Tuition and Fees


Your degree is a valuable investment. Fairfax University of America offers quality education at an affordable rate and provides eligible students with access to Scholarship Programs and Federal Financial Aid. The following tuition and fee structure is effective for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please refer to a relevant issue of the Academic Catalog for information on tuition and fees for the previous years.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Tuition Rates

The following tuition and fee structure are effective for the 2021-2022 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Degree and Certificate Programs

Level/Program Cost Per Credit Cost Per 3-Credit Course
Graduate $726.00 $2,178.00
Undergraduate* $422.00 $1,266.00

Generally, courses are three-credits unless otherwise specified. Courses that may have credit structures that differ from the standard can be calculated by multiplying the number of credits by the cost per-credit for the degree level. The total Undergraduate Tuition per semester will not exceed $6,330 up to 21 credits hours.

A full-time course load varies based upon the degree level.

The total number of credits for each degree level generally conform to the following unless otherwise specified in the program section of the academic catalog:

  • Undergraduate Degrees are 120 semester credit hours
  • Graduate Degrees are 36 semester credits
  • Graduate Certificates are 18 semester credit hours

Full-time course load varies per program.

Standard Fees

All fees are non-refundable.

English Proficiency Test Fee This fee is charged if a student takes the English proficiency/placement exam. There is a charge for each time that a student takes the exam. Remote Placement Test $55.00
Tuition Payment Plan Fee Applies to students who wish to finance their tuition in installments. This fee is charged per installment. All Students $30.00
Transcript Request Fee This fee is charged to students who request an official FXUA transcript. This fee is charged per transcript. Processing refers to internal production of the transcript in preparation for mailing; mailing times vary based upon the student’s chosen mailing speed. Factor in mailing time on the order. Standard processing (5 business days) $10.00
Express processing (2 business days) $25.00
Document Mailing Fee This fee is charged when students request official documents to be sent via mail (forexample, I-20 documents, transcripts, diplomas or certificates, etc.). Regular USPS Mailing (domestic only) No charge
Domestic Courier Service $35.00
International Courier Service $100.00
Program Exit Application Fee This fee is charged when the student nears completion of their program and intend to complete or graduate. This fee is not associated with the commencement ceremony, and is charged regardless of the student’s intention to participate in the commencement. The fee covers costs of diploma/certificate creation, processing, and mailing. Any diplomas or certificates returned to the school as undeliverable will incur an additional Document Mailing Fee if the university needs to send the diploma/certificate to the student. All Graduates $150.00
Diploma Replacement Fee This fee is charged if the student requests an additional or replacement diploma. All Students $50.00
Change of Program or Specialization Fee Required for change of program of study or a change of concentration for existing students. All Students $20.00
FXUA ID Replacement Fee This fee is charged for tuition payments paid after the payment deadline. This fee may not exceed $500.00. All Students $10.00
Late Payment Fee This fee is charged for tuition payments paid after the payment deadline. This fee may not exceed $500.00. All Students 3% of outstanding balance due at the time of payment
Check Return Fee Applies only if check received is unpaid by the bank. All Students $45.00
Credit Card Charge-Back Fee Applies if payment made by credit card is charged-back. All Students 3% of the charged-back amount
Wire Transfer Refund Fee Charged if a refund is requested to be paid via a wire transfer. International Wire $45.00
Domestic Wire $35.00

*Application fee is valid for one year.

Other fees may include service and late fees. Please review the Academic Catalog for details and specific amounts. For cancellation and refund policy, please visit our Policies page.

Living and Other Expenses

Funds for personal expenses (e.g., room and board) are not included in FXUA’s tuition.
Use the Net Price Calculator to estimate your cost of attendance.

Expenses Description Estimated Amount
Living The approximate cost for an individual student living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. $12,550 per academic year (9 months)
Textbook Textbook expenses are not included in the cost of tuition. Students must obtain their textbooks before the course add/drop period. Students are encouraged to order their textbooks from their preferred vendor after price comparing new, used, and rental options. Textbook lists can be found on the FXUA Textbook List: