Tuition and Costs


The cost of attending Emory University includes tuition and academic 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.

Tuition and Academic Fees

For the academic year 2016-17, tuition for a full-time course load is $19,900 per semester. This fee covers tuition, the use of facilities of instruction and library services. Student health insurance is incurred as an additional expense.

Students registered for less than 9 hours a semester are classified as part-time and are charged $2,211 per credit hour for Fall and Spring and $1,658 per credit hour for Summer. Students registered only in RES 999GSAS for 9 hours are assessed $9,950 tuition for Fall, Spring and Summer.

Audit Course Tuition

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.

Enrollment Fee

All degree seeking students will be assessed an Enrollment Fee each semester. In 2016-17, the fee is $1,250. 

Mental Health and Counseling Fee

All students will be assessed a Mental Health and Counseling Fee each semester. In 2016-17 the fee is $78.

Computing Fee

All students in the Laney Graduate School will be assessed a mandatory computing fee of $50 each semester. This fee supports information technology and computing services, including student email, web access, and other computer-supported services. This fee will not be waived.

Student Activity and Athletic Fees

A $92 student activity fee, which finances the Student Government Association, organized student activities, and campus events, is assessed Fall and Spring semesters. An additional fee of $120 per semester ($47 in Summer) is assessed to help support recreational and athletic programs. Students who have reached tuition-paid status are exempted from Student Activity and Athletic fees.

Transcript Fee

All new degree students are required to pay a one-time transcript fee of $70 at the time they first enroll. 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 on students seeking their first degree from Emory.  For more information see the Registrar's website.

Mandatory Health Insurance

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 2016-17, the annual premium for the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan is $3,164.

For more information, visit our Health Insurance page.

Financial Responsibility to the University

Students are responsible for maintaining good financial standing with the University, including timely payment of tuition, rent, board, 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.

Courtesy Scholarships

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.