Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for graduate and professional degree students vary based on the academic program. Tuition costs do not include required fees, which can range from $500 to $2,000 per semester.

Living Expenses and Visa Requirements

Living expenses, books, and supplies are estimated at $15,761 per year. International students must verify they have all educational and living expenses available for the first 12 months in the U.S. to obtain a visa.

Housing Options

Apartments and rooming houses located off-campus are the popular choice, as on-campus housing is limited. There are excellent family housing options as well. Consult Housing and Residential Life for more information.


For graduate students, the most common financial assistance is through graduate assistantships (teaching or research under the direction of a faculty member), which are awarded by individual graduate programs. Qualified graduate students who receive an assistantship will have full or partial tuition waived and will receive a salary and health insurance. Yearly salaries for full-time graduate assistants range from approximately $15,000 to $29,000.