Financial Aid

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts strives to provide financial assistance to as many students as possible. Financial aid packages most often consist of a combination of fellowships or scholarships, teaching and/or technical assistantships, and loan assistance.

An application for financial aid will have no effect on decisions for admission to the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design. Financial aid awards, including merit-based scholarships, are identified through the admissions process and are based on separate considerations of academic excellence, architectural ability and financial need.


The university reserves the right to change the fees stated or to establish additional fees at any time without prior written notice. Whenever fee changes or additions are made, they become effective with the next payment due.

Financial Obligations

Students are responsible for fulfilling their financial obligations to the university. If their account becomes overdue, a late payment fee will be assessed and a hold will be placed on the account. Students with a poor payment history may be restricted from utilizing certain payment options or receiving tuition remission until course credit has been earned. Nonpayment of tuition and other expenses due the university will be cause for exclusion from class or refusal of graduation, further registration or transfer credit. In addition, students are liable for any costs associated with the collection of their unpaid bills, including but not limited to collection agency costs, court costs and legal fees. Past due amounts can also be reported to a credit bureau.

Withdrawals and Refunds

For information about withdrawals and refunds, please refer to the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Policies page of this Bulletin.