General Information and Policies

A college degree is one of the most valuable investments you can make, not only in your education, but also in helping you to obtain a promising career and future.

As one of the best values in education, Mason provides you with an affordable and wise college choice, academic quality, opportunities for top-tier internships, and career networking that will assist you upon graduation.


General Rules

Official Method of Communication

Students are responsible for maintaining a current mailing address in their student record on Patriot Web, and for activating and checking their George Mason University Korea e­mail accounts to receive official university communications.

Student Responsibilities

  1. By registering for classes, students accept responsibility for the respective semester. Students are responsible for withdrawing from all classes that they do not intend to complete by the deadlines listed in our academic calendar. Students must confirm withdrawals and class drops, or else financial liabilities may apply. George Mason University Korea does not cancel class registration for nonpayment or nonattendance.
  2. A student not returning for a particular semester is solely responsible for withdrawing from her or his course/s for the respective semester and ensuring they do not have an outstanding balance on her or his account.
  3. Refer to the academic calendar for payment due dates and tuition penalties for dropping classes after the start of the semester.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (i.e., “FERPA”) limits the release of student information to parents or other third parties without the student’s written consent. FERPA Release Form


Cost per Semester

Please be aware that many of the costs below are estimates and may vary per person, and do not factor a scholarship award into consideration.

Airfare* USD 1450
Books USD 600
Personal Expenses USD 1000
Room and Board** USD 2500
Tuition*** USD 10,000
Total: USD 15,550

*Airfare is based off of one round-trip ticket between Washington, D.C. and Incheon.

**Room and board is based off of a 17-week double-housing and KRW 15,000 food budget per day for 17 weeks.

***The tuition cost is based on a full-time course load (i.e., 12 to 16 credits).


Semesters in Fairfax

Our students are expected to attend two semesters at the main campus in Fairfax, Virginia. Details about current Fairfax tuition and housing rates may be viewed here: Paying for College. A breakdown of estimated costs for one semester is available in the table below.

Airfare* USD 1450
Books** USD 600
Personal Expenses** USD 1165
Room and Board** USD 6315
Tuition** USD 17,961
Total: USD 27,491

*Airfare is based off of one round-trip ticket between Washington, D.C. and Incheon.

**Numbers based on Fairfax estimates available here: Paying for College.

-Fairfax Actual Tuition Rate : Available Here


VA In-State Rate

If you're classified as an actual Virginia Resident, in-state rates will automatically be applied. The actual rate is available on this link: VA Residents Rate.


Payment via Virtual Account

Wire transfer information is included on individual student tuition invoices and invoices are issued by MK Student Accounts at GMU Korea. Tuition invoices are generated and sent to students via Mason Live email. Payment options through the US campus are not available. 

Payment via Flywire

George Mason University Korea has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process, allowing you to pay online from any country using any bank in your home currency. You may choose payment methods such as wire transfer, credit card, etc. Korea campus tuition invoices will be generated and sent to students via Mason Live email.

*The Korea campus does not allow you to state the amounts on Flywire.

*Cancellation: If it has been less than 2 working days since you made a payment via Flywire, please contact Flywire to cancel your payment. If it has been over 2 working days, please contact

Flywire Guide

Why Flywire?

  1. Easy to track your payment process.
  2. Secure payment processing and tracking.
  3. Provides multi-lingual customer support.
  4. Pay anytime in anywhere with internet access.

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*You will receive an invoice that matches your course registration.

How do I Pay?

Please follow the attached instructions to learn more about Flywire and make payment correctly.

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*If you're paying with Flywire, credit card company may provide you an installment payment plan. However, the interest rate and payment term are vary depend on your credit score or policy of credit card company.

In the worst case of Scenario, installment payment plan with credit card may impossible. Please contact your credit card company before you make a payment.


Payment Policies

Penalties for Late or No Payment

  1. Your account will be charged a late penalty if you do not pay your bill by the deadline. The penalty amount is USD 150 per month.
  2. Your account will receive a hold if you do not pay your bill. A hold will likely prevent you from using many University services, including registering for classes and requesting transcripts.

Please note that registrations will not be canceled for nonpayment or nonattendance. Students must withdraw from all classes that they do not plan to complete by the payment due date to avoid the late payment fee on those classes.

Financial Good Standing and No Holds on Record

Financial good standing and a University record clear of holds are required for students to receive academic services. Services, including, but not limited to, transcript issuance, diploma release, and class registration (e.g., add, drop, withdrawal), will not be provided to students with a financial balance due or a hold of any kind on their record. Holds are based on outstanding obligations and may be financial in nature.

Course Withdrawals and Refunds

A student who drops a course may be eligible for a refund, depending on when the course was dropped. Please see the academic calendar.