Graduate Cost of Attendance

To assist students and families in understanding what it costs to attend, we have outlined both direct and estimated costs that students can expect to pay for their first year. If the student is receiving a scholarship or financial aid, it is applied evenly across the two terms in the academic year typically, except for the MFA Studio Arts Low-Residency program which has a detailed explanation in the budgets below.

General Budgets

Graduate Fall + Spring Budget

The budget listed below is used to determine the need of a graduate student living off-campus. Review the additional drop downs for additional charges and information. Your actual costs will depend on a number of factors including your housing, program, and individual expenses.

Tuition:$41,464
Housing:$10,665
Meals:$3,384
Books*:$990
Transportation & Personal*:       $2,448
Year Total:$58,951

*These costs are general estimates for the purpose of budgeting.

Studio Arts Low-Residency MFA

The budget listed below is used to determine the need of a graduate Studio Arts Low-Residency student living off-campus for their first year. Students in this program with scholarships receive all of their scholarship eligibility in the Summer semester when their costs are the highest. Eligible students who borrow loans have these loans split so that they receive 50% in the summer, 25% in the fall, and the remaining 25% in the spring semesters. Review the additional drop downs for additional charges and information. Your actual costs will depend on a number of factors including your housing, program, and individual expenses.

Tuition:$27,174
Housing:$14,220
Meals:$4,512
Books*:$1,176
Transportation & Personal*:       $2,445
First Year Total:$49,527

*These costs are general estimates for the purpose of budgeting.

Devised Performance Graduate Certificate

The budget listed below is used to determine the need of a graduate student living off-campus. Review the additional drop downs for additional charges and information. Your actual costs will depend on a number of factors including your housing, program, and individual expenses.

Tuition:$14,500
Housing:$10,665
Meals:$3,384
Books*:$990
Transportation & Personal*:       $2,448
Year Total:$31,987

*These costs are general estimates for the purpose of budgeting.




Tuition

Annual Tuition (full-time)
$41,464 (9-18 credits per semester)
 
Deposit
*nonrefundable; applied towards tuition
$450
 
Part-time & Over 18 credits
Non-Matriculated
MFA Studio Arts Low-Residency
Certificate in Devised Performance
$2,023 (per credit)
$2,023 (per credit)
$1,294 (per credit)
$7,250 (full-time per semester)
 
 

Housing

2016-17 Annual Student Residence
 
Shared Room (within apartment) $9,762
Single Room (within shared apartment) $10,450
Single Studio Apartment $10,948
Housing Reservation / Damage Deposit $200

Health Insurance

Annual Fall Charge $1,444
Spring (January through August) $894 (for Spring 2016)
 
All students are required to have health insurance coverage. Learn more about the University health insurance plan and how to opt out.

Meal Plan

2016-17 Annual Student Meal Plan Prices
 
Platinum Plan (required for first-year resident students; returning residential students may elect the Gold Plan)
*19 meals per week and $125 dining dollars per semester
$5,358
Gold Plan
*14 meals per week and $25 dining dollars per semester
$4,642
Silver Plan
*10 meals per week
$3,572
Bronze Plan
*5 meals per week
$2,016

Laptop Considerations

Students should consider to set aside additional funds for a laptop and/or technology resources needed to complete their program. For more information and computer requirements by department, contact your respective program director.

Books and Estimated Expenses

Estimated Books $1,298 (per year)
Estimated Transportation
Residential Transportation
Commuter Transportation

$819 (per year)
$1,944 (per year)
Estimated Personal $1,629 (per year)

Additional Fees

Application Fee $60
Non-Matriculation Registration Fee $35
 
Equipment Insurance Fee (only required to rent equipment) $100
Late Payment Fee $150
Insufficient Funds Fee $50
Late Registration Fee $35

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