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Tuition and Fees

Student Financial Services
College Hall, Room B-04

Student Financial Services are managed by the Finance Office.  Students may pay their tuition and fees in person or online via the BISON student system.  Office hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The office email address is student.accounts@gallaudet.edu.

Tuition and Fee Schedules
Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Costs Per Year
(Two Semesters of full-time study)

U.S. Students

Undergraduate
(12-18 credits)
Graduate
(9 to 18 credits)
Tuition (full-time rate) $15,552 $17,100
Unit Fee* $276 $276
Health Service Fee** $250 $250
Full-Time Student Total $16,078 $17,626
Health Insurance Fee*** $3,199 $3,199
Full-Time Student Total with Health Insurance Fee $19,277 $20,825
Tuition Rate per Credit*
$648 $950

*Tuition rate per credit for part-time students or over 18 credits in addition to full-time tuition rate

International Students  (Non-Developing Countries)

Undergraduate
(12-18 credits)
Graduate
(9-18 credits)
Tuition (full-time rate) $31,104 $34,200
Unit Fee* $276 $276
Health Service Fee** $250 $250
Full-Time Student Total $31,630 $34,726
Health Insurance Fee *** $3,199 $3,199
Full-Time Student Total with Health Insurance Fee $34,829 $37,925
Tuition Rate per Credit* $1,296 $1,900

*Tuition rate per credit for part-time students or over 18 credits in addition to full-time tuition rate

International Students (Developing Countries)

Undergraduate
(12-18 credits)


Graduate
(9-18 credits)

Tuition (full-time rate) $23,328 $25,650
Unit Fee* $276 $276
Health Service Fee** $250 $250
Full-Time Student Total $23,854 $26,176
Health Insurance Fee*** $3,199 $3,199
Full-Time Student Total with Health Insurance Fee $27,053 $29,375
Tuition Rate per Credit* $972 $1,425

*Tuition rate per credit for part-time students or over 18 credits in addition to full-time tuition rate

Explanation of Basic Costs:

Tuition:

Undergraduate:  Amount indicated is for full-time undergraduate students for two semesters (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017). A full-time course load for undergraduate students is 12 to 18 credits. Additional credits above 18 credits will incur additional part-time tuition rate per credit.

Graduate:  Amount indicated is for full-time graduate students for two semesters (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017). A full-time course load for graduate student is 9 to 18 credits. Additional credits above 18 credits will incur additional part-time tuition rate per credit.  

International:  These reflect the 100% tuition surcharge for students from Non-Developing countries and 50% tuition surcharge for students from Developing countries required by amendments to the Education of the Deaf Act.  The list of developing and non-developing countries is available online at EDA Developing Countries List for AY 2016/2017.

*Unit Fee: Required for full-time undergraduate, graduate and ELI students to cover the cost of student activities.

**Health Service Fee:  Required for all full-time undergraduate and graduate students for fall and spring semesters. Every current registered student is eligible to use the Student Health Service. The purpose for this fee is for educational material and office visits.

***Health Insurance Fee:  This subject-to-change annual fee is $3,199 for U.S. and international students. It applies only to full-time and residential students enrolled during the full-year unless a proof of adequate insurance coverage is submitted to the Student Financial Services. The annual fee is billed as a one-time charge in the fall semester for coverage from July 15, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. to July 15, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.

Students enrolling in spring semester 2017 are billed $1,858 for coverage from December 15, 2016 to July 15, 2017. Students enrolling in summer session 2017 are billed $536 for coverage from May 15, 2017 to July 15, 2017. The health insurance fees for 2016-2017 are subject to change at policy renewal on July 15, 2016.

For additional details about the Health Insurance coverage offered by Gallaudet University, please see Student Health Insurance.

Room: Room rates for on-campus housing, please see Room Rates for On-Campus Housing.

Meal Plans: please see Meal Plans.

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