Graduate Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and fees vary according to the student's classification as a continuing student, a new student, a matriculated student or a nondegree student, and whether or not the student is a resident of New York State. (Matriculated students are those recognized by the college as working toward a degree.)

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice pursuant to City University Board of Trustee resolution.

Tuition for Graduate Students (2016-17 Academic Year)

New York State Residents
Full-time $5,065 per semester
Part-time $425 per credit
Nonresident and International Students
Full-time $780 per credit
Part-time $780 per credit


Student Fees

Students pay fees for each term and summer session in which they enroll.

Fall and Spring Semesters
Student Activity Fee $74.25 Breakdown:
Student Center: $32.50
Early Childhood Center: $5
Student Government: $10
Other Central Depository: $6.75
Health Clinic: $20
University Student Senate Fee (USS)
CUNY Consolidated Services Fee $15
Technology Fee $62.50
Part-time students
Full-time students
Summer Sessions
Student Activity Fee $60 Breakdown:
Student Center: $32.50
Early Childhood Center: $5
Student Government: $2.50
Health Clinic: $20
University Student Senate Fee (USS) $1.45  
CUNY Consolidated Services Fee $15
Technology Fee $62.50


Other Applicable Tuition Rates and Fees

Excess Contact Hours


 New York State Resident

$85  Nonresident and International Students
Late Registration $25
Change of Program $18
Maintenance of Matriculation $210
New York State Resident
$340  Nonresident and International Students
Academic Excellence Fee
$4,140  Full-Time Students
$2,070  Part-Time Students

Liability Charge

Students who withdraw from classes during the semester are liable for all or part of the original tuition charge, plus the Student Activity, CUNY Consolidated Services and Technology fees. Please refer to the semester's tuition liability schedule for the liability amount.


Some courses entail a fee to cover the costs of special materials, film rental charges, transportation, field trip expenses or other non-instructional costs. Material fees are subject to change and are nonrefundable.

Graduate Students Taking Undergraduate Courses

Graduate students enrolling in undergraduate courses as part of their graduate program and are receiving graduate credit pay the applicable graduate rate. Students taking undergraduate courses and receiving undergraduate credit pay the applicable undergraduate rate.

Tuition Waiver for Employees of the City University of New York

Full-time employees of the City University of New York may be granted a waiver of tuition for undergraduate credit-bearing courses. Please note that CUNY staff waivers cannot be applied to the winter intersession. Information and applications may be obtained in the Personnel Office, 1219 Boylan Hall.

Auditing Fee

The fee for auditing a day, evening or weekend course is the same as if the course were being taken for credit. The fee for senior citizens (New York State residents age 60 and older) is $65 plus the $15 CUNY Consolidated Services Fee per term. Senior citizens who take courses for undergraduate credit must pay the applicable tuition and fee rates set for undergraduate students.

Non-Instructional Fees

Application Fee $65
Undergraduate Nonmatriculated Student
First-year and Transfer Undergraduate Student
Graduate Matriculated and Nonmatriculated Student
Visiting Student (non-CUNY students only)
Readmission $20 fee due upon registration
Duplicate Diploma $30
Replacement ID Card $10
Bad Check $20 for a check returned by bank as uncollectible
Absentee Exam $25 plus $5 for each additional examination
Transcript $7 per copy, waived for transcripts sent to the admissions office of other units of the City University
Library Fines
Students should consult the library for the policy on fines
Recreation and Athletics $13.60
Evening (SGS) Students
Graduate Students
Summer Session
Speech and Hearing $200
for speech language diagnostic evaluation
for audio logical evaluations
for 14 45-minute individual speech therapy sessions one time per week
for 14 individual speech therapy sessions two times per week
per semester for aphasia group. Brooklyn College students, staff and faculty with valid college ID receive a 40 percent discount

Definitions and Classifications

New York State Residency Requirements

For further information on establishing New York State residency, please visit the Residency Information and Procedures page.

Full-time Students

Matriculated students who are enrolled for 12 or more credits or the equivalent a term are classified as full-time students.

Part-time Students

Students who are enrolled for fewer than 12 credits or the equivalent a term are classified as part-time students.

All courses taken by part-time students are billed on a per-credit basis except compensatory, developmental, and remedial courses, which are billed on a contact-hour basis. The Schedule of Classes published each term lists these courses.

The tuition charged part-time students on a per-credit basis in any one term may not exceed the term rate for full-time students.

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