​Cost of Attendance for International Students

The cost of attendance is an estimate of what it will cost for an international undergraduate student to attend Syracuse University for an academic year.

Charges for tuition, housing, meals and fees are subject to annual increase to secure the highest quality instruction, facilities, programs, and services. The University considers carefully all increases in fees to ensure that they are reasonable. Students and families should plan for annual cost increases and be prepared for the financial commitment.

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There are two types of expenses that make up the cost of attendance:

Direct Expenses

Direct expenses are costs that you pay directly to Syracuse University through the Bursar’s Office. Examples of direct expenses include: tuition, fees, room (if you live on campus), and meals (if you select a meal plan). The cost of attendance uses a blended room and meal rate, as living arrangements and costs vary. Your actual housing and meal charges will depend on the type of housing and meal plan you select. You will be billed for the actual charges of your room and meal plan selection, which may be different than the amount listed in the cost of attendance.

Indirect Expenses

Indirect expenses are not billed by Syracuse University; however, estimates for these expenses are included in the cost of attendance for your planning purposes. Examples of indirect expenses include: books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Please note: these are only estimates, your actual indirect expenses may be different.

Cost of Attendance for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Direct (Billable) Costs
Tuition
$45,150
Housing & Meals
$15,558
Miscellaneous Required Fees
$1,605
Total Direct (Billable) Costs
$62,313
Non-Billable Costs (Estimated)
Books & Supplies
$1,469
Transportation
$1,500
Personal Expenses
$1,030
Total Non-Billable Costs
$3,999
Subtotal (without health insurance)
$66,312
Health Insurance Premium (covers 12 months)
$1,672
Program Fees
$1,000*
Total Cost of Attendance
$68,984**

*The cost of attendance may vary based on the program of study and program fees.

**The cost of the 2017-2018 student health plan is anticipated at $1,672, which includes a $45 administrative fee.

***Room, board, transportation, and personal expenses if remaining in Syracuse for the summer are estimated to be $5,530. This does not include tuition charges, if applicable.

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance for Students Entering Fall 2018/Spring 2019

Direct (billable) costs
Tuition
$50,230
Housing & meals (average)
$15,550
Miscellaneous fees
$1,623
Total direct (billable) costs
$67,403
Non-billable costs (average)
Books & supplies
$1,500
Transportation
$1,530
Personal expenses
$1,051
Total non-billable costs
$4,081
Subtotal (without health insurance)
$71,484
Health insurance premium (covers 12 months)
$1,730
Program fees
$1,000*
Total cost of attendance
$74,214**

*The cost of attendance may vary based on the program of study and program fees.

**Room, board, transportation, and personal expenses if remaining in Syracuse for the summer are estimated to be $5,640. This does not include tuition charges, if applicable.

Cost of Attendance for Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2018

Direct (billable) costs
Tuition
$46,930
Housing & meals (average)
$15,910
Miscellaneous fees
$1,623
Total direct (billable) costs
$64,463
Non-billable costs (average)
Books & supplies
$1,500
Transportation
$1,530
Personal expenses
$1,051
Total non-billable costs
$4,081
Subtotal (without health insurance)
$68,544
Health insurance
$1,730*
Program fees
$1,000*
Total cost of attendance
$71,274**

*The cost of attendance may vary based on the program of study and program fees.

**Room, board, transportation, and personal expenses if remaining in Syracuse for the summer are estimated to be $5,640. This does not include tuition charges, if applicable.

Graduate Cost of Attendance for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Direct (billable) costs
Direct (billable) costs
Tuition
$28,062*
Direct (billable) costs
Fees
$852
Direct (billable) costs
Housing
$9,884
Direct (billable) costs
Meals
$3,745
Direct (billable) costs
Total direct (billable) costs
$42,543
Direct (billable) costs
Other indirect expenses (average)
Direct (billable) costs
Books & supplies
$917
Direct (billable) costs
Personal expenses
$1,991
Direct (billable) costs
Transportation
$1,530
Direct (billable) costs
Total
$4,438
Direct (billable) costs
Subtotal (without health insurance)
$46,757
Direct (billable) costs
Health insurance
$1,730
Direct (billable) costs
Total cost of attendance
$48,487
*Most graduate students are charged tuition at a rate of $1,559 per credit hour. The above estimate is based on 18 credit hours for the academic year.