International Students Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

International Admissions

International students need to plan for direct expenses billed by the University as well as indirect expenses for travel, books and personal items, which vary for individual students.

International Undergraduate Student Expenses

These are basic costs associated with living on campus for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Direct expenses:

  • Tuition: $49,300
  • Technology fee: $400
  • Student activities fee: $400
  • Housing (room): $10,770
  • Food (board): $7,780
  • Health insurance*: $2,300

Indirect expenses (estimates):

  • Transportation: $1,500
  • Books and supplies: $1,600
  • Personal items: $2,300

Total (I-20 cost): $76,350

*Visa regulations require students to have health insurance. Students 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.

Merit Scholarships

International students are automatically considered for merit scholarships when their application is reviewed. Current awards range from $15,000 to $32,500 per year and are presented with the offer of admission.

The University does not offer scholarships that cover the total cost. A contribution is expected each year from family resources, personal funds, sponsorships and external sources.

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

To obtain an I-20 and schedule a visa interview, international students must first receive an offer of admission, pay the enrollment deposit and provide financial documentation to prove their ability to cover one year of University expenses ($76,350 minus any merit scholarship award).

Students should also schedule a meeting with international student services to review visa procedures and interviewing tips.