DC Spring Break Seminars Cost

The class fee for the DC Spring Break Seminars is $2,500.00, which will be charged to your student account.

  • A non-refundable $500 deposit is due on November 27, 2017. This allows you to register for the class.
  • The entire class fee will be posted on your W&M Student Accounts eStatement upon registration, and the remaining $2,000 of the fee will be due accordingly. 
  • If you choose to live in DC housing provided by the W&M Washington Center during the Seminar, there is the additional non-refundable cost of $600 for a double room or $1,000 for a single room (pending availability).


    • Billed on your February W&M Student Accounts eStatement and is due March 1, 2018.
Dropping/Withdrawing from your Seminar

Your $500 deposit is completely non-refundable at any time. 

Students who wish to drop the class have until the drop deadline on FEBRUARY 15 at 11:59pm to do so. If students drop by this deadline, the $2,500 course fee will be removed, but students will forfeit their previously paid $500 deposit.

Students who drop after the FEBRUARY 15 at 11:59pm deadline will still be responsible for all class fees and housing charges. No refunds will be provided, no charges removed after FEBRUARY 15 at 11:59pm.  March 7 is the last day to withdraw from the course. 

  • Please Note:  In order to drop your DC Spring Break Seminars course, you will need to send an email from your W&M account to the Registrar's Office at registrar@wm.edu, and cc Molly Harris, Program Coordinator, at [[mkharris]] by FEBRUARY 15 at 11:59pm.  No other communication will be considered a formal drop request. Students who follow the above instructions, but choose to drop after FEBRUARY 15 at 11:59pm will receive a grade of “W.”
What your $2,500 will Cover

In addition to the academic credit you’ll receive from the College for completing the DC Spring Break Seminars, your $2,500 course fee covers:

  • Lunch each class day
  • Program dinners on opening night, and select evenings during the week
  • Subsidized social/cultural events through the seminars
  • A dinner networking event with W&M DC area alums in related field
  • A Metro pass to get you started with DC area travel
Day-to-Day Costs in DC

The average cost per student will vary.  However, most students report spending roughly $70 per week on "groceries and other necessities" and about $40.00 per week on Metro fare. 


Financial Aid

DC Spring Break Seminars courses are added to students' spring transcripts.  Therefore, students may be eligible for financial aid (student or parent loans) to help cover their costs. Contact your Financial Aid Counselor to check your eligibility.

For general financial aid questions, please contact Ginia Anderson at gjanderson@wm.edu or 757-221-2427.

Virginia 529

The Virginia529 Prepaid plan only pays the full-time (or part-time for PT students) tuition charge on the student account.  It does not pay any individual course or program fees. 

If a family has one of the other Va529 programs (inVEST,  CollegeAmerica or CollegeWealth)  those funds may cover DC program fees depending on the individual program guidelines.  Questions regarding your plan may be obtained from the website www.virginia529.com or by calling toll free 888-567-0540. 

You may also contact Tammy Gainer, W&M Bursar’s Office at trgainer@wm.edu or 757-221-1300

Veterans Education Benefits

Students planning to use veterans education benefits (GI Bill®) should be aware that the Department of Veterans Services has determined that courses at William & Mary's D.C. campus are ineligible.

If you have additional questions about the DVS review and veterans education benefits in general, Carolyn Ward (copied), our Veterans Benefits officer would be the best person to contact. Email: caward01@wm.edu and Phone: (757) 221-2893.