Ph.D. Cost of Attendance

The Ph.D. program can take up to nine years to complete.

See Ph.D. Financial Aid for information on financing your degree.

Estimated University Charges 2016-17
Tuition  $55,800
Health Services Fee $1,082
Medical Insurance $2,991
University Facility Fee $960
Document Fee (one-time) $105
Technology Fee (one-time) $1,200
Application Fee (nonrefundable)  $100
Enrollment Fee (nonrefundable) $1,000
TOTAL University Charges $63,238
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses
Rent $11,790
Food $5,697
Utilities $3,231
Books & Supplies $2,403
Transportation $1,665
Personal $4,662
Monthly Estimated Expenses $3,272
TOTAL estimated living expenses for 9 months $29,448
TOTAL Estimated Cost of Attendance for First Year $92,686

 

NOTES ON ADDITIONAL COSTS NOT INCLUDED:

 

  • For students borrowing federal student loans, loan fees will be included in your cost of attendance.
  • Students holding a non-resident visa will be charged an International Services Charge each term. This fee supports the University’s services to international students.
  • The estimated living expenses provide for a moderate standard of living in New York. During the academic year students may incur some unanticipated expenditures, such as unreimbursed medical expenses. We encourage students to contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid as needed to request a review of their individual budgets for possible adjustments that may allow for additional borrowing through various educational loan programs. Please note that to help with the review, we will ask you to fill out a Budget Increase form and to submit appropriate documentation.

Guide to University Charges

The Journalism School tuition schedule is set by the University.

  • Students taking 1 to 11.5 credits in a semester are charged on a per credit basis.
  • Students taking 12 to 19 credits are charged that semester's full‐time tuition fee.
  • Students taking more than 19 credits in a semester are charged that semester's full‐time fee plus the per credit fee for each credit over 19.

Student Fees

  • Health Services Fee: A mandatory fee for access to the University Health Service Center.
  • Medical Insurance Fee: Payment for those enrolled in the Student Insurance plan.
  • University Facility Fee: Overall fee for use of its facilities, including the library and gym.
  • Document Fee: One‐time payment for transcripts. This allows you to get as many transcripts as you want sent from the Registrar's Office without further cost.
  • Technology Fee: One‐time fee for all of the technical services at the school.
  • Application Fee: One‐time nonrefundable fee for your admissions application; not applied toward tuition.
  • Enrollment Fee: One‐time nonrefundable fee to secure your place in the class; not applied toward tuition.