Cornerstone DC students pay tuition & housing fees similar to traditional fall AU students (students who aren't in a special program)

Fall 2022-2023 Estimated Costs1
Program Components Amount
Flat fee tuition for 12 to 17.5 credits
Full-Time Student Fees TBA
Residence Room Rate (per person, double room)


Meal Plan2
175 block plan plus $400 EagleBucks 
Meal plan options


Additional Expenses
Fee Amount
Transportation to Washington, DC
Transportation for trips during vacation/break periods
Optional AU Health Insurance3
All students MUST complete a waiver form to avoid this fee


Optional Tuition Refund Insurance
To enroll please contact: GradGuard(TM) by Allianz Global Assitance Web

1 Costs are estimated and are subject to change.
2 Meal plans are required for residential students. Students will automatically be enrolled in the 175 block Plan (plus $200 in EagleBucks and $200 in Dining Dollars). Students may change their plan to the all access block plan. Unused EagleBucks do not expire, although the meal blocks do expire at the end of each semester.
3 Student Health Insurance may be waived if student is covered under another plan.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify and may be applied to this program. For information about financing options, consult with your university financial aid counselor.

American University offers the American Payment Plan (APP) as an alternative to paying the bill by splitting the balance into convenient monthly payments, with no added interest.