Estimated Cost of Attendance


In order for New F-1 and J-1 students to obtain a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 from International Student Services, the student must submit evidence of financial resources to ISS. There are also situations where current F-1 and J-1 students will have to submit financial documents as part of a request. 

General Overview for New F-1 and J-1 Students  

New F-1 students are only required to show evidence of funding for the length of their academic program or for one year, whichever is less. The Form I-20 will be issued for the estimated length of the academic program. F-1 students are expected to fund their studies for the duration of their academic program, even though they are only required to show proof of funding for one year. 
 
New J-1 students can show evidence of funding for the length of their academic program or for one year, whichever is less. However, the Form DS-2019 will only be issued for the length of time for which the J-1 student has provided evidence of financial resources. 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 request an Extension of Stay for each following year. 


General Overview for Current F-1 and J-1 Students

Current international students on F-1 or J-1 status may be required to submit updated proof of financial resources as part of certain requests submitted to ISS. These requests will require students to submit using the current estimates available to students.  Some examples of the requests that require updated proof of financial resources are Extension of Stay, Invitation of a Dependent and Degree Level Changes.  The estimates used when you originally requested your document cannot be used.

Below you will find detailed information on the Estimated Expenses and detailed information on the Acceptable Forms of Financial Documentation that ISS will accept.  The Estimated Expenses shown below pertain to all requests submitted to ISS on or after Monday, October 7, 2019

The amounts listed in the following tables are ESTIMATES and include the nonresident rate for tuition and fees. Please note that your actual cost of attendance may be higher or lower than the estimated amounts listed for several reasons, including but not limited to, your course selections, specific program fees, and optional costs. These estimates are subject to change without notice. The estimated cost of attendance below includes the ISS fee of $85 per Fall, Spring, and Summer term.
 
How to Interpret the Tables:
  • One Year Beginning in Summer, where Summer enrollment is Required: The estimated cost of attendance for one year includes tuition and fees for students who are required to start their programs in the Summer. The estimated cose of attendance one Summer term and two major semesters (Fall & Spring) plus the cost of health insurance and living expenses for 12 months.
  • One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer enrollment is Not Required: The estimated cost of attendance for one year includes tuition and fees for two major semesters (Fall & Spring) plus the cost of health insurance and living expenses for 12 months.
  • One Major Semester (Fall or Spring): The estimated cost of attendance for one major semester includes tuition, fees, health insurance, and living expenses for one Fall or one Spring semester. If needed, this amount of time may be calculated as 4.5 or 5 months.
  • One Summer Term: The estimated cost of attendance for one summer term includes tuition, fees, health insurance, and living expenses for one summer term. If needed, this amount of time may be calculated as 3 months.
A Note about University Funding:
Students who receive funding assistance from Texas A&M University are urged to work with their departments to better understand their aid packages. In some cases, aid packages from departments do not cover all necessary expenses in order for ISS to issue the Form I-20/DS-2019. Usually students will need to include personal or family funds to supplement their aid packages in order to complete the I-20/DS-2019 requests through Terra Dotta. If you need to supplement your aid package with personal, family, friend, or sponsor funding, please ensure that they meet the guidlines in the section "Acceptable Forms of Financial Documentation" found lower on this page. 
 
A Note about Health Insurance:
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 each F-1 and J-1 international student’s tuition and fee statement. The estimated cost of attendance for one year includes the cost of insurance for 12 months. All new international students enrolling for Fall semester are charged a one-time ‘Mandatory First Time On Campus Arrival’ fee and all new international students enrolling for Summer term are charged a Summer term fee. These amounts are not included in the estimates provided below. For additional information about the health insurance costs and how to apply for a waiver, please visit http://iss.tamu.edu/Health-Insurance.
 
A Note about F-2/J-2 Dependents:
The tables below DO NOT include the cost of F-2 and J-2 dependents. An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.
Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2625 $1750

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year Beginning in Summer where Summer Enrollment is Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses
Transition Academic Programs (i.e. General Studies) $71,285 $55,789 $15,496
College of Liberal Arts
College of Vet. Med. & Biomedical Sciences (excluding McAllen)
College of Science
College of Geosciences
College of Education & Human Development $72,577 $57,081 $15,496
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding McAllen)
Mays Business School
College of Architecture $73,667 $58,171 $15,496
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
College of Engineering (excluding Galveston & McAllen)

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer Enrollment is Not Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses
Transition Academic Programs (i.e. General Studies) $56,354 $40,858 $15,496
College of Liberal Arts
College of Vet. Med. & Biomedical Sciences (excluding McAllen)
College of Science
College of Geosciences
College of Education & Human Development $57,240 $41,744 $15,496
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding McAllen)
Mays Business School
College of Architecture $57,987 $42,491 $15,496
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
College of Engineering (excluding Galveston & McAllen)

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Fall OR One Spring Semeter*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses
Transition Academic Programs (i.e. General Studies) $26,679 $20,868 $5,811
College of Liberal Arts
College of Vet. Med. & Biomedical Sciences (excluding McAllen)
College of Science
College of Geosciences
College of Education & Human Development $27,122 $21,311 $5,811
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding McAllen)
Mays Business School
College of Architecture $27,496 $21,685 $5,811
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
College of Engineering (excluding Galveston & McAllen)

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Summer Term*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses
Transition Academic Programs (i.e. General Studies) $18,805 $14,931 $3,874
College of Liberal Arts
College of Vet. Med. & Biomedical Sciences (excluding McAllen)
College of Science
College of Geosciences
College of Education & Human Development $19,211 $15,337 $3,874
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding McAllen)
Mays Business School
College of Architecture $19,554 $15,680 $3,874
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
College of Engineering (excluding Galveston & McAllen)

  
*An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.

Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2625 $1750

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year Beginning in Summer where Summer Enrollment is Required*

Program Total Funding Required*

Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance

Living Expenses
All Galveston undergraduate programs  $76,373 $58,077 $18,296



Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer Enrollment is Not Required*

Program Total Funding Required*

Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance

Living Expenses
All Galveston undergraduate programs  $60,724 $42,428 $18,296

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Fall OR One Spring Semeter*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses
All Galveston undergraduate programs  $28,514 $21,653 $6,861

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Summer Term*

Program Total Funding Required* Tution, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses
All Galveston undergraduate programs  $20,222 $15,648 $4,574

  
*An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.

Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2625 $1750

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year Beginning in Summer where Summer Enrollment is Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Nursing - Traditional B.S.N. $47,042 $31,090 $15,952
Public Health (excluding McAllen) $50,959 $35,463 $15,496
Dentistry - Dental Hygiene $56,890 $34,824 $22,066

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer Enrollment is Not Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Nursing - Traditional B.S.N. $39,160 $23,208 $15,952
Public Health (excluding McAllen) $41,520 $26,024 $15,496
Dentistry - Dental Hygiene $50,352 $28,286 $22,066

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Fall OR One Spring Semeter*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Nursing - Traditional B.S.N. $18,025 $12,043 $5,982
Public Health (excluding McAllen) $19,262 $13,451 $5,811
Dentistry - Dental Hygiene $22,857 $14,582 $8,275

  

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Summer Term*

Program Total Funding Required* Tution, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Nursing - Traditional B.S.N. $11,870 $7,882 $3,988
Public Health (excluding McAllen) $13,313 $9,439 $3,874
Dentistry - Dental Hygiene $12,055 $6,539 $5,516


*An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.
Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2625 $1750

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year Beginning in Summer where Summer Enrollment is Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
McAllen - Public Health $69,855 $54,359 $15,496
McAllen - Vet Med
McAllen - Agriculture $72,624 $57,128 $15,496
McAllen - Engineering



Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer Enrollment is Not Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
McAllen - Public Health $55,327 $39,831 $15,496
McAllen - Vet Med
McAllen - Agriculture $57,225 $41,729 $15,496
McAllen - Engineering



Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Fall OR One Spring Semeter*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
McAllen - Public Health $26,165 $20,354 $5,811
McAllen - Vet Med
McAllen - Agriculture $27,115 $21,304 $5,811
McAllen - Engineering
 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Summer Term*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
McAllen - Public Health $18,403 $14,529 $3,874
McAllen - Vet Med
McAllen - Agriculture $19,273 $15,399 $3,874
McAllen - Engineering


*An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.
Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2,625 $1,750

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year Beginning in Summer where Summer Enrollment is Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
College of Science (excluding Quantitative Finance) $44,807 $26,607 $18,200
College of Geosciences
College of Liberal Arts (excluding MS Economics & MS Psychology)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding Agribusiness and Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN))
College of Vet. Med. & Bio. Sci. (excluding Biotechnology)
College of Education & Human Development
Master of Biotechnology $45,243 $27,043 $18,200
Master of Agribusiness $48,166 $29,966 $18,200
College of Architecture
College of Engineering (Excluding Master of Biotechnology) $50,042 $31,842 $18,200
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
Master of Economics
Master of Psychology $51,042 $32,842 $18,200
Bush School of Government & Public Service $53,034 $34,834 $18,200
Energy (Certificate)
Master of Quantitative Finance $61,000 $42,800 $18,200
Master of Energy $53,034 $51,656 $18,200

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer Enrollment is Not Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
College of Science (excluding Quantitative Finance) $38,067 $19,867 $18,200
College of Geosciences
College of Liberal Arts (excluding Economics & MS Psychology)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding Agribusiness and Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN))
College of Vet. Med. & Bio. Sci. (excluding Biotechnology)
College of Education & Human Development
Master of Biotechnology $38,711 $20,511 $18,200
Master of Agribusiness $40,529 $22,329 $18,200
College of Architecture
College of Engineering (Excluding Master of Biotechnology) $43,557 $25,357 $18,200
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
Master of Economics
Master of Psychology $44,557 $26,357 $18,200
Bush School of Government & Public Service $45,832 $27,632 $18,200
Energy (Certificate)
Master of QuantitativeFinance $54,529 $36,329 $18,200
Master of Energy $61,002 $42,802 $18,200
 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Fall OR One Spring Semeter*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
College of Science (excluding Quantitative Finance) $17,197 $10,372 $6,825
College of Geosciences
College of Liberal Arts (excluding Economics & MS Psychology)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding Agribusiness and Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN))
College of Vet. Med. & Bio. Sci. (excluding Biotechnology)
College of Education & Human Development
Master of Biotechnology $17,519 $10,694 $6,825
Master of Agribusiness $18,428 $11,603 $6,825
College of Architecture
College of Engineering (Excluding Master of Biotechnology) $19,942 $13,117 $6,825
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
Master of Economics
Master of Psychology $20,442 $13,617 $6,825
Bush School of Government & Public Service $21,080 $14,255 $6,825
Energy (Certificate)
Master of Quantitative Finance $25,428 $18,603 $6,825
Master of Energy $28,665 $21,840 $6,825
 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Summer Term*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
College of Science (excluding Quantitative Finance) $11,290 $6,740 $4,550
College of Geosciences
College of Liberal Arts (excluding Economics & MS Psychology)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding Agribusiness and Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN))
College of Vet. Med. & Bio. Sci. (excluding Biotechnology)
College of Education & Human Development
Master of Biotechnology $11,082 $6,532 $4,550
Master of Agribusiness $12,187 $7,637 $4,550
College of Architecture
College of Engineering (Excluding Master of Biotechnology) $11,035 $6,485 $4,550
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
Master of Economics
Master of Psychology $11,035 $6,485 $4,550
Bush School of Government & Public Service $11,752 $7,202 $4,550
Energy (Certificate)
Master of Quantitative Finance $11,021 $6,471 $4,550
Master of Energy $13,404 $8,854 $4,550


