Expenses such as housing and meals, books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses, health insurance, etc.

An amount charged by colleges and universities, in addition to tuition, to cover costs of institutional services.

The money an institution charges for instruction and training (does not include the cost of books).


3 - 9 months prior to U.S.study:

Location matters! Depending on where you live and study, costs for housing and food vary greatly in the United States. Suburban or rural areas in the South and Midwest of the United States generally have the lowest cost of living.


Make Your Budget

As you work to develop a budget for your studies, keep in mind that your overall costs are comprised of tuition, fees, and living expenses.

How much should you budget?

Your actual costs will depend on your institution and program. Refer to the institutions website for specific costs. When budgeting, you should estimate that tuition costs increase 6-10% each year.

How can an EducationUSA Adviser help you with your expenses?

        Advisers can help you distinguish yourself in a highly competitive applicant pool so that you have a better chance of competing for admission with financial aid.

        Advisers have access to resources that help you learn about scholarships and new programs.

        Advisers share unbiased information about financial aid opportunities.

Where can you find more information about funding opportunities for graduate programs?

Graduate Funding

Loans for International Students

Loans for International Students

        Global Student Loan Corporation

        International Student Loan.com

        Access Group