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Washington Public Diplomacy Program


Maxwell/Newhouse students pay Syracuse University graduate tuition plus an administrative fee of $400.  Here is a preliminary estimate of costs for the semester, excluding tuition.  

Public Diplomacy: Costs
Item   Cost
Administrative fees **   $400
Housing and meals   $6,200
 Medical insurance  $750
 Books and supplies  $600
 Personal expenses  $700
 Commuting expenses  $500
Total   $9,150

*Please note that joint JD-MAIR/MSPR students must pay law school tuition for any credits that they take through Maxwell-in-Washington. 

**Please note that students will not be located on Syracuse University's campus and, therefore, will not benefit from services provided to students on campus.  As a result, there is one fee for full-time graduate students that will be waived for participation in the Washington Program.  This fee waiver is described below:

Health Services Fee.......................................$347.00 waived

Once students have registered for DC Public Diplomacy courses, the Program Coordinator will request that this fee be waived for each Syracuse University student participant.  Please note that as a participant in this program you will not be eligible for a waiver of the Graduate Student Activity Fee.    


Opportunities for financial assistance 

We recognize that the costs of living in Washington are higher than some other metropolitan areas and recommend that students take advantage of the multitude of outside sources of funding to help support their stay in Washington, DC.   

Both Maxwell-in-Washington and Maxwell's Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA) maintain a small budget to help students contend with the cost of living difference between Syracuse and Washington, DC.  You can apply for these financial awards through Global Programs Coordinator, Isaac Olson. 

In addition, students receiving Financial Aid should be sure to account for the higher cost of living in DC when submitting requests.