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Tuition and Fees

2021-2022

Washington DC

The MAIR is a two-year program offered by both Washington DC and SAIS Europe. These figures represent the cost to attend for one year on the Washington DC campus. Enrollment in 8-10 credits plus an audit requires payment at the full-time tuition rate.

Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Totals
Full-time Tuition * $27,770 $27,770 $55,540
Student Health Insurance ** $2,482 - $2,482
Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
Student Service Fee * $450 $450 $900
UPass/Metro Fee * $100 $100 $200
Total Direct Charges $31,302 $28,320 $59,622

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.

*Subject to change. Tuition and Fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

**Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

The MIEF is an eleven-month program offered on the Washington DC campus. These figures represent the cost to attend for the entire program.

Direct Charges MIEF Term A Summer/Fall MIEF Term B Winter/Spring Total Program Fee
Full-time Tuition * $36,530 $36,530 $73,060
Student Health Insurance ** $2,689 - $2,689
Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
Student Service Fee $450 $450 $900
UPass/Metro Fee $100 $100 $200
Total Direct Charges $40,269 $37,080 $77,349

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.

*Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

**Subject to change. Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of sufficient health insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

The MIPP is a one-year program offered by both Washington DC and SAIS Europe. These figures represent the entire cost to attend on the Washington DC campus. 

Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Program Fee
Full-time Tuition * $27,770 $27,770 $55,540
Student Health Insurance ** $2,482 - $2,482
Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
Student Service Fee * $450 $450 $900
UPass/Metro Fee * $100 $100 $200
Total Direct Charges $31,302 $28,320 $59,622

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.

*Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

**Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

The MAGP is a sixteen-month program for fully-employed students and is offered on the Washington DC campus. These figures represent the cost to attend for the entire program.

Direct Charges Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Total Program Fee
Tuition and Fees* $16,463 $16,463 $12,721 $16,463 $12,720 $74,830
Student Health Insurance $2,482 - - - - $2,482
Matriculation Fee $500 - - - - $500
Student Service Fee $450 - $450 - - $900
Total Direct Charges $19,895 $16,463 $13,171 $16,463 $12,720 $78,712

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.

*Subject to change. 

**MAGP students may elect to enroll in student health insurance at an estimated rate of $2,415. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

The MASIS is a 13 month program offered in DC. These figures represent the costs for the entire program.

Direct Costs Summer/Fall Semester Spring/Summer Semester Academic Year Totals
Tuition * $34,950 $34,950 $69,900
Student Health Insurance ** $2,482 $0 $2,482
Matriculation Fee $500 $0 $500
Student Service Fee * $450 $450 $900
UPass/Metro Fee * $100 $100 $200
Total Direct Charges
$38,482 $35,100 $73,982

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.

*Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

**Subject to change. Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of sufficient health insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

***Direct loan fees are added once a student accepts their federal loan. Loan fees will vary based on the amount that you borrow from year to year.

The DIA may be completed in two or three years on the Washington DC campus. The two-year DIA track includes one year of full-time study and a subsequent part-time, non-resident year focused exclusively on completing their doctoral thesis. The three-year DIA track includes two years of full-time study before the part-time, doctoral thesis year.

The following figures represent the cost to attend for one, full-time academic year in Washington DC. Tuition during the doctoral thesis year will be half the full-time tuition rate.

Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Totals
Full-time Tuition * $27,770 $27,770 $55,540***
Student Health Insurance** $2,482   $2,482
Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
Student Service Fee * $450 $450 $900
UPass/Metro Fee * $100 $100 $200
Total Direct Charges $31,302 $28,320 $59,622

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.

*Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May. Tuition during the doctoral thesis year will be half the full-time tuition rate.

**Health insurance is required for all resident students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

The PhD may be completed in four to six years. These figures represent the cost to attend for one year on the Washington DC campus.

Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Totals
Full-time Tuition * $27,770 $27,770 $55,540
Student Health Insurance ** $2,482 - $2,482
Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
Student Service Fee* $450 $450 $900
UPass/Metro Fee * $100 $100 $200
Total Direct Charges $31,302 $28,320 $59,622

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.

*Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

**Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance. Non-resident PhD students may elect to enroll in student health insurance at an estimated rate of $2,415

Accelerated Certificate (Full-Time)

Direct Charges Fall or Spring Semester
Full-Time Tuition (16 credits)* $27,770
Student Health Insurance** $1,241
Student Services Fee $450
Total Direct Charges $29,461

*Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.
**Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

Certificate Part-Time | Washington DC

Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Totals
Tuition (2 Courses)* $13,885 $13,885 $27,770
Total Direct Charges* $13,885 $13,885 $27,770

 *Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

Summer 2021 | Washington DC

Direct Charges Summer
Tuition (Per 4-Credit Course)* $4,900
Total Direct Charges* $4,900

*Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

SAIS Europe

The MAIR is a two-year program offered by both Washington DC and SAIS Europe. These figures represent the cost to attend for one year on the SAIS Europe campus. (Costs are provided in EUROS1)

Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Total
Full-time Tuition * €20,155 €20,155 €40,310
Student Health Insurance ** €2,062 - €2,062
Matriculation Fee €413 - €413
Total Direct Charges €22,630 €20,155 €42,785

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500 (approximately €413). The health insurance fee above is an approximate rate in euros. The health insurance fee in USD is $2,468.

