Architecture, Planning, and Preservation Cost of Attendance

Budget for the Academic Year

The cost of attendance, also known as the "budget" or "COA," represents the student's maximum financial aid eligibility amount based on the length of the academic year. The budget is determined by the school and consists of tuition and fees plus estimated expenses for food, housing, books, transit, and other needs.

In determining the budget, the school applies a conservative estimate of living expenses to all students. We recognize, however, that actual living expenses vary from person to person. If the student faces higher actual costs or has extenuating circumstances that warrant a higher cost of attendance, the student may request an evaluation for a budget increase. This process does not guarantee that a budget increase will be granted, merely that the student will be considered for one. 


Click through the accordions below to see the current year's estimated costs for GSAPP programs.

By Program

2024-2025 Estimated Costs (Nine-Month Academic Year)

2024-2025 Estimated Costs (12-Month Academic Year)

2024-2025 Estimated Costs (Nine-Month Academic Year)

Fees Explained

  • Tuition and fees are based on number of credits. Estimate your course load to calculate total tuition.
    • Registration for more than 18 points per semester could result in additional charges. 
    • Students enrolled below six credits in any semester are not budgeted for living expenses, personal expenses, commuting expenses, or loan origination fees.
  • Student fees include the health insurance fee, health services fee, and university facility fee.
  • The Documents Fee is a one-time charge applied in the first semester of attendance.
  • The International Student Fee only applies to students who reside outside the U.S., including Canada. Some additional fees may apply. 
  • The transportation estimate for the New York/Paris program only applies to the Fall Semester in New York. Students should budget for additional costs in Paris.
  • Loan origination fees will be applied to student loan borrowers.