*An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.
Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2625 $1750

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year Beginning in Summer where Summer Enrollment is Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Mays Business School (all others, including all PhD Programs) $44,228 $26,028 $18,200
Master's in Accounting $48,628 $30,428 $18,200
Master's in Management
Master's in Human Resource Management $50,228 $32,028 $18,200
Master's in Management Information Systems $52,285 $34,085 $18,200
Master's in Financial Management
Master's in Marketting $53,628 $35,428 $18,200
Master's in Real Estate $59,921 $41,721 $18,200
 Master's in Finance $84,838 $66,638 $18,200
Master's in Business (BUSI)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $94,233 $72,405 $21,828

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer Enrollment is Not Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Mays Business School (all others, including all PhD Programs) $37,681 $19,481 $18,200
Master's in Accounting $42,081 $23,881 $18,200
Master's in Management
Master's in Human Resource Management $43,681 $25,481 $18,200
Master's in Management Information Systems $45,738 $27,538 $18,200
Master's in Financial Management
Master's in Marketting $47,081 $28,881 $18,200
Master's in Real Estate $53,374 $35,174 $18,200
 Master's in Finance $74,291 $56,091 $18,200
Master's in Business (BUSI)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $87,686 $65,858 $21,828

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Fall OR One Spring Semeter*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Mays Business School (all others, including all PhD Programs) $17,004 $10,179 $6,825
Master's in Accounting $19,204 $12,379 $6,825
Master's in Management
Master's in Human Resource Management $20,004 $13,179 $6,825
Master's in Management Information Systems $21,033 $14,208 $6,825
Master's in Financial Management
Master's in Marketting $21,704 $14,879 $6,825
Master's in Real Estate $24,851 $18,026 $6,825
 Master's in Finance $35,310 $28,485 $6,825
Master's in Business (BUSI)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $41,554 $33,368 $8,186
 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Summer Term*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Mays Business School (all others, including all PhD Programs) $11,097 $6,547 $4,550
Master's in Accounting $11,097 $6,547 $4,550
Master's in Management
Master's in Human Resource Management $11,097 $6,547 $4,550
Master's in Management Information Systems $11,097 $6,547 $4,550
Master's in Financial Management
Master's in Marketting $11,097 $6,547 $4,550
Master's in Real Estate $11,097 $6,547 $4,550
 Master's in Finance $11,097 $6,547 $4,550
Master's in Business (BUSI) $15,097 $10,547 $4,550
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $12,004 $6,547 $5,457

*An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.
Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2625 $1750

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year Beginning in Summer where Summer Enrollment is Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Galveston Graduate Programs (excluding MMRM & MMAL) $45,839 $26,948 $18,891
Master of Marine Resource Management (MMRM) $48,839 $29,948 $18,891
Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics (MMAL)

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer Enrollment is Not Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Galveston Graduate Programs (excluding MMRM & MMAL) $39,111 $20,220 $18,891
Master of Marine Resource Management (MMRM) $42,111 $23,220 $18,891
Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics (MMAL)
 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Fall OR One Spring Semeter*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Galveston Graduate Programs (excluding MMRM & MMAL) $17,633 $10,549 $7,084
Master of Marine Resource Management (MMRM) $19,113 $12,049 $7,084
Master of Marine Administration and Logistics (MMAL)

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Summer Term*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Galveston Graduate Programs (excluding MMRM & MMAL) $11,451 $6,728 $4,723
Master of Marine Resource Management (MMRM) $11,451 $6,728 $4,723
Master of Marine Administration and Logistics (MMAL)


*An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.
Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2625 $1750

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year Beginning in Summer where Summer Enrollment is Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Medicine (Excludes MD) $41,850 $21,362 $20,488
Public Health $43,934 $23,446 $20,488
Dentistry Graduate & Certificate Programs (excluding DDS) $43,932 $21,903 $22,029
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) $64,038 $40,536 $23,502
Pharmacy $81,088 $60,328 $20,760

