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Grad school tuition question

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All schools seem to advertise their tuition as [insert amount here] per year. So, if a school advertises its tuition as $10,000/year, is that for two semesters or three? If it’s for two semesters, would tuition for three semesters (a real year) actually be $15,000? 

In addition to this, if a grad program is 5 consecutive semesters, then that’s only 18 months, so on a calendar, just a year and a half? This is relevant to room and board expenses. Paying for 19 months of room and board is way different than 24.

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59 minutes ago, Courtneycamm said:

All schools seem to advertise their tuition as [insert amount here] per year. So, if a school advertises its tuition as $10,000/year, is that for two semesters or three? If it’s for two semesters, would tuition for three semesters (a real year) actually be $15,000? 

If the university is on the semester system, then usually one year equals two semesters.

1 hour ago, Courtneycamm said:

In addition to this, if a grad program is 5 consecutive semesters, then that’s only 18 months, so on a calendar, just a year and a half? This is relevant to room and board expenses. Paying for 19 months of room and board is way different than 24.

They could mean fall - spring - summer - fall - spring as 5 consecutive semesters  Mostly likely they made fall - spring - fall - spring - fall so 2.5 years especially if they do not offer coursework or only offer a limited number of courses in the summer semester. You should be able to find the answer to these questions on your department's website or by emailing the department staff.

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