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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees for 2019-2020

The MA 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.

Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Academic Year Totals
Full-time Tuition * $26,150 $26,150 $52,300
Student Health Insurance ** $2,204 - $2,204
Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
Student Service Fee * $450 $450 $900
UPass/Metro Fee * $100 $100 $200
Total Direct Charges $29,404 $26,700 $56,104

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.

***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 MA 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 * €19.270  €19.270 €38.540
Student Health Insurance ** €1.950 - €1.950
Matriculation Fee €443 - €443
Total Direct Charges €21.663 €19.270 €40.933


Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500 (approximately €443).

SAIS Europe tuition and expenses are in EURO currency.

*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.

***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 MEPP is a one-year program offered on the SAIS Europe campus. These figures represent the cost of attendance for the 2020-2021 academic year (in EUROS1).*

*The program is pending approval from MHEC. 

Direct Charges Summer 1/Fall Semester Spring/Summer 2 Semester Total Program Fee
Full-time Tuition * €15.000 €15.000 €30.000
Student Health Insurance ** €2.115 - €2.115
Matriculation Fee €443 - €443
Total Direct Charges €17.558 €15.000 €32.558

Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500 (approximately €443).

SAIS Europe tuition and expenses are in EURO currency.

*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.

***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 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 * €19.270  €19.270 €38.540
    Student Health Insurance ** €1.950 - €1.950
    Matriculation Fee €443 - €443
    Total Direct Charges €21.663 €19.270 €40.933

    Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500 (approximately €443).

    SAIS Europe tuition and expenses are in EURO currency.

    *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.

    ***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 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 * $19,982 $19,982 $39,964
    Student Health Insurance ** $2,204 $2,204
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    Room *** $1,600 $1,600 $3,200
    Total Direct Charges $24,286 $21,582 $45,868

    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 $1,600. Single dormitory rooms will be charged $3,200.

    ****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 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 * €25.200 €25.200 €50.400
    Student Health Insurance ** €2.115 - €2.115
    Matriculation Fee €443 - €443
    Total Direct Charges €27.593 €25.200 €52.793

    Please note: entering students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $500 (approximately €443).

    SAIS Europe tuition and expenses are in EURO currency.

    *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.

    ***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 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 * $34,750 $34,750 $69,500
    Student Health Insurance ** $2,230 - $2,230
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    Student Service Fee $450 $450 $900
    UPass/Metro Fee $100 $100 $200
    Total Direct Charges $38,030 $35,300 $73,330

    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.

    ***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 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 Module 1 Fall Module 2 Winter Module 3 Spring Module 4 Summer Module 5 Fall Total Program Fee
    Tuition/Books/Meals/Residency/Lodging * $15,782 $15,782 $12,277 $15,782 $12,277 $71,900
    Student Health Insurance ** $2,230 - - - - $2,230
    Matriculation Fee $500 - - - - $500
    Student Service Fee $450 - $450 - - $900
    Total Direct Charges $18,962 $15,782 $12,727 $15,782 $12,277 $75,530

    *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.

    ***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 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. The cost of tuition at SAIS Europe is €38,540.

    Direct Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Program Fee
    Full-time Tuition * $26,150 $26,150 $52,300
    Student Health Insurance ** $2,204 - $2,204
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    Student Service Fee * $450 $450 $900
    UPass/Metro Fee * $100 $100 $200
    Total Direct Charges $29,404 $26,700 $56,104

    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.

    ***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 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 * $26,150 $26,150 $52,300
    Student Health Insurance ** $2,204 - $2,204
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    UPass/Metro Fee * $100 $100 $200
    Total Direct Charges $28,954 $26,250 $55,204

    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.

    ***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 * $26,150 $26,150 $52,300 ***
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    Student Service Fee * $450 $450 $900
    UPass/Metro Fee * $100 $100 $200
    Total Direct Charges $27,200 $26,700 $53,900

    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.

    **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.

    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 * $11,250 $11,250 $22,500
    Student Health Insurance ** $2,204 - $2,204
    Matriculation Fee $500 - $500
    Room *** $800 $800 $1,600
    Total Direct Charges $14,754 $12,050 $26,804

    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 $1,600. Single dormitory rooms will be charged $3,200.

    ****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.

    Accelerated Certificate (Full-Time)

    Direct Charges Fall or Spring Semester
    Full-Time Tuition (16 credits)* $26,150
    Student Health Insurance** $1,103
    Student Services Fee $450
    Total Direct Charges $27,703

    *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.
    ***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

    Part-Time Certificate, Summer, and Non-Degree Enrollment

    Direct Charges Fall/Spring
    4-Credit Course
    Fall/Spring
    2-Credit Course
    Fall/Spring
    Language Course
    Summer 2020
    4-Credit Course
    Summer 2020
    Language Course
    Tuition per Course* $6,538 $3,269 $3,269    
    Student Services Fee $0 $0 $0    
    Total Direct Charges $6,538 $3,269 $3,269    

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