Estimated costs

A semester in D.C. for about the same cost as a semester in Bloomington

The cost of a semester in the Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is approximately the same as a semester in Bloomington. Although living in Washington, D.C., is generally more expensive than living in Bloomington, your primary costs of tuition and housing will be comparable.

Resident Nonresident
Bloomington, Indiana Washington, D.C. Bloomington, Indiana Washington, D.C.
Tuition & Fees* $5,193.78* $4,543.40** $17,122.88* $16,472.50**
Room & Board $3,370 (rent and utilities) + $1,650 (food) = $5,020 $4,500*** (rent) + $200 (deposit) + $1,650 (food)
= $6,350
$3,147 (rent and utilities) + $1,000 (food) = $4,147 $4,500 (rent) + $200 (deposit) + $1,650 (food)
= $6,350
Books & Supplies $645 $30 $645 $30
Transportation $492 $500 (Metro) + $300 (airfare)
= $800
$492 $500 (Metro) + $300 (airfare)
= $800
Personal Individually based Individually based Individually based Individually based
Total Cost of Semester
$11,350.78 $11,723.40 $23,279.88 $23,652.50

*The figures above represent a full semester’s tuition based on Fall 2016 rates
**WLP is exempt from mandatory university fees
***Please note that housing costs are subject to change.

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