*Subject to change. Tuition is finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

**Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. 

The MAIA is a two-year program offered on the SAIS Europe campus. These figures represent the cost to attend for one year (in EUROS1).

Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Total
Full-time Tuition * €20,155 €20,155 €40,310
Student Health Insurance ** €2,062 - €2,062
Matriculation Fee €413 - €413
Total Direct Charges €22,630 €20,155 €42,785

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500 (approximately €413). The health insurance fee above is an approximate rate in euros. The health insurance fee in USD is $2,468.

*Subject to change. Tuition is finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

**Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.


The MIPP is a one-year program offered by both Washington DC and SAIS Europe. These figures represent the entire cost to attend on the Bologna campus. 

Direct Charges Summer 1/Fall Semester Spring/Summer 2 Semester Total Program Fee
Full-time Tuition * €20,155 €20,155 €40,310
Student Health Insurance ** €2,062 - €2,062
Matriculation Fee €413 - €413
Total Direct Charges €22,630 €20,155 €42,785

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500 (approximately €413). The health insurance fee above is an approximate rate in euros. The health insurance fee in USD is $2,468.

*Subject to change. Tuition is finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

**Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.


The MEPP is a one-year program offered on the SAIS Europe campus. These figures represent the cost of attendance for the 2021-2022 academic year (in EUROS1).*

Direct Charges Summer 1/Fall Semester Spring/Summer 2 Semester Total Program Fee
Full-time Tuition * €15,380 €15,380 €30,760
Student Health Insurance ** €2,234 - €2,234
Matriculation Fee €413 - €413
Total Direct Charges €18,027 €15,380 €33,407

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500 (approximately €413). The health insurance fee above is an approximate rate in euros. The health insurance fee in USD is $2,674.

*Subject to change. Tuition is finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

**Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. 

    The MAGR is a thirteen-month program offered on the SAIS Europe campus. These figures represent the cost to attend for the entire program (in EUROS1).

    Direct Charges Summer 1/Fall Semester Spring/Summer 2 Semester Total Program Fee
    Full-time Tuition * €26,358 €26,357 €52,715
    Student Health Insurance ** €2,234 - €2,234
    Matriculation Fee €413 - €413
    Total Direct Charges €29,005 €26,357 €55,362

    Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500 (approximately €413). The health insurance fee above is an approximate rate in euros. The health insurance fee in USD is $2,674.

    *Subject to change. Tuition is finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

    **Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.


    The DIA may be completed in two to three years on the SAIS Europe or Washington, DC campuses. The two-year DIA track includes one year of full-time study and a subsequent part-time, non-resident year focused exclusively on completing their doctoral thesis. The three-year DIA track includes two years of full-time study before the part-time, doctoral thesis year.  

    These following figures represent the cost to attend for one year, full-time, at the SAIS Europe campus. (Costs are provided in euros). Tuition during the doctoral thesis year will be half the full-time tuition rate.

    Direct Costs Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Total
    Full-time Tuition * €20,155 €20,155 €40,310 
    Student Health Insurance ** €1,026 €1,025 €2,051
    Matriculation Fee €413 -

    Please note: Entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.
     
    *Subject to change.
     
    **Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of sufficient health insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance. However, international students attending remotely from outside of the United States will have the option to request a waiver for fall 2021.

    **Direct loan fees are added once a student accepts their federal loan. Loan fees will vary based on the amount that you borrow from year to year.

    ***Tuition during the doctoral thesis year will be half the full-time tuition rate.

    Hopkins-Nanjing Center

    The MAIS is a two-year program offered by the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. These figures represent the cost to attend for one year in Nanjing, China.

    Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Total
    Full-time Tuition * $20,798 $20,797 $41,595
    Student Health Insurance ** $2,482 $2,482
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    Mandatory Supplemental Medical Coverage $854 - $854
    Room *** $1,000 $1,000 $2,000
    Total Direct Charges $26,280 $21,797 $48,077

    Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.

    *Subject to change. Tuition is finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

    **Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

    ***Double dormitory rooms at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center will be charged $500 per semester; single dormitory rooms will be charged $1,000.

    The Hopkins-Nanjing Certificate in Chinese and American Studies is a one-year program offered by the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. These figures represent the full cost to attend in Nanjing, China.

    Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Program Fee
    Full-time Tuition * $11,710 $11,710 $23,420
    Student Health Insurance ** $2,482 - $2,482
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    Mandatory Supplemental Medical Coverage $854 - $854
    Room *** $500 $500 $1,000
    Total Direct Charges $16,692 $12,210 $28,902

    Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500.

    *Subject to change. Tuition is finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.

    **Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students MUST provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

    ***Double dormitory rooms at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center will be charged $500 per semester; single dormitory rooms will be charged $1,000.

    Online Degrees

    Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Totals
    Full-time Tuition  $11,664 $23,328 $34,992
    Student Health Insurance ** $900 - $900
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    Student Services Fee $900 - $900
    Residency Fee $0 $1,740 $1,740
    Total Direct Charges $13,064 $25,068 $38,132


    Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Totals
    Full-time Tuition * $10,816 $21,632 $32,448
    Student Services Fee $900 - $900
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    Residency Fee $0 $2,350 $2,350
    Total Direct Charges $12,216 $23,982 $36,198