Jun 22, 2021  
2019 - 2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information

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William & Mary reserves the right to make changes in its charges for any and all programs at any time, after approval by the Board of Visitors.

Tuition and General Fees (per semester)

A graduate student registered for 9 hours or more will be charged the full-time rate. Tuition for summer sessions will be charged at the per credit hour rate. In addition, a one-time registration fee of $25.00 and a one-time comprehensive fee of $55.00 will be charged for summer sessions. Students auditing courses are subject to the same tuition and fees that apply to those courses taken for credit.

Tuition & Fees


Per Credit Hour

(Part-time students)

Per Semester

(Full-time students)

Year (Fall/Spring)

(Full-time students)

In-State Resident




Out-of-State Resident




Part-time students are charged per credit hour.

NOTE: There is an additional,  one-time LiveText Fee of $115 (not included in the tuition and fees listed above)

LiveText is a web-based document creation and storage system that provides School of Education students the ability to store, maintain, and publish a professional career portfolio that can be accessed for up to five years after graduation.​

Program Exceptions
  •  The Executive EdD program charges a per credit hour rate of $950 for in-state and out of state students. 
  • The Online Counseling program charges a per credit hour rate of $665 for in-state and out of state students.

More information regarding the annual cost of attendance can be found on the Financial Aid website.

For more information on tuition and fees, billing and payment options, visit eServices.

Late Payment Policy

Students whose payments are received after the due date will be assessed a late payment fee of up to 10% of the outstanding balance (not to exceed $100) as prescribed in 2.2-4805 of the Code of Virginia . Failure to receive a bill does not waive the requirement for payment when due and will not prevent the application of the late fee.

Credit for Scholarships

Students who have been awarded financial aid are required to pay any amount not covered by the award by the established semester payment due date to avoid being charged a late payment fee. The Office of Student Accounts must receive written notification of any outside scholarship from the organization before the credit can be given towards tuition and fees.

College-Wide Financial Assistance

Student Loans are available to students whether or not they have demonstrated financial need. Students interested in applying for a loan must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1. Once the Financial Aid Office has received the FAFSA data, they will package the student. The package will indicate whether or not the student is eligible for loans and all pertinent loan instructions will be enclosed.

In addition to the FAFSA, a Summer School Information Sheet must be completed with a copy of the summer registration schedule attached. Students must register for ALL summer session courses before submitting the Summer Information Sheet. Graduate students must register for at least three credit hours in order to be eligible for federal aid programs during the summer. The summer financial aid processing period is a very tight one. It is absolutely essential that the submission deadline dates are met and all requested information is submitted immediately.

Additional assistance is available in the form of alternative loans. Individual eligibility will vary according to cost, need, other aid that is received and the credit worthiness of the borrower. A list of recommended, alternative loan programs can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office at (757) 221-2420.