Graduate Engineering Cost of Attendance

Budget for Academic Year

The cost of attendance, also known as the "budget" or "COA," represents the student's maximum financial aid eligibility amount based on a given 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 Graduate Engineering master's programs based on full-time and half-time status.

Full-Time Programs

2023-2024 Estimated Costs

Fees Explained

  • Tuition and fees are based on number of credits. Add up your course load to calculate total tuition charges.
    • Registration for more than 18 points per semester may 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.
  • For all Graduate Engineering programs, students are budgeted based on two semesters: Fall and Spring. Divide charges in half to arrive at semester estimates. 
  • 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.
  • Students in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) department will incur an additional $1,000 program fee.
  • Students who maintain health insurance through their families can waive the Student Health Insurance charge.
    • The Health Service Fee cannot be waived.
  • Some additional program or activity fees may apply.