Graduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees vary according to the student’s classification as a continuing student, new student, matriculated student, or nondegree student, and whether the student is a resident of New York State. (Matriculated students are those recognized by the college as working toward a degree.)

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice pursuant to City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees resolution.

Tuition for Graduate Students (2023–24 Academic Year)

New York State Residents

12+ credits $5,545 per semester*
Fewer than 12 credits $470 per credit

Nonresident and International Students

$855 per credit

*Winter intersession tuition is charged on a per-credit basis and is billed as a separate tuition charge from the spring term tuition charges. However, both winter and spring charges appear under the spring account on CUNYfirst.

*Summer session tuition is charged on a per-credit basis even if registered for 12 or more credits among both sessions.

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Student Fees

Students pay fees for each term and summer session in which they enroll.

Click here for a description of each student fee and an allocation breakdown of the Student Activity Fee.

Fall and Spring Semesters

Student Activity Fee $74.25 Breakdown:
Student Center: $32.50
Early Childhood Center: $5
Student Government: $10
Other Central Depository: $6.75
Health Clinic: $20
University Student Senate (USS) Fee $1.45
CUNY Consolidated Services Fee $15
Technology Fee $62.50
$125
Students taking fewer than 12 credits
Students taking 12+ credits

Summer Sessions

Student Activity Fee $60 Breakdown:
Student Center: $32.50
Early Childhood Center: $5
Student Government: $2.50
Health Clinic: $20
University Student Senate (USS) Fee $1.45
CUNY Consolidated Services Fee $15
Technology Fee $62.50

 

Other Applicable Tuition Rates and Fees

Excess Contact Hours $65 New York State Resident
$85 Nonresident and International Students
Late Registration $25
Change of Program $18
Maintenance of Matriculation $225 New York State Resident
$370 Nonresident and International Students
Academic Excellence Fee $5,022 Full-Time Students (M.F.A. in Cinema Art, Sonic Arts, or Media Scoring)
$3,767 Part-Time Students (9–11 credits M.F.A. in Sonic Arts or Media Scoring)
$2,511 Part-Time Students (fewer than 9 credits M.F.A. in Sonic Arts or Media Scoring)
 $1,175 Summer Courses for M.F.A. in Cinema Arts, Sonic Arts, or Media Scoring (fee is charged per course enrolled)

Liability Charge

Students who withdraw from classes during the semester are liable for all or part of the original tuition charge, plus the Student Activity, CUNY Consolidated Services, and Technology fees. Refer to the semester’s tuition liability schedule for the liability amount.

Materials

Some courses entail a fee to cover the costs of special materials, film rental charges, transportation, field trip expenses, or other non-instructional costs. Material fees are subject to change and are nonrefundable.

Graduate Students Taking Undergraduate Courses

Graduate students enrolling in undergraduate courses as part of their graduate program and are receiving graduate credit pay the applicable graduate rate. Students taking undergraduate courses and receiving undergraduate credit pay the applicable undergraduate rate.

Tuition Waiver for Employees of the City University of New York

Full-time employees of the City University of New York may be granted a waiver of tuition for undergraduate credit-bearing courses. CUNY staff waivers cannot be applied to the winter intersession. Information and applications may be obtained in the Personnel Office, 1219 Boylan Hall.

Auditing Fee

The fee for auditing a day, evening, or weekend course is the same as if the course were being taken for credit. The fee for senior citizens (New York State residents age 60 and older) is $65 plus the $15 CUNY Consolidated Services Fee per term. Senior citizens who take courses for undergraduate credit must pay the applicable tuition and fee rates set for undergraduate students.

Non-Instructional Fees

Application Fee $65
$70
$75
$65
Undergraduate First Year Matriculated and Nonmatriculated Student
Transfer Undergraduate Student
Graduate Matriculated and Nonmatriculated Student
Visiting Student (non-CUNY students only)
Readmission $20 Fee due upon registration
Duplicate Diploma $30
Replacement ID Card $10
Bad Check $20 For a check returned by bank as uncollectible
Absentee Exam $25 Plus $5 for each additional examination
Transcript $7 Per copy, waived for transcripts sent to the admissions office of other CUNY units
Library Fines Students should consult the library for the policy on fines.
Recreation and Athletics $18.60
$10
Graduate Students
Summer Session
Speech and Hearing $200
$175
$770
$1,400
$150
For speech language diagnostic evaluation
For audio logical evaluations
For 14 45-minute individual speech therapy sessions one time per week
For 14 individual speech therapy sessions two times per week
Per semester for aphasia group. Brooklyn College students, staff, and faculty with valid college ID receive a 40% discount.

COA for Students Enrolled in Six or More Credits

Fall/Spring COA*

If you live with your parents:

Item Cost
Books and Supplies $1,364
Transportation (MetroCard) $1,122
Lunch $1,700
Personal Expenses $1,928
Housing $5,080
Basic Cost $11,194

Basic Cost + Tuition and Fees = Cost of Attendance

If you live away from your parents:

Item Cost
Books and Supplies $1,364
Transportation (MetroCard) $1,122
Lunch $1,700
Personal Expenses $2,646
Medical Expenses $2,381
Housing $17,604
Food (at home) $2,484
Basic Cost $29,301

Basic Cost + Tuition and Fees = Cost of Attendance

*To determine the single semester amount for fall or spring, simply divide the Basic Cost in half.

Summer COA

If you live with your parents:

Item Cost
Books and Supplies $455
Transportation (MetroCard) $396
Lunch $567
Personal Expenses $643
Housing $1,693
Basic Cost $3,754

Basic Cost + Tuition and Fees = Cost of Attendance

If you live away from your parents:

Item Cost
Books and Supplies $455
Transportation (MetroCard) $396
Lunch $567
Personal Expenses $882
Medical Expenses $794
Housing $5,868
Food (at home) $828
Basic Cost $9,789

Basic Cost + Tuition and Fees = Cost of Attendance

COA for Students Enrolled in Fewer Than Six Credits

Fall/Spring COA

Item Cost
Part-time COA for nine months $1,150

Summer COA

Item Cost
Part-time COA for three months $383

Learn more about the Cost of Attendance.

Definitions and Classifications

New York State Residency Requirements

The Residency Information and Procedures page contains further information on establishing New York State residency.

Full-Time Students

Matriculated students who are enrolled for 12 or more credits or the equivalent a term are classified as full-time students.

Part-Time Students

Students who are enrolled for fewer than 12 credits or the equivalent a term are classified as part-time students.

All courses taken by part-time students are billed on a per-credit basis except compensatory, developmental, and remedial courses, which are billed on a contact-hour basis. The Schedule of Classes published each term lists these courses.

The tuition charged part-time students on a per-credit basis in any one term may not exceed the term rate for full-time students.

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