2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Explanation of Tuition and Fees


The basic charge to cover the general institutional, student services, library and plant operations. Tuition covers but a portion of these costs that also are supported by generous gifts and grants and endowment income.

Technology Fee

The technology fee is used to enhance the infrastructure and applications used by the university.

International Student Orientation Fee

Covers the cost of the two-day or four-day international orientation program and room and board for the period immediately prior to the start of the fall or spring semester.

Transcript Fee

A charge to cover the cost of processing a request for a certified transcript copy and mailing to prospective employers and graduate schools. The first transcript received following graduation is free. Unofficial copies of transcripts for currently enrolled students can be obtained at no charge (for those with no balances).