Fall & Spring Semester Programs


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Program Costs

Students enrolled in the Fall and Spring Semester programs are required to take twelve credits. Housing is provided in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. Course descriptions and details on housing may be found here.

12 – Credits: Includes tuition and housing (15 weeks); $13,495

**A deposit of $750 is due three weeks after acceptance.

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

Books and supplies: $200
Food: $1,500 (depending on personal preferences)
Personal Expenses: $750 (entertainment, travel to/from internship, etc.)
Transportation to Washington: Based on distance to 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 80% of students receive scholarship funding through TFAS. Scholarships for the Semester program typically range from $1,000 to $7,000.

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 Apply Yourself 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.