Estimated Cost of Attendance


The purpose of the estimated costs of attendance outlined on this webpage are for the issuance of a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 to F-1 or J-1 international students and their F-2 or J-2 dependents. In order to obtain a Form I-20 or DS-2019 for initial attendance at Texas A&M, to process an Extension of Stay or a Degree Level Change, to add an F-2 or J-2 dependent to the record, and in some other instances, F-1 and J-1 students will be required to submit evidence of financial resources to ISS before the I-20/DS-2019 can be issued.
 
The amounts listed on this page are all estimates. Please note that your actual expenses may be higher or lower than the estimated expenses listed for several reasons, including your course selections, specific program fees, and optional costs. These estimated expenses are subject to change without notice.
 
Employment cannot be counted as a means of financial support for newly admitted students unless an offer of an academic appointment (i.e. a graduate assistantship) accompanies admission to a graduate department. Also, keep in mind that you will not begin to receive employment payments immediately upon arrival. As such, you will need to have means available to pay for some initial expenses. Financial aid is generally not available to new international students, and financial assistance to continuing students is limited.
 
Recommended deadlines for new international students to submit financial documentation to ISS in order to obtain initial I-20/DS-2019 in a timely manner:
  • Spring 2017: November 21, 2016
  • Summer 2017: April 17, 2017
  • Fall 2017: July 10, 2017
 
These recommended deadlines are intended to allow ISS sufficient time to review and verify your financial documentation in order to process your I-20 or DS-2019. It is recommended that you submit documentation to ISS as soon as possible in order to allow yourself sufficient time to receive your I-20/DS-2019 and apply for the F-1/J-1 visa (if required). If ISS is unable to process verifiable financial documentation within a week before classes start for your semester of admission, then you will likely need to make plans to defer your admission to a later semester.
 
F-1 Students
  • F-1 students are only required to show evidence of funding for the length of their program or for one year, whichever is less.
  • The I-20 will be issued for the estimated length of the program.
  • F-1 students are expected to fund their studies for the duration of the program even if they are only required to show proof of financial resources for the first year.
 
J-1 Students
  • J-1 students are only required to show evidence of funding for the length of their program or for one year, whichever is less.
  • The DS-2019 will only be issued for the length of time for which the J-1 student has provided evidence of financial resources.
    • For example, a Bachelor’s degree student with an estimated program length of 4 years would need to show the estimated amount listed below multiplied by 4 in order to receive a DS-2019 that is valid for 4 years.
    • If the student is unable to show sufficient funding for the full length of the program, they can show funding for the first year and then request an Extension of Stay for each following year.
 
All international students attending Texas A&M in F-1/J-1 status are required to be covered under the Texas A&M University System Student Health Insurance Plan (SSHIP) or have equivalent insurance coverage. The plan is automatically charged to F-1 and J-1 international student’s tuition and fee statement. All new international students enrolling for Fall semester will be charged a one-time August premium and all new international students enrolling for Summer semester will be charged a one-time Summer premium. These amounts are not included on the estimate expenses below. For additional information about the health insurance costs and how to apply for a waiver, please visit http://iss.tamu.edu/Current-Students/Health-Insurance.
 

The amounts currently listed are for the nonresident tuition rate and include tuition and fees for one academic year (a Fall and a Spring semester) and 12 months of living expenses. These estimates do not include tuition and fee costs for summer enrollment unless the specific program requires it.
 
This webpage will continue to be updated with additional details for each program in order to help you more accurately calculate your estimated expenses and financial resources. At this time, we can provide the following totals. Again, these are the total amounts that each F-1/J-1 student must show to ISS in order to obtain an I-20 or DS-2019. All acceptable forms of University, sponsor, personal, and family/friend funding available and submitted as evidence to ISS will be subtracted from this amount.
 
*An additional $7,000 should be added to the total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student.

