2018-2019 Estimated Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The following is the 2018-2019 financial aid cost of attendance for undergraduate students enrolled full-time in one of the full-time divisions (Newcomb-Tulane College, School of Architecture, A.B. Freeman School of Business, School of Science and Engineering, School of Liberal Arts, School of Public Health):

Fall-Spring 2018-2019 Freshman Resident Upperclass Resident Commuter
Tuition and Fees $ 54,820 $ 54,820 $ 54,820
Room $   8,748
$   9,414
$   1,836
Board/Food $   6,442
$   6,442
$   1,490
Books $   1,200
$   1,200
$   1,200
Transportation variable variable $      886
Miscellaneous $   1,086
$   1,086
$   1,086
TOTAL $ 72,296 + transportation $ 72,962 + transportation $ 61,326

Budget Components

Tuition and Fees:

Tuition - $50,780

Academic Support Fee - $2,800 - The University fee entitles a student to use the supplementary services of the university library and the language and science laboratories. It also covers certain computer services and data and voice hookups, the Educational Resources and Counseling Center and other academic support services.

Student Health Fee - $640 - The Student Health fee provides all students on all Tulane campuses with primary care at the Student Health Center. It also contributes to health education programs, drug and alcohol counseling and the Tulane Emergency Service.

Student Activity and Reily Recreation Fees - $600 - The student body at Tulane assesses itself a Student Activity fee to support its activities. The Student Activity fee entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly student newspaper, and admission to many intercollegiate athletic contests, movies and lectures. Students are also assessed for membership to the Reily Recreation Center.  School of Architecture students incur an additional $50 per semester activity fee to help fund the school's career services and building resources.

Room: The estimated room cost for resident students (not living with parents or other relatives) is based on the average cost of a double-occupancy room in a traditional residence hall on campus. Certain students can choose either on-campus housing options or choose to live off-campus. However, their room budget will not be increased to cover charges above these levels. For students living at home with their parents, or with other relatives, room costs are estimated at $1,836.

Board: The estimated board cost is based on the average board plan offered to freshman through Tulane Dining Services. Upperclass students can choose between a variety of board programs through Tulane Dining Services, and the cost reflects this variety average at a frugal level. The estimated board costs ($1,490) for commuter students DOES NOT REFLECT the cost of any Tulane Dining Services board plan, but rather represents an estimate of what a commuter student might incur for meals eaten away from home.

Books: The estimated cost for books and supplies is $1,200 for all undergraduates in a full-time division, with the exception of Architecture students. The estimated cost for books and supplies is $1,400 for Architecture students.

Transportation*: For students whose permanent address is outside the New Orleans area, transportation budgets vary from $400 to $2,100. On average, the median transportation budget allowance is $1,000, and this amount is used for the NCAA Full Grant In Aid calculation.*  The budget is set by the student's permanent home address state and is based upon the average advanced reservation airfare for two round trips to the home state per year. The estimated transportation costs for commuter students are estimated at $886.

*over 65% of location choices are associated with a transportation budget allowance of $1,000, and over 56% of full-time undergraduate students hail from those locations.

Computers: Please click here for Tulane University's policy concerning the inclusion of a computer purchase in an Undergraduate Cost of Attendance.

Part-Time Undergraduate Students in Full-Time Division

The 2018-2019 cost of attendance for a part-time full-time division undergraduate student (enrolled in Newcomb-Tulane College for fewer than 12 credits) is based on a pro-ration of the aforementioned budgeted costs.

School of Professional Advancement Part-Time Undergraduate Students

The 2018-2019 cost of attendance for School of Professional Advancement (SOPA) students is based on the prevailing SOPA tuition and fee schedule and appropriate 2018-2019 resident and commuter cost of attendance allowances.


Full-Time Division Undergraduate Students Receiving Special Tuition Rates

Any undergraduate students in full-time divisions who are charged tuition at a non-standard rate (that is, a rate that varies from the standard rate published for Tulane full-time division undergraduate students) will have a cost of attendance based on the same comparable full-time division undergraduate cost of attendance, when the hourly discount rate from standard full-time division undergraduate tuition hourly rate is included in the package as assumed aid from the home School will be included in the financial aid package so that the net of standard full-time division tuition and the assumed home School aid equals actual tuition charges for the students.


Page last modified on March 1, 2018.

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