When are applications due?
Applications are typically due two weeks into the spring semester. Within the application, we ask for a cover letter, resume, and letter of reference.
Where can I apply?
Students can access the application through the homepage of the St. Mary’s Washington Program website.
How much does the program cost?
The cost of the program is based on summer tuition rates. Depending on how many credits the student will be completing, tuition ranges from $2,400-$3,600. These costs are subject to change. Currently, Summer Tuition is $300 per credit hour for a total of 12 credits or less. Students enrolled in a total of 13 or more credits are considered full-time and must pay full- time tuition and fees. There is the potential for financial assistance.
The student is also responsible for housing during the week-long summer class, housing in DC (if needed), transportation to and from DC, and any other additional costs.
In regards to the week-long summer class, housing fees are $90 for a Double whereas it is $120 for a single. Please visit the Office of Residence Life’s Summer Housing page for more information in regards to meal plans and housing fees. Costs related to housing in DC, transportation to and from DC, and other additional costs vary.
How does housing work? Does the program supply housing?
The program itself does not supply housing for students who do not live in the DC metro area, however the Directors and Fellow work with any student who needs housing to find them a suitable solution. In some cases, a housing subsidy may be available from the college.
What about transportation to and from DC?
This is left up to the student. Most students in the program choose to take the Metro into the city, if they live close to a Metro station. Others in the past have driven, or have taken the MARC train. There is the potential for financial assistance.