For In-State Residents:
Effective for the Fall 2013 semester, the tuition for New York State residents attending full-time is $4,585 per semester. The cost of the first year of the three-semester program is $9,170 in tuition plus $1,230 in fees, for a total of $10,400. The cost of the entire three-semester program is $14,985 in tuition plus $1,795 in fees, for a total of $16,780. Students taking less than 12 credits will pay $385 per credit plus $315 in fees each semester (with additional Jan. Academy fee of $100 in the second semester)
For Non-Residents and International Students:
The tuition for non-New York State residents is $710 per credit. Assuming 15 credits per semester, the tuition is $10,650 per semester.
Out-of-state residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may qualify for in-state tuition in their third semester, if they become legal residents of New York State. If so, the cost of the first year of the three-semester program is $21,300 in tuition plus $1,230 in fees, for a total of $22,530. The cost of the entire three-semester program is $25,885 in tuition plus $1,795 in fees, for a total of $27,680.
See information about what is required for residency classification.
For international students, the cost of the first year of the three-semester program is $21,300 in tuition plus $1,230 in fees, for a total of $22,530. The cost of the entire three-semester program is $31,950 in tuition plus $1,795 in fees, for a total of $33,745.
Students taking less than 12 credits will pay $315 in fees each semester (with additional Jan. Academy fee of $100 in the second semester)
For Certificate Students:
For New York State residents enrolled in the one-semester advanced certificate program offered by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, the tuition is $4,585 plus $565 in fees, for a total of $5,150.
For non-New York State residents, the tuition is $10,650 plus $565 in fees, for a total of $11,215.
Please note that certificate students do not pay the $100 January Academy fee.
Breakdown of Student Fees:
The Graduate School of Journalism will charge $1,230 in fees for the first two semesters and $565 in fees during the third semester for full-time students. The breakdown of those fees is as follows:
|Full-time||Less than 12 credits|
|January Academy Fee||$100 second semester only||$100 second semester only|
|Consolidated Fee||$15 per semester||$15 per semester|
|Technology Fee||$100 per semester||$50 per semester|
|Program Materials Fee||$400 per semester||$200 per semester|
|Student Activity Fee||$50 per semester||$50 per semester|
The January Academy fee will cover the costs of workshops offered between the first and second semesters.
The Consolidated fee ensures the continuation, expansion, and establishment of critical university-wide services including but not limited to: the processing of financial aid applications, the immunization program, the job location /development program and other services.
The Technology fee will help defray the cost of electronic databases, computer hardware and software, help desk service, and computer and network maintenance.
The Program Materials fee will cover the cost of providing students with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, portable multimedia packs, a variety of news data streams, editing suites, classrooms wired for webcasting, and a fully equipped newsroom.
The Student Activity fee will cover costs associated with extracurricular education programs such as a journalism speakers series, a journalism film series, special skills workshops and other events requested by students.
The Following Special Charges May Also Apply:
NOTE: All tuition and fee schedules are subject to change without notice.
You can pay non-instructional fees online. These include payments for duplicate diploma, transcript, dissertation, readmission, and application fees.
Technology Requirements and Costs:
|Laptop||$1,300 – $3,000(depending on configuration)|
|Media Drive (500GB+)||$150 – $300(depending on model/capacity)|
|Archive Drive (1TB – 4TB)||$150 – $500(depending on model/capacity)|
|Class 10 16GB SDHC Card||$30|
|Smartphone||$199- $299 (depending on make/model)|
|Mobile Service (voice+data plan)||$50 – $100 monthly|
Software – Required
|Final Cut Pro X||Provided by the school|
|Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)||Provided by the school|
|Adobe Photoshop Elements (photo editor)||$79.99|
|Reaper (audio editor)||$60|
|Tumult Hype (web animation software)||$29.99|
|Audio Hijack Pro (audio capturing)||$27.20|
|Switch (audio converter)||$0.00|
|Text Wrangler (HTML 5 and CSS3 editor)||$0.00|
|Mpeg Stream Clip (video converter)||$0.00|
|Apple app store software credit:||$100 (with the purchase of a new laptop)|
Software – Recommended
|Sound Slides (photo slide show)||$30|
|Keynote (presentation software)||$19.99|
|Skype Call Recorder (record Skype video chat)||$20|
|Video Cue (prompter)||$29|
Android or iOS (Apple) Smartphone
Capable of high resolution photos (5+MegaPixels)
Records HD (720P or 1080P) video
Runs applications (especially: Video Streaming, WordPress, Cover-it-Live, etc.)
Large amounts of storage (16+GB internal or removable)
Unlimited data plan from the wireless provider to deliver content quickly from the field