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Program Costs

Students enrolled in a summer undergraduate program are required to take the three-credit core class associated with their program. Participants in the 8-week programs may opt to enroll in one or two elective courses, earning either six or nine credits in total. Course descriptions may be found in the Academics section of each program page.

Participants may also choose between two housing options. Please view the housing section of the program pages for descriptions of the accommodations.

3-Credit Option: Includes tuition and housing in District House – Affinity Units (8 weeks): $7,750

6-Credit Option: Includes tuition and housing in District House – Affinity Units (8 weeks): $8,950

9-Credit Option: Includes tuition and housing in District House – Affinity Units (8 weeks): $10,150

**A deposit of $750 is due three weeks after acceptance. The remainder of the tuition balance is due April 1.

Optional Premium housing in District House – Studio Double: $440

Estimate of living costs (actual costs will vary and are not included in the program costs): 

Books and supplies: $200
Food: $1,000 (depending on personal preferences)
Transportation around Washington: $350 (Metro train and bus fare)
Personal expenses: $250 (Entertainment, etc.)
Transportation to Washington: Based on distance from Washington and type of travel


The Fund for American Studies strives to make its programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarship funding is awarded based on a combination of factors including:

  • Financial Need
  • Academic Excellence
  • Extracurricular Achievement
  • Leadership Activities

Approximately 70% of students receive scholarship funding through TFAS. Our scholarships for the summer undergraduate programs typically range from $500 to $4,500. There are full scholarships available through our Leadership Scholars Program. Please click here for more information.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please plan to submit your scholarship materials at the time of application submission. The following materials must be submitted through your online application, mail, email ( or fax (202.318.0441):

  • A 250-word statement explaining your need for a scholarship. (Must be uploaded into your online application through the application system)
  • Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) or Tax Return
  • Financial Aid Award Summary & Grant/Scholarship Award Letter (if applicable)

For a detailed explanation of these required personal financial materials click here.