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer Enrollment is Not Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Medicine (Excludes MD) $36,478 $15,990 $20,488
Public Health $38,041 $17,553 $20,488
Dentistry Graduate & Certificate Programs (excluding DDS) $38,481 $16,452 $22,029
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) $63,269 $39,767 $23,502
Pharmacy $80,319 $59,559 $20,760
 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Fall OR One Spring Semeter*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Medicine (Excludes MD) $16,117 $8,434 $7,683
Public Health $16,899 $9,216 $7,683
Dentistry Graduate & Certificate Programs (excluding DDS) $16,926 $8,665 $8,261
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) $29,135 $20,322 $8,813
Pharmacy $38,003 $30,218 $7,785
 
 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Summer Term*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Medicine (Excludes MD) $10,494 $5,372 $5,122
Public Health $11,015 $5,893 $5,122
Dentistry Graduate & Certificate Programs (excluding DDS) $10,958 $5,451 $5,507
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) N/A
Pharmacy N/A


*An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.
Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2625 $1750

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year Beginning in Summer where Summer Enrollment is Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Master of Laws (LL.M.) $68,760 $39,896 $28,864
Master of Jurisprudence (M. Jur.) $69,992 $39,896 $30,096
Juris Doctor (J.D.) $81,683 $50,614 $31,069

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Year beginning in Fall or Spring where Summer Enrollment is Not Required*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Master of Laws (LL.M.) $60,198 $31,334 $28,864
Master of Jurisprudence (M. Jur.) $61,430 $31,334 $30,096
Juris Doctor (J.D.) $73,121 $42,052 $31,069

 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Fall OR One Spring Semeter*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Master of Laws (LL.M.) $26,930 $16,106 $10,824
Master of Jurisprudence (M. Jur.) $27,392 $16,106 $11,286
Juris Doctor (J.D.) $33,116 $21,465 $11,651
 

Student Only Total Funding per Program - One Summer Term*

Program Total Funding Required* Tuition, Fees, & Health Insurance Living Expenses 
Master of Laws (LL.M.) $15,778 $8,562 $7,216
Master of Jurisprudence (M. Jur.) $16,086 $8,562 $7,524
Juris Doctor (J.D.) $16,329 $8,562 $7,767

*An additional amount must be added to the “Student Only” total for each F-2 or J-2 dependent that will accompany the F-1 or J-1 student. Please use the following table to determine the additional required amount.
Additional Cost for F-2/J-2 Dependents
  One Year One Fall or Spring Semester One Summer Term
EACH F-2 or J-2 Dependent $7,000 $2625 $1750

In order to receive a Form I-20 or DS-2019, the student must show sufficient funding to cover their estimated cost of attendance for at least 1 year or for the time remaining in their academic program, whichever is less. ISS will accept any combination of the types of funding outlined on this page. It is not required for one single financial resource to show the entire estimated cost of attendance. Please be advised that ISS cannot accept any funding document which contains a Social Security Number. If you submit any funding document which contains a Social Security Number, ISS will return this document to you and delete it from our system. 

What are the Different Types of Funding?

Personal Funding: Personal funds are funds in which the student is either the primary account holder or a joint account holder. Any individual, including the student, a friend, or a family member, can provide personal funds. Financial support from personal funds can come from inside or outside the United States.  Funding documents of this type are required to show liquid assets.

