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 $16,000 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.
Living off-campus in an apartment or house is a popular choice for graduate students, as on-campus housing is limited. Students can get free assistance from Student Legal Services before and after they sign leases for off-campus housing.
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.