- Students must have adequate finances to cover all expenses for the entire time that is required to earn the degree.
- It is important for the student to know his or her government's regulations on currency exchange and bank procedures for the transfer of needed funds.
Students who wish to bring a spouse or child(ren) to the U.S. must show the appropriate amount of support detailed above plus an additional $4,000 per year for a spouse and $2,000 per year for each child. If your spouse and children will be accompanying you to the U.S. please let us know. We will need to know name(s), date(s) of birth and countries of birth for all dependents.
Tuition is assessed for most full-time students based on two semesters of study (one academic year). Summer semester enrollment is optional for most students and thus is not included as part of your estimated annual expenses. However, depending on your program, your tuition costs may be assessed differently, for instance:
- Students studying as part of an exchange program pay tuition at their home institution, not UC. These students are only responsible for demonstrating support for the estimated living expenses and student health insurance plan.
- A few programs (such as the one-year MBA program) require students to be enrolled in the summer semester. There are additional tuition expenses for these students.
- Tuition and fees for special programs (such as the Master of Architecture and the Master of Physiology) may be slightly higher or lower than tuition and fees for other programs.
All students are required to pay the General Fee unless otherwise indicated in an award letter. If you owe this fee, it will be included on your bill at the time of registration:
- $398 per semester ($796 per year) for Main Campus, Study Abroad, and M.D. students.
- $228 per semester ($456 per year) for UC Blue Ash College and UC Clermont College students.
Information Technology and Instructional Equipment (ITIE) Fee
All students (except those in the College of Medicine) are required to pay the Information Technology and Instructional Equipment (ITIE) Fee to cover costs associated with labs, instructional equipment & supplies, and general information technology. If you owe this fee, it will be included on your bill at the time of registration:
- $180 per semester ($360 per year) for Main Campus and Study Abroad students.
- $132 per semester ($264 per year) for UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont students.
- College of Medicine students are not required to pay the ITIE fee.
Campus Life Fee
All students (except those in the UC Blue Ash & UC Clermont Colleges) are required to pay the Campus Life Fee. If you owe this fee, it will be included on your bill at the time of registration:
- $252 per semester ($504 per year) for Main Campus students.
- Students at the UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont Colleges are not required to pay the Campus Life Fee.
All international students are required to carry the University Student Health Insurance policy unless they can prove coverage equal to or greater than the University policy. Students who qualify for a waiver of the policy must follow the guidelines established by the Student Health Insurance Office for obtaining a waiver. Such insurance must be provided by a U.S.-based company. Foreign-based policies will not be accepted.
For those who do not waive the UC insurance policy, the fee is $902 per semester ($1,804 per year), and will be included on your bill. Students are responsible for paying this fee each semester. Summer coverage is free for students who pay during spring semester.
- Living expenses are estimated on a 12-month basis. While enrollment during the summer may be optional, food, rent and other expenses are necessities.
- The first month in the United States demands more financial outlay than any other single period. An additional $1,000 should be available to meet these expenses.
- Undergraduate residence hall charges are due at the beginning of each quarter.
- Costs for such things as buying an automobile or travel to the student's home country are not included in the estimate of living expenses.
Fire Science Residency Programs
Given the brief nature of the residency program (one week), tuition, fees and living expenses differ greatly from degree seeking students.