Section 1: Tuition and Fees
The cost of attending Emory University includes tuition and student fees, living expenses, health insurance, parking fees, and incidentals, such as the purchase of textbooks and supplies. All tuition and fees are determined by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice. Information about tuition and fees can be found on the Tuition and Costs page of the Laney Graduate School website.
Click on a topic below for information about:
- (A) Tuition and academic fees
- (B) Audit course tuition
- (C) Enrollment fee
- (D) Mental health and counseling fee
- (E) Computing fee
- (F) Student activity and athletic fees
- (G) Transcript fee
- (H) Mandatory health insurance
- (I) Financial responsibility to the University
- (J) Courtesy scholarships
For the academic year 2017-18, tuition for full-time enrollment in 9 or more credit hours is $20,400 per semester. Doctoral students who have completed six semesters of Fall/Spring registration are classified as Tuition-Paid Status and are charged $10,200 per semester.
Students registered for less than 9 credit hours per semester are classified as part-time and are charged $2,267 per credit hour. This fee covers tuition, the use of facilities of instruction and library services.
The charge for audit courses is the same as for credit courses. Courses audited may not be established for credit by examination, nor may they be changed to credit courses after the end of the drop/add period. These hours may be counted toward tuition-paid status, but not toward candidacy. Audit hours do not count toward eligibility for federal financial aid.
Non-degree students, including transient and special standing students, are not allowed to audit courses.
All degree-seeking students will be assessed an Enrollment Fee each semester. In 2017-18, the fee is $1,250.
All students will be assessed a Mental Health and Counseling Fee each semester. In 2017-18 the fee is $78. The fee supports counseling, psychiatry, health, wellness and crisis intervention support services.
For more information, visit the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) website.
All students in the Laney Graduate School will be assessed a mandatory computing fee each semester. In 2017-18, the fee is $50. This fee supports information technology and computing services, including student email, web access, and other computer-supported services. This fee will not be waived.
For more information, visit the Student Digital Life website.
All students will be assessed an Activity Fee in the Fall and Spring semesters only. In 2017-18, the Activity Fee is $92. This fee supports the Student Government Association, organized student activities, and campus events. For more information, visit the Student Government Association website.
All graduate students will be assessed an Athletics Fee each semester. In 2017-18, the fee is $138 in Fall and Spring and $54 in the Summer. This fee supports recreational and athletic programs. For more information, visit the Recreation & Wellness website.
Doctoral students who have reached Tuition-Paid Status are exempted from Activity and Athletic fees.
All new degree and certificate students are required to pay a one-time transcript fee of $70 at the time they first enroll at Emory. This is a one-time fee that pays for all future transcripts. If you already obtained a degree from Emory, you may have paid this fee already. The fee will be assessed only to students seeking their first degree from Emory.
For more information see the Registrar's website.
All new and continuing degree-seeking and international Emory University students are required to have health insurance. Under this requirement, students must either purchase the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan or provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable United States-domiciled plan. New students wishing to waive enrollment in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan will need to complete the annual waiver process via OPUS prior to the first day of classes of their first semester at Emory. All returning students must also complete the enrollment/waiver process annually prior to the first day of classes of Fall Semester.
If a student has not waived out of the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan by the date of Emory’s pre-term Student Financial Services bill, he/she will billed for the Emory/Aetna student insurance plan. However, the student will still have until the first day of semester classes to complete a waiver and have the insurance enrollment and charge reversed. Students will need to complete the annual insurance enrollment/waiver process each year they are enrolled at Emory.
For more information, visit the Student Health Services website.
Students are responsible for maintaining good financial standing with the University, including timely payment of tuition, emergency loans and other fees, as well as fines that may be incurred from the libraries or parking office. Penalties for past due accounts include but are not limited to: cancellation of registration, refusal to approve continued registration, refusal to release transcripts, and withholding of diplomas.
For more information, visit the Student Financial Services website.
The Courtesy Scholarship is a grant that covers tuition exclusively (not textbooks, fees or other miscellaneous charges). It is made available to Emory employees and their family members who apply and are admitted for enrollment in academic programs at Emory University. The percentage of tuition covered depends on your years of service.
Emory employees must contact Human Resources for information about eligibility for Courtesy Scholarships. Application fees and tuition for audited courses are not covered by Courtesy Scholarships.