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Costs & Budgeting

Tuition

Figure includes tuition for full-time student status covering 12-18 points, deposit and required registration fees, and several program activities and excursions. For each point taken in excess of 18 points in a semester, there is an additional charge per point.

Non-NYU Students

If your college or university has a partnership with NYU Global Academic Programs the cost of tuition may be less than the posted figures. Inquire with your study abroad office to find out if there is a partnership with NYU.

Lodging

Costs listed are for a single room in an off-campus two or three bedroom apartment with private and shared bathrooms. Students participating in this program are required to live in NYU housing. Please note that costs may fluctuate with the exchange rate. NYU does all it can to keep housing costs low while maintaining the high quality of services and facilities we provide - which are among the most comprehensive in the Study Abroad field. A cancelation fee may be assessed if a student's written request to cancel the housing license be approved.

Meals

Cost is estimated. Students may dine out at one of the many affordable restaurants, eat at a casual local kiosk, or cook in their apartments.

Miscellaneous

Students planning to travel extensively outside the program parameters on weekends and holidays should budget accordingly. With the exception of tuition, all costs are estimated and may vary depending on the student's budget.

Global Travel Assistance

Provided at no additional cost to the student, this service provides assistance through one of the world's largest providers of medical and security evacuation as well as general travel aid (e.g., lost document assistance). This company provides 24-hour global services with the help of our site staff to our students abroad.

Required Expenses

Total (per semester)
$29,545
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees* $23,565
Lodging $5,980

Additional Expenses

Total$3,350 - $3,500
Meals $1000
Round-Trip Airfare $1,150 - $1,300
Miscellaneous $1,200

*The rates listed are for the 2014-2015 academic year. NYU students pay their individual school tuition, which may differ by college.

Disclaimer: The Board of Trustees of New York University reserves the right to alter the schedule of fees without notice.

The cost of required NYU Shanghai academic materials is included in Undergraduate Tuition & Fees.

***For a review of prices for typical items you may purchase while abroad, take a look at this updated list.***


Billing

NYU’s Electronic billing system is the official means of generating tuition bills for all enrolled students. Within a few weeks of registering for classes, students (with the exception of visiting students whose home schools choose to bill them directly for their term at NYU) will receive a message at their official NYU e-mail address notifying them that a bill for tuition, fees, and housing is now available.

Please visit the NYU Bursar Web-site for details about the E-bill process.

Students going to NYU Shanghai (except for freshman) will be billed an estimated housing charge. This estimate is used as a “placeholder charge” until we place students in their final housing assignment; the initial charge is unrelated to the final housing charge. There are two reasons we do this:

  • Students on financial aid have loans and grant funds released to them earlier.
  • Students can budget ahead and pay the bulk of their charges earlier, rather than waiting until final housing assignments are made.

Once the actual housing placement has been made, the E-bill is adjusted, resulting in either a credit or an additional charge. The final charge will appear on the student's E-bill within 2-3 weeks following the start of the program.

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