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Your graduate program is an important investment in your future career.

Tuition

Visit your program tuition page for more information:

Estimated Living Expenses

2018-19 Academic Year

Estimated Living Expenses Per Year Per Semester
Books and Supplies $900 $450
Housing and Food $15,076 $7,538
Local Transportation $1,126 $563
Personal Expenses $1,800 $900
Health Insurance* 
(new students)
$5,202 (incl. summer) $2,601
Health Insurance* 
(returning students)
$5,132 (incl. summer) $2,566

2019-20 Academic Year

Estimated Living Expenses Per Year Per Semester
Books and Supplies $900 $450
Housing and Food $15,930 $7,965
Local Transportation $856 $428
Personal Expenses $1,800 $900
Health Insurance* 
(new students)
$5,202 (incl. summer) $2,601
Health Insurance* 
(returning students)
$5,132 (incl. summer) $2,566

*Students are not required to enroll in the Institute health insurance plan but are required to have health insurance. Visit our health insurance guide for more health insurance options with a wide range of costs.

Full-Time vs. Part-Time

Full-Time Tuition

The per credit rate is $1,941 for the 2018-19 academic year and $1,980 for the 2019-20 academic year. Students who pay full-time tuition are entitled to take between 11 and 16 credits each semester. Students who wish to take more credits can do the following:

  • Pay for the additional credit at the current per credit rate, or

  • Defer the overload credits to a subsequent semester in which they pay full-time tuition and take fewer than 16 credits.

Part-Time Tuition

Students who take 10 or fewer credits per semester will be charged at the per credit rate. Students taking 11 or more credits will be charged the comprehensive fee.

Student Fees

Student Activity Fee

If you’re taking five or more credits each semester, you will be charged an $85 student activity fee. This fee helps to fund Student Council as well as activities and resources to enhance your student life experience.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund

California law requires that, upon your enrollment, a fee be assessed relative to the cost of tuition (Education Code Section 94342). These fees support the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF), established by the California Legislature to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss as a result of untimely school closure. Institutional participation is mandatory.

Personal Expenses

This student budget does not include all of the expenses you may have, such as credit card or other consumer debt and living expenses for a spouse and/or dependents. The category of personal expenses includes clothing, laundry, household supplies, and entertainment. You should prepare a personal budget to anticipate your total financial needs.