Study in USA

Tuition Fee and Living expenses

The US universities are majorly divided into two categories

- Public/State
- Private

The tuition fee at a public/state university is comparatively cheaper than that of a private institution. The expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for.

As a benchmark, we have listed the average costs of different levels of study in USA (indicative)

Type of Institute Indicative tuition fee
Community College $12,000 - $20,000 per year
Undergraduate Program $20,000 - $40,000 per year
Graduate Program $20,000-$48,000 per year
Doctoral - Phd $30,000 - $55,000 per year


Subjects such as arts, humanities and education are cheaper, while subjects such as science, medicine and technology are more expensive.

Living costs include accommodation, food and bills, transport, and clothing as necessary, and will vary according to your circumstances, such as the type of accommodation you choose, its location, the number of people you live with, and your lifestyle. Considering all such expenses, a single student budget in the US comes between $ 15,000 and $ 24,000 per academic year (indicative) depending on the city and lifestyle.

It is mandatory for all students travelling to the US to get a medical insurance before the commencement of their program.