlineMarch 1
Award NotificationOn or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003749
Free

PROFILE OF 2012-13 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants2,141 (79.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need1,467 (68.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,369 (93.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met100 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met62%
Average Award$12,367
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,015 (74.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,706
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,087 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,566
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 425 (31.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift88 (3.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,186
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants10,987 (67.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need8,874 (54.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid8,482 (95.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met418 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met58%
Average Award$11,901
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,479 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,199
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,095 (71.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,578
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,278 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift489 (3.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,788
Borrowing
2013 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness of
2013 Graduates
$26,710
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
6.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans 
Other Loans 
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, Minority scholarships, ROTC scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,409
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,282
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.43 3.72 576 571 568 26
Low 2.40 2.52 390 360 330 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 770 730 33
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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