International Students' Cost to Attend

International students are responsible for securing their own funding. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by USA citizens and permanent residents to apply for financial aid from the USA federal and state governments. International students are not eligible for the USA government aid programs.

In order to obtain an I-20 students must show a year's worth of funding (two semesters) to cover tuition, books, fees, lodging, meals, day-to-day expenses and required health insurance. Need based financial aid is not available for international students. It is recommended that international students research scholarship opportunities that may be available in their home country to study in the US.

Some programs charge a surcharge for their courses in addition to regular tuition. Students in these majors are required to show additional funding, and pay a higher amount for the programs' courses.

Financial Requirements

Basic Financial Requirements

Estimated Expenses Undergraduate Graduate
Tuition & Fees $22,860 $18,286
Housing & Meals $12,000 $12,000
Books $ 1,608 $     990
Day-to-Day Expenses $2,500 $ 2,500
Health Insurance $ 1,428 $ 1,428
Funding to Show $40,396 $35,204

Financial Requirements for Programs with Surcharge

Program Undergraduate Graduate
College of Business $41,866 $36,878
College of Engineering $41,866 $36,878
Project Management N/A $43,592

Please see the requirements that must be met in order to qualify for sister city status if you are an established resident of a sister city and will be arriving directly from the sister city to UAA.