Program Total for Student Only*
  College of Education & Human Development $32,232
  College of Geosciences
  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  College of Liberal Arts (except Economics)
  College of Engineering
  (except Industrial Distribution)
  College of Science (except Analytics)
  Analytics (College of Science) $36,760
  Economics (College of Liberal Arts)
  College of Architecture $34,624
  Agribusiness (interdisciplinary)
  Master of Biotechnology (interdisciplinary) $32,906
  Bush School of Government & Public Service $38,794
  Industrial Distribution (College of Engineering) $45,490
  Energy (Master’s) $57,294
  Energy (Certificate) $37,294
  Texas A&M University at Galveston $34,252
  School of Law - JD $64,262
  School of Law - LLM $53,796
























*An additional $7,000 should be added to the total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student.
Program Total for Student Only*
  Financial Management $43,236
  Real Estate $47,036
  Finance $64,928
  MS Business (BUSI) $58,296
  Master of Business Administration (MBA) $63,010
  Professional MBA (PMBA) $68,204
  Mays Business School (all others) $36,760
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*An additional $7,000 should be added to the total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student.
Program Total for Student Only*
  Public Health $31,176
  Medicine (excludes Doctor of Medicine – MD)
  College of Pharmacy $77,214
  College of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) $58,923
  College of Dentistry (all others) $37,470








*An additional $7,000 should be added to the total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student.
Program Total for Student Only*
  College of Education & Human Development $48,120
  Public Health
  College of Geosciences
  College of Liberal Arts
  College of Science
  College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  Transition Academic Programs (i.e. General Studies)
  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences $49,402
  College of Architecture
  Mays Business School
  College of Engineering (College Station campus)
  College of Engineering (Galveston campus) $50,150
  Texas A&M University at Galveston (all others) $43,860
  College of Dentistry $49,208


















*An additional $7,000 should be added to the total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student.
 
Program Total for Student Only*
  English Language Institute (ELI) $31,760
 



*An additional $7,000 should be added to the total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student.

ISS will accept proof of financial resources from a variety of sources, including private funds, university funds, and sponsoring company, agency, or government funds.

Private funds can be provided by individuals such as the student, friends or family members. Financial support can come from inside or outside the United States.

If you will be supported by private funds, please provide the following:

  • Should be current. The bank letter(s) should include the current ending balance. Bank statement(s) need to show the most current monthly statement with an ending balance.
  • Should be official. The bank letter should be on official company Letterhead/Stationery. Bank statement should clearly identify document source (monthly mailed statement, online statement, statement by request, etc.) and include the account holder's name, type of account, bank name and branch.
  • Should be legible. Originals may be requested at Texas A&M University's discretion.
  • Should contain the specific amount of money available. The letter or bank statement must show liquid assets such as cash deposits, certificates of deposit, saving accounts, etc. Statements regarding property, jewelry, cars, loans and other non-liquid assets are NOT acceptable. Statements regarding investments such as stocks and bonds are also not acceptable.
  • Should contain the specific denomination and currency of the funds. It is acceptable that the funds are in currencies other than U.S. dollars.
  • Additional Information may be requested on a case by case basis.
  • Please have the individual who is supporting you complete the Declaration of Financial Support and submit with your financial documents
  • If your funding comes from multiple sponsors, each sponsor need to provide this form, along with the bank statement.


Please note that Texas A&M University will not accept Chartered Accountant statements.
Texas A&M University provides various forms of funding to the students. The main types of university funds are assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships. Please contact your academic department for information concerning university funds.

The University always issues written offer letters. If you have been offered an award from Texas A&M University then that funding will be used on your I-20 or DS-2019. If the university funding does not meet all your financial requirements, then you will need to show additional funding from another source. Our office does not receive notice of additional funding offered, so you will need to provide to our office by submitting it into AIS.
If your funding will come from a company, business, agency, or government entity, please visit the Sponsored Students section of the ISS website.
Students applying for a DS-2019 need to show enough funding to cover the duration of the document. For example: If funding is only shown for one year, then the duration of the DS-2019 will only be processed for one year. Please take this into consideration when putting together the funds for the processing of your DS-2019.

It is preferable that students applying for a DS-2019 show enough funding for the duration of the academic program. However, the minimum duration of funding that needs to be shown is for one year unless the student is graduating earlier.

Please note that issues such as visa expiration and J2 work authorization documents will expire when the DS-2019 expires.