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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 $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.

Housing Options

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.

Housing and Residential Life also offers two family student housing properties for students who are married, partnered, and/or have children.


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.