2020–2021 Cost of Attendance

While the amount you’ll pay for your education will vary on a year-to-year basis, due to factors like official tuition and fees, you can get a sense of what to expect with our cost of attendance estimates.

These figures are for undergraduate students attending full time over two semesters. Use them to help plan and understand the financial commitment that comes with being a student.

Select your school to see your cost of attendance estimate: 

A note about direct and indirect expenses:

  • Direct expenses are institutional charges billed to you by New York University via the Office of the Bursar. For example, tuition and, if residing on campus, room and board.
  • Indirect expenses are estimates of costs that may be associated with your attendance, but are not typically University charges. Examples include books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

Explanation of Costs

Find out more about how we’ve put together our estimated costs for this academic year and important information about borrowing and loans:

General Cost of Attendance 2020-2021

Undergraduate Students (two semesters, full-time)

  On/Off Campus Student Commuter Student
Tuition and Mandatory Fees $54,880 $54,880
Room and Board $19,244
$2,516
Estimated Total Direct Costs $74,124 $57,396
     
Books and Supplies
$718 $718
Transportation $1,110 $0
Personal Expenses $2,790 $2,790
Estimated Total Indirect Costs $4,618 $3,508
     
Total $78,742 $60,904

Stern School of Business Cost of Attendance 2020-2021

Undergraduate Students (two semesters, full-time)

  On/Off Campus Student Commuter Student
Tuition and Mandatory Fees $56,508 $56,508
Room and Board $19,244
$2,516
Estimated Total Direct Costs $75,752 $59,024
     
Books and Supplies
$718 $718
Transportation $1,110 $0
Personal Expenses $2,790 $2,790
Estimated Total Indirect Costs $4,618 $3,508
     
Total $80,370 $62,532

Tisch School of the Arts Cost of Attendance 2020-2021

Undergraduate Students (two semesters, full-time)

  On/Off Campus Student Commuter Student
Tuition and Mandatory Fees $60,282 $60,282
Room and Board $19,244
$2,516
Estimated Total Direct Costs $79,256 $62,798
     
Books and Supplies
$718 $718
Transportation $1,110 $0
Personal Expenses $2,790 $2,790
Estimated Total Indirect Costs $4,618 $3,508
     
Total $84,144 $66,306

Tandon School of Engineering Cost of Attendance 2020-2021

Undergraduate Students (two semesters, full-time)

  On/Off Campus Student Commuter Student
Tuition and Mandatory Fees $54,880 $54,880
Room and Board $19,244
$2,516
Estimated Total Direct Costs $74,124 $57,396
     
Books and Supplies
$718 $718
Transportation $1,110 $0
Personal Expenses $2,790 $2,790
Estimated Total Indirect Costs $4,618 $3,508
     
Total $78,742 $60,904

Explanation of Costs

Borrowing and Loans

Knowing how much it will cost to attend New York University is important, but so is borrowing only as much as you absolutely need.

The costs listed above are suggestions based on our estimate of what it costs to attend New York University. We encourage you to examine your specific expenses and resources to decide how much to borrow or finance.

If you take out a federal loan, a mandatory federal loan fee should be included in your cost of attendance budget.

The registration and services fees furnish resources to fund a portion of the budgets for a variety of services, operations, and activities that serve students and enhance University life in support of our academic program. These services may include, but are not limited to, the Registrar, Student Health Center, the Wellness Exchange / Counseling Service, the Wasserman Center, Information Technology, and Student Life.

Room and Board

The actual cost of your room and board depends on several factors, including whether you live on or off campus.

Some important things to keep in mind as you budget for room and board:

  • New York University offers a range of housing and meal plans. The figures above represent a student living in a double-occupancy room and selecting a 225 meal per semester “flex” dining plan.
  • Housing includes local telephone service, wi-fi access, and cable television in your residence hall room.
  • Our on-campus standard rate is meant to also represent the room and board cost for off-campus housing. Often the costs are similar.
  • Off-campus housing in New York City varies depending on housing options, location, number of roommates, amenities, and more.
  • Students who live off-campus can still purchase meal plans.

Transportation and Personal Costs

The amounts listed for transportation and personal costs will vary by student.

We estimated the cost of transportation equaling one round-trip travel home during the academic year.

Personal costs include miscellaneous expenses like local transportation within New York City.