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  Cost and Estimated Budget

An important aspect of planning your move to Norfolk State University is to have a realistic idea of the amount of money you will need to pay for tuition and living expenses in the United States, and to arrange your finances accordingly. Tuition and living expenses will vary for undergraduate students and graduate students.

Living costs will also vary according to whether you are single, or bringing a spouse and other dependents with you. The amount of money you will need each term will also be affected by where you choose to live, how many credits you take, if you have a scholarship, and whether or not you plan to take courses at NSU during the summer session.

Estimated Budget

Estimates are in American dollars. For currency exchange rates, call your bank or use a Currency Converter. These costs are approximate; actual cost will vary by program and lifestyle. All costs are subject to change without notice.

2015-2016 Expense Estimates for One Year (Two Semesters)

  Single UndergraduateSingle Graduate
 Tuition and Fees$20,884$21,748
 Room and Board$8,970$8,970
 Books and Supplies$1400$1400
 Health Insurance$1600$1600

- Tuition and fees for undergraduate students based on 30 credit hours per academic year. Tuition and fees for graduate students are based on 18 credit hours per academic year.

- Room and board costs are based upon on-campus housing costs for an academic year (9 months).

- Students who remain in the United States from May to August should allow a minimum of $1500 for living expenses.   Students who plan to continue their studies during the summer months should allow an additional $1500 per course for tuition and books.

- Students who will be accompanied by dependents must have an additional $3800 per year for the first dependent and $2500 per year for each additional dependent.

Please bear in mind that there will be no deferred payments for international students.   All tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration.