Cost of Attendance
International students need to plan for direct expenses billed by the University, as well as indirect expenses such as visa fees, travel, supplies and personal items, which vary for individual students.
International Undergraduate Expenses
These are basic costs associated with living on campus for the 2023-2024 academic year:
- Tuition: $47,180
- Technology fee: $350
- Student activities fee: $400
- Health insurance*: $2,300
- Housing (room): $10,160
- Food (board): $7,340
- Transportation: $1,500
- Books and supplies: $1,600
- Personal items: $2,300
- Total (I-20 cost): $73,130
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to revise general or specific fees to reflect economic conditions.
*Visa regulations require students to have health insurance. You may waive the University's health plan by purchasing or providing proof of an alternate plan with comparable coverage. See the international student health insurance webpage for more information.
International students are automatically considered for merit scholarships using the credentials they submit with their application. Current awards range from $12,000 to $30,000 per year and are presented with the offer of admission.
Merit scholarships can be higher but do not exceed tuition, so a contribution is expected each year from family resources, personal funds, sponsorships and external sources. Full tuition scholarships from the University are limited and highly competitive.
Need-based financial aid is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and requires the filing of the FAFSA form.
SEVIS Form I-20 and Student Visa
In order to obtain an I-20 and schedule a visa interview, international students must first receive an offer of admission, pay the enrollment deposit and successfully complete a certification of finances to demonstrate their ability to cover University expenses. (Merit scholarships can be applied to the financial certification to reduce the overall cost.)