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Tuition & Fees

The following fees apply to the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Resident Tuition: $6,627 per full-time semester or $552.25 per credit hour
  • Non-Resident Tuition: $14,184 per full-time semester or $1,182 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 Fee: $184
  • Part-Time Student Health Fee: $123
  • Application Fee (Graduate School Application): $50

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 9 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 $2,020 per year. For more information regarding this requirement please refer to Student Health Services website.


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