Tuition and Fees

The Graduate School of Arts and Science charges tuition on a per-point basis. A student must complete 70-72 points for the Ph.D. degree and 30-40 points for the master’s degree, depending on the program. A full-time course load generally falls between 9-12 points per semester depending on program.

The Board of Trustees of New York University reserves the right to alter this schedule of fees without notice. All fees must be paid per term at the time of registration in the Office of the Bursar, located at 383 Lafayette Street. Checks and drafts should be drawn to the order of New York University in the exact amount of tuition and fees required. In the case of overpayment, the balance is refunded upon request by filing a refund application in the Office of the Bursar. A fee will be charged if payment is not made by the due date indicated on the student’s statement.

The unpaid balance of a student’s account is also subject to an interest charge of 12 percent per annum from the first day of class until payment is received.

Students who receive awards after registration will receive a check from the University after the New York State payment has been received by the Office of the Bursar, and the Office of the University Registrar has confirmed eligibility.

Charges for tuition and fees are announced on the Bursar’s webpage at

For information about the Mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan and the online enrollment/waiver process please visit the Student Health Insurance web page at

For information about the Stu-Dent Plan (dental service through NYU’s College of Dentistry) please visit

Dissertation publishing is free for traditional publishing filed electronically (However, costs can increase depending upon publishing option(s) selected via ProQuest)

Copyright of dissertation (optional) $55.00

Optional Payment Plans

Payment plans can help manage your educational expenses. Options are described at

Arrears Policy

The University reserves the right to deny registration and withhold all information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees, loans, or other charges (including charges for housing, dining, or other activities or services) for as long as any arrears remain.

Diploma Arrears Policy

Diplomas of students in arrears will be held until their financial obligations to the University are fulfilled and they have been cleared by the Bursar. Graduates with a diploma hold may contact the Office of the Bursar at 212-998-2806 to clear arrears or to discuss their financial status at the University.