Image of the Tempietto in Kogan Plaza during cherry blossom season

Housing and Living Expenses

Housing on the  Foggy Bottom campus is available at GW, but in a limited capacity.  Most graduate students live off-campus.  GradLife provides a searchable database of available off-campus housing to help you find a place to suit your style.  They also have message boards to help you find a roommate or furniture.

Although actual living expenses vary considerably, depending on students' housing and lifestyle preferences, the following is an estimate of the minimum costs for graduate students in the Washington metropolitan area (excluding tuition and fees):

  • Housing, meals, transportation, and personal expenses (full year): $20,742.00
  • Books and supplies (academic year): $500.00
  • Health insurance (estimate for full year): $2,258