Cost of Attendance
Calculating the Cost of Attendance
Graduate education cost of attendance is separated into direct and indirect costs. Direct costs will be reflected on your bill from the University, and include University fees and tuition. Indirect costs are outside expenses that students will incur such as housing, food, transportation, books, and other supplies.
Please note that some of these costs are estimates and they do not take into account any fellowships, scholarships, or other funding you may receive as part of your admission.
|AS&E graduate tuition rate||$1,970 per credit hour|
|TEAM program tuition rate||$2,086 per credit hour|
|Mandatory health Fee||TBD ($756 last academic year)|
|Health insurance||TBD ($3,492 last academic year)*|
|AS&E graduate activity fee||$20 per year|
|TEAM activity fee||$536 per year|
|International student fee||$106 per year|
|Books, supplies, and miscellaneous (estimate)||$4,560 per year|
|Room and board (estimate)||$14,634 per year|
*Students may waive the University health insurance plan if their health insurance plan meets University insurance criteria.
Tuition, University, and Health Fees—Direct Costs
Below is a general layout of tuition and fees for Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduate students. For specific details on your program please visit your department website. Students should monitor their bills carefully and understand each component fully. All direct costs included on a student’s bill are eligible for our University payment plan options.
Tuition is calculated at a per credit rate. Your tuition cost each semester will depend on the number of credit hours you register for that semester. To be considered a full-time student, you will need to register each fall and spring semester for a minimum of 12 credits (reduced to nine credits if you have an assistantship). Exceptions may be made when working full time on your dissertation or other culminating assessment or practicum experience. The minimum number of credit hours required to complete each program can be found in the respective program page.
- Tuition rate for the 2022-23 academic year: $1,890 per credit hour
- TEAM Program: $2,000 per credit hour
Payment plans are available for students.
The University of Rochester requires a mandatory health fee for all full-time students:
- Mandatory health fee: $756 per year
- Health insurance for full-time students: $3,492 per year (if acquired through the University of Rochester)
All University of Rochester students must show evidence of adequate health insurance coverage. If you do not already have such coverage, you can take advantage of student health plans available through the University. Contact University Health Services regarding waiving the insurance or for any other health fee questions.
Other University fees include:
- Activity fee for full-time students: $20 per year
- International student fee: $106 per year
- TEAM activity fee: $514 per year
If you need to use an estimate for education costs beyond tuition and fees for immigration or loan purposes, below is the official estimate provided by the University of Rochester. You can also visit the International Student Office website for more details regarding I-20s and other financial information.
Room and board estimate: $11,970 per year
The cost of living in Rochester is much less than that of other major cities across the northeast. In addition to the housing that is available through the University there are many housing options located adjacent to the University, which can result in significant savings.
The estimated cost of room and board is based on average annual food and rent costs for both on and off campus housing. These expenses are variable depending on what accommodations students choose to live in. While there are University housing options available for graduate students, most choose to live in off-campus housing. Costs may fluctuate depending on where you choose to live and how many other people you are living with.
To learn more about how housing can impact your costs and aid eligibility, we encourage you to visit the Office for Residential Life and Housing Services. You are also encouraged to contact your financial aid counselor with any questions.
Estimate: $4,560 per year
This is an average across all programs in the University of Rochester, but the additional costs for books and supplies for students should be minimal, and you will have free access to a computer lab where you can also print. Despite the computer access the lab provides, a personal computer is strongly recommended.
If you are receiving a stipend, you may be responsible to estimate and pay your taxes to the IRS on a quarterly basis. Typically, this is only for PhD students, but if you are master’s student who has earned a fellowship with a stipend, it will require an adherence to the same procedures. For more information on how graduate students calculate their taxes please visit our graduate tax page.