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Estimated Expenses

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All international students coming to Clarkson University must be able to show proof of having financial resources to cover 12 months of expenses. Actual costs may vary according to your program – personal preferences – or – financial aid requirements.

Following are estimated costs for full-time attendance at Clarkson University. You are expected to pay your own travel expenses to and from Potsdam, New York. You are required to certify that you will have the total amount equal to or greater than the estimated amount listed below – and – barring any unforeseen circumstances – adequate funding will be available for the entire length of your program.

Detailed 2016/2017 estimated expenses

Undergraduates

(minimum 12 credits each fall/spring term)

Expense

Total 1-year

Tuition & Fees

$47,950

Living Expenses

$14,794

Other Costs – Books, Travel, Incidental Costs

$4,600

Total Costs

$67,344

For each dependent add

$3,000

*Costs are subject to change each year*

Graduate Students

(minimum 9 credits each fall/spring term)

Expense

Total 1-year

Tuition & Fees – current tuition charge = $1,345 - $1,556/credit hour (residential programs)

Notes - tuition rates do vary by program and campus location. Refer to your program for direct costs.

$24,210 - $28,008

Living Expenses – off campus housing

$10,528

Other Costs – Books, Travel, Incidental Costs

$5,650

Total Costs

$40,388 - $44,186

For each dependent add

$3,000

Note – see detailed 2017/18 estimated expenses by graduate program

*Costs are subject to change each year*

Exchange Students

Expense

Total by semester

Tuition & Fees – tuition paid to home institution

$0

Living Expenses –

$7,397

Other Costs – Books, Travel, Incidental Costs

$2,300

Total Costs by semester

$9,697