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Tuition & Fees

In order to maintain graduate status for each semester at the University, each student must be considered:

  1. Full-time (nine or more credits);

  2. Part-time (one to eight credits);

  3. or

  4. On leave.

Tuition at a Glance 2020-2021

  • $903 per credit - in-state students
  • $1,353 per credit - out-of-state students

General Service fee:

  • $363 per semester (includes technology fee)

Other costs and fees:

  • Initial Computing/Network Services Fee - $100 (one-time fee, new students only)
  • Books - approximately $100 (per three-credit course)
  • Parking - $165 (commuter fee per year, $275 per year for students who live on campus)
  • Graduation - $40 (one-time fee)
  • International Services - $250 (per semester, international students only)

The Rutgers University Student Financial Aid website has been developed for students and graduates from within the University system. For information on Financial Aid, including their office locations, application procedures and other resources, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Tuition and fees are payable in full each semester at the time of registration unless a student selects to use the installment plan (see below). All registrations must be coordinated through the Registrar’s Office. For billing concerns and questions, please contact the Student Accounting Office.

Installment plan:

Students will receive an email from the Student Accounting Office with installment plan options and instructions on how to login and accept an installment plan. There is a $50 fee per semester for students who select this plan. For more information, please contact the Student Accounting Office.

Leave of Absence Fee:

Students who are not planning to register for a semester and do not plan to withdraw from the School must petition for an official "Leave of Absence" with the Office of Student Affairs during the registration period that the leave of absence will become effective. This policy applies to students enrolled in a dual degree program with another Rutgers School or another university who, because of the requirements of the dual degree program, are not registering at the Rutgers School of Public Health for a semester. A student’s petition for a Leave must be approved by the Director of Student Support Services. A non-refundable fee of $50 per semester is required to maintain status — exceptions are made for students enrolled in dual degree programs. Students extending a Leave beyond one semester must petition for the subsequent official leave and pay an additional $50 fee. The total leave cannot exceed two consecutive semesters. The time period granted for a notification of absence is excluded from the overall time requirement to complete the degree program.

Maintaining Matriculation Fee:

A maintaining matriculation student is a matriculated student who is approved to complete unfinished work required for courses from previous semesters, but is not involved in an academic enhancement outside their usual curriculum. Such a student is not taking any new courses but will be registered in a course entitled “Maintaining Matriculation.” For more information, visit the Policies page.

To register for maintaining matriculation a student should contact the Registrar with approval of their advisor. This registration requires the payment of a $35 fee for each semester this type of registration is used. Examples of students eligible for maintaining matriculation status:

  • Student who is working on incomplete grade(s) from prior term.

  • Student who has successfully defended their dissertation/thesis and is awaiting graduation.

  • Student who is awaiting graduation due to missing a graduation date.

  • Student who has returned for a certificate having completed all required courses for the certificate.

Student Health Insurance Policy:

It is University policy that each student enrolled in a program at the University on a full-time basis (9 credits or more) must have adequate health and accident insurance coverage. All full-time students will be automatically billed for health insurance, and will be mailed an information packet. Students will be asked to choose the University’s insurance plan or may waive participation if they have current health and accident insurance that meets minimum requirements set by the University. Information about waiver forms is available by visiting and selecting Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Non-matriculated and part-time students are welcome to purchase insurance. The University’s health provider is United Health Plan. The plan does offer coverage for one’s spouse and children at an additional cost.

Student In-State Residency

A student’s residency status is evaluated at the time of the student’s application, but can be adjusted along the way if appropriate. Please review the Studyent Residency for Tuition Purposes Policy if you are considering applying for in-state residency for tuition purposes. PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and remote working conditions, all NJ Residency applications and supporting documents should be sent to the email address to ensure timely and comprehensive response to all applications. Applications will be reviewed and responded to in the order in which they are received.

Student Residency for Tuition Purposes PolicyThe policy guiding the process in regard to student residency for tuition purposes.

Residency Analysis Form InstructionsThe instructions on how to have your in-state residency status reevaluated by the institution.

Residency Analysis FormThe completion of this form is required to have your in-state residency status reevaluated for tuition purposes at Rutgers University.