Tuition and fees for an international student without a graduate assistantship

The following rates apply to state-supported graduate programs. Online programs are self-supported and different rates apply.

Full-time enrollment is required for international students

Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 9 (graduate) or 6 (graduate with assistantship) credits each semester. Classes that are audited are not included in the full-time credits necessary to satisfy U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements.

2024-2025 tuition and health insurance rates

Graduate Tuition and Health Insurance Fees*
Fee Type Resident Non-Resident
Registration Fee (per-credit) $344.25 $344.25
Non-Resident Tuition (Per-credit, fewer than 7 credits) $0.00 $378.75
Non-Resident Tuition (7+ credits) $0.00 $9,071.00
Health Insurance (Fall)** $1,846.00 $1,846.00
Health Insurance (Spring)** $2,570.00 $2,570.00

*Does not include college-specific or one-time fees.
**2024-2025 health insurance rates will be available after the June 2024 NSHE Board of Regents meeting.

Mandatory graduate student fees

In addition to registration fees (i.e., tuition), students also have fees that cover a range of services and programs at the University.

Mandatory International Graduate Student Fees
Fee Name Fee Amount Fee Type
Academic Success Fee $25.00 Flat-rate
Counseling Services Fee $70.00 Per-credit (6+ credits)
Fitness Center Fee $45.00 Flat-rate
Health Center Fee $108.00 Flat-rate
International Student Fee $145.00 Flat-rate
Performing Arts Fee $5.00 Flat-rate
Student Union Fee $25.00 Per-credit (6 or fewer credits)
Student Union Fee $94.00 Per-credit (7+ credits)
Technology Fee $9.00 Per-credit

Graduate student differential fees

In addition to registration fees (i.e., tuition), students may also have per-credit fees charged to varying courses in the College of Business, College of Engineering, Orvis School of Nursing, and the School of Public Health.

Graduate Differential Fees
Number of Credits Per-Credit Fee
College of Business Differential Fee $100.00
College of Engineering Differential Fee $100.00
Community Health Sciences Differential Fee $50.00
School of Nursing Differential Fee $239.50

Application and other fees

In addition to registration fees (i.e., tuition), students may also be charged fees to apply, take distance education courses and graduate from the University.

List of one-time graduate fees
Number of Credits Fee Amount
Application fee (domestic students) $60.00
Application fee (international students) $95.00
New graduate student fee $35.00
Graduation fee $145.00
Distance education fee (per-credit) $34.00
Distance education fee, non-resident (per-credit) $172.25

Tuition and fees examples

Example fall semester tuition and fees (9 credits)
Fee Type Amount
Registration Fee (per-credit) $3,098.25
Non-Resident Tuition $9,071.00
Mandatory Student Fees $556.00
Health Insurance (Fall)* $1,111.00
Totals $13,836.25

Graduate assistantship resource links

Graduate assistantships are awarded by the applicant’s graduate program or academic department. For information regarding the availability of graduate assistantships, please contact the appropriate graduate program director.

Graduate assistantship resources