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 $5,340 $4,605 $17,728 $16,761
Room & Board $5,233 ($3,508 room + $1,725 food) $7,025 ($4,900 rent + $400 deposit + $1,725 food)
$5,233 ($3,508 room + $1,725 food) $7,025 ($4,900 rent + $400 deposit + $1,725 food)
Books & Supplies $465 $0 $465 $0
Transportation $301 $800 ($500 metro + $300 air) $301 $800 ($500 metro + $300 air)
Personal Individually based Individually based Individually based Individually based
Total Cost of Semester
$11,339.00 $12,429.83 $23,727 $24,585.93

Please note that the figures above represent a full semester’s tuition based on Fall 2018 rates. WLP is exempt from mandatory university fees, transportation and food costs are estimated, and housing costs are subject to change.

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