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International Graduate Student Estimate of Expenses

For Issuance of Student Visa Document

International Students must submit “original” financial documentation as listed below to the International Students and Scholars Office prior to the issuance of a student visa document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019). All International Graduate Students are required to take 9 credits per semester to maintain valid status.

You are required to present financial documentation for one year as per the UMass LowellInternational Student Estimate of Expenses in order to be issued a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019. However, you are legally responsible for all educational related costs for the entirety of your education at UMass Lowell.

Estimate of Expenses for International Graduate Students (2017-2018)
Tuition / Operating Fees
Based on academic year of 9 credits per semester at the Out-Of-State rate
$500 International Student Fee
$1,568 Annual Mandatory Health Insurance Fee
$28,888
Living Expenses
Room & Board, Books, Personal Expenses, etc.
$13,670
Total $42,558
Expenses for Dependents:
$3,000 additional for spouse
$2,000 additional per child

Other Fees Not in the Table

  • Advanced Health Assessment Fee is $450 for students taking the Advanced Health Assessment course #33.651.
  • Masters of Education Curriculum and Instruction Pre-Practicum Fee is $150 for students taking the Pre-Practicum course.

*Please note that fees will likely increase during each summer

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