These are the estimated annual expenses for international students in graduate-level education programs who are enrolled for 9 or more semester hours in the fall and spring semesters.

When viewing your program's cost of attendance*, please review the following potential additional expenses:

For first semester students

For first semester and returning students

  • Living expenses**: $20,976
  • Books and supplies: $650
  • Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) rate***: $2,925
  • International Student Fee
    • $250 for fall and spring semester enrollment
    • $67.50 per summer semester enrollment

* This includes the following degree programs:

  • Department of Teaching & Learning
    • Art Education (MA or PhD)
    • Curriculum & Supervision (MA or PhD)
    • Developmental Reading (MA)
    • English Education (MA or MAT)
    • Foreign Language & ESL Education (MA, MAT, or PhD)
    • Language, Literacy & Culture (PhD)
    • Mathematics Education (MA or PhD)
    • Science Education (MS, MAT or PhD)
    • Social Studies Education (MA or PhD)
    • Special Education (MA or PhD )
  • Rehabilitation & Counselor Education
    • Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD)
    • Couple & Family Therapy | (PhD)
    • Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling (MA)
    • Rehabilitation Counselor Education (PhD)
    • School Counseling (MA)
  • Educational Policy & Leadership Studies
    • Educational Leadership (MA, EdS or PhD)
    • Higher Education & Student Affairs (MA, EdS or PhD)
    • School Curriculum & Assessment Policy (EdS)
    • Schools, Cultures, & Society (MA or PhD)
  • Psychological & Quantitative Foundations
    • Counseling Psychology (PhD)
    • Educational Measurement & Statistics (MA or PhD)
    • Educational Psychology (MA or PhD)
    • School Psychology (PhD)

** Living expenses reflect the estimated annual student costs of housing, transportation, food, and other personal expenses based on federal financial aid guidelines (family expenses not included), according to the UI Office of Student Financial Aid.

*** Listed expenses are student only for nine months. For more detailed information on insurance options for graduate students visit the UI Benefits Office.

Students with assistantships

Students holding an assistantship (quarter-time or more) are classified as residents for fee purposes for the terms during which their appointments are held and any adjacent Summer Sessions in which they are enrolled. They are not assessed a technology fee.

Students holding a quarter-time or more teaching or research assistantship (covered by the COGS bargaining unit) are assured a minimum tuition scholarship. This does not include scholarships for Summer Session enrollment. Rates are based on a registration of 9 semester hours (or more) and are prorated as necessary.