Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

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2019-20 Tuition


GWU Tuition: $74,638
ACA Tuiton $43,290 (42% Tuition Reduction)
Average cost of an Acting MFA: $123,634
ACA: 31.4% the cost of the national average


Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $43,290 for the twelve month program. Living costs and other fees are not included in this total.


Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. Often, incoming students can work out arrangements with graduating students of the ACA to take over their lease in August. The ACA Program Coordinator can provide some help and advice on housing in the area. Most students will find apartments for the year in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C.


There are several partial scholarships available through the ACA. These funds will be awarded based on both need and merit. The development departments of both institutions raise funds annually. These funds depend on the timing and generosity of individual donors, so the amount varies from year to year, and sometimes the amount of the gift is not known until close to the beginning of the school year.

Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for Federal Financial Aid go to the FAFSA homepage at www.fafsa.ed.gov. There you will be able to apply online, track the status of your application and receive answers to any Federal Aid related questions you may have.