Cost of Attendance 2017-2018

What’s included in the “cost of attendance”?

The preliminary* budget shown approximates your cost of education for the academic year and includes an amount for tuition and fees; an allowance for room and board (which varies according to where you live); a standard amount for books, supplies, and personal expenses; and a transportation allowance. Typical budgets are presented here to help you understand how your cost of education was determined.

* Estimated at time of publication (May 2017); for revised information please see Bills, Payments, and Refunds > Tuition and Fee Rates

Cost of Attendance  Spring/Summer 20181

Freshman Spring Admission

On/Off Campus Student Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Tuition and Mandatory Fees $25,232 $25,232
Room and Board2 $8,832 $5,180
DIRECT EXPENSES $34,064 $30,412
     
Books and Supplies
$452 $452
Transportation3 $616 $370
Personal Expenses4 $1,532 $920
INDIRECT EXPENSES TO CONSIDER5 $2,600 $1,742
Commuter Student Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Tuition and Mandatory Fees $25,232 $25,232
Room and Board2 $1,284 $770
DIRECT EXPENSES $26,516 $26,002
     
Books and Supplies
$452 $452
Transportation3 $0 $0
Personal Expenses4 $1,532 $920
INDIRECT EXPENSES TO CONSIDER5 $1,984 $1,372

Direct Expenses are institutional charges billed to you by New York University via the Office of the Bursar.

Indirect Expenses are estimates of costs that may be associated with your attendance, but are not typically University charges.

1 NYU encourages each student to assess their specific expenses and resources, and to finance/borrow only as much as needed.

2 Actual room and board charges depend on several factors, including whether a student lives on or off campus. There is a range of housing and meal plans available on campus at NYU. The standard figure for financial aid purposes during the spring represents typical room and board for an on-campus student living in a shared occupancy room and selecting a 225 meal per semester "flex" dining plan. The summer meal plan is based on a similar plan, adjusted for the summer enrollment calendar. NYU housing provides wi-fi internet access and cable television to the residence hall room at no additional charge. Local phone service can be requested, but students are responsible for bringing a telephone device. The on-campus standard rate is also used to represent the room and board costs for an off-campus student since costs on average are similar to on-campus options. Individual costs for off-campus living vary as the New York City area has many different housing options and associated costs, depending upon location, number of roommates, amenities, etc. Also, note that University meal plans are available for students who live off-campus.

3 This amount represents an average cost for one round-trip travel home during the Spring/Summer academic period.

4 This category represents miscellaneous expenses, including local transportation within New York City, that will vary widely by student.

5 Students who borrow federal loans will have the mandatory federal loan fees included in their Cost of Attendance budget.