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Cost & Net Price

Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2019-20 2018-19
Tuition $53,872 $51,924
Activity Fee $482 $468
Room $6,278 $6,050
Board $7,014 $6,760
Comprehensive Fee $67,646 $65,202

When determining eligibility for assistance, we use estimates for the following expenses:

  • Books and supplies: $900
  • Personal expenses: $1,100
  • Travel expenses:
    • up to $700 mainland U.S.
    • $1,100 AK, HI, and international

The fall term bill includes a charge for student health insurance. The premium for 2018–19 is $1,687. If covered under a different plan while enrolled, you may request a waiver online. Additional details are mailed with the fall term bill.

Net Price Calculators

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