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Tuition & Fees

The following fees apply to the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Resident Tuition: $6,825 per full-time semester or $568.75 per credit hour
  • Non-Resident Tuition: $14,598 per full-time semester or $1,216.50 per credit hour
  • Additional Fees for Resident Tuition 17 hours and above: $80
  • Additional Fees for Non-Resident Tuition 17 hours and above: $170
  • Technology Fee: $200
  • Part-Time Student Technology Fee: $17
  • Student Health Center Fee: $190
  • Part-Time Student Health Center Fee: $127
  • International Student Fee - Per Semester: $200
  • Bench Fees for Foreign-sponsored PhD Students in STEM Fields – Per Semester: $3,750
  • Application Fee (Graduate School Application): $50

Some programs have additional program-specific fees that are not listed here. For more information about university tuition and fees, visit the Office of the Bursar webpage.

ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING

Cost of living in Columbia is well below the national average. Estimated living expenses for August to May are approximately $17,000 USD. This amount includes room and board, clothing, textbooks, transportation, entertainment, and food.

HEALTH INSURANCE

All full-time graduate students (enrolled in 6 hours or more), all graduate assistants, and all international students are required to have health insurance coverage. However, students do not have to use a particular provider. The cost for USC administered health insurance is $2,047 per year. For more information regarding this requirement please refer to Student Health Services website.


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