Third-Party Funding: Third-party funding includes all financial documentation where the student is NOT one of the individual account holders. The account holders may be family members, friends, a family business, or any other individuals WHO ARE NOT government agencies, major corporations, or other sponsoring agencies.  Funding documents of this type are required to show liquid assets. Third-Party funding documents must be accompanied by a Declaration of Financial Support form or funding letter (which is detailed in the appropriate section below. The Declaration of Financial Support form can be found at https://iss.tamu.edu/ISS/media/ISS-Files/ISS-PDF/Prospective%20Students/Support_Form.pdf​

University Funding: Texas A&M University provides various forms of funding to students. The most common types of University funds used by international students are graduate assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, and grants. Funding documents from these sources must explicitly state the amount of funding a student will receive. If Texas A&M University funding does not fully cover the student's estimated cost of attendance for at least 1 year, the student will be required to show additional financial resources to make up the difference. This could include personal funds, third party funds, or sponsored student funding.

Sponsored Student Funding: Sponsored student funding comes from sources outside of personal, family, or university funding, such as sponsoring government agencies, major corporations, or other sponsoring agencies.  Funding documents from these sources must explicitly state the amount of funding a student will receive. If the sponsor funding does not fully cover the student's estimated cost of attendance for at least 1 year, the student will be required to show additional financial resources to make up the difference. This could include personal funds, third party funds, or Texas A&M University funds.

Will ISS Accept Loans as Funding?

ISS will only accept the following loan offers as proof of financial resources.

  • Prodigy Loans (ISS considers these to be Personal Funding)
  • Norwegian Loan Funds or Lånekassen (ISS considers these to be Sponsored Student Funding)
  • J-1 Reciprocal Exchange Students are allowed to use loans from home universities
ISS will not accept any other type of loan until after it has been received and deposited into the individual's account. Deposited loans must be shown in personal funding documents submitted to ISS to be considered. 

Will ISS Accept Certificate of Deposits (CDs)?

ISS will only only accept the initial deposit amount listed on a Certificate of Deposit. The maturity date of the Certificate must be within 1 year of the date ISS will be issuing the Form I-20 or DS-2019 or within the length of time covered by the student's academic program, whichever is less.

Will ISS Accept Fixed Deposits (FDs)?

ISS will only only accept the initial deposit amount listed on a Fixed Deposit. The maturity date of the Fixed Deposit must be within 1 year of the date ISS will be issuing the Form I-20 or DS-2019 or within the length of time covered by the student's academic program, whichever is less.

Funding Types ISS Will NOT Accept

Under no circumstances will ISS accept the following types of documents as proof of financial resources:

  • Statements regarding property, jewelry, cars, or other non-liquid assets
  • Statements related to investments, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
  • Statements from Chartered Accountants
  • Pay Stubs
  • Trusts
  • Passbooks
  • Tax Returns
  • Retirement Accounts
  • Prepaid Cards
  • Credit Cards
  • Insurance Documents
  • Income earned through J-2 work authorization

ISS typically cannot accept the following documents except in the specific situations described:

Income Letters​:

Income letters cannot be used as a means of financial support for newly admitted students unless the student has an offer of employment from Texas A&M University that accompanies admission to a graduate-level academic department, like a graduate assistantships.

PPF/Provident Fund Accounts:

PPF / Provident Fund Accounts cannot be used unless they are part of a bank letter. They will not be accepted in any other format, such as part of an employer letter. 

Overall, all financial letters and statements submitted to ISS in order to complete a request must meet basic requirements as outlined below:

  • Must be dated within the last 6 months from the date the document is reviewed by ISS
  • Personal and Third Party funding documents must be liquid assets, such as checking and savings accounts
  • All funding documents MUST be clear and legible. Photocopies or scans are acceptable, but original documents may be requested at the discretion of ISS.
  • Must be official and appear legitimate
  • If it is a letter, it must be printed on official company letterhead or stationary.
  • If it is a financial statement, it must clearly identify the document source (i.e. a monthly mailed statement, an online statement, a statement by request, etc.).

For funding documents from banks, ISS requires that the following information is presented in English:

  • Name of the Account Holder(s)
  • Type of Account (checking, savings, etc.)
  • Current Balance (within the last 6 months) including type of currency
  • Name of the Financial institution
  • Branch Location or Address
    • If the financial institution is an online bank, the address can be the address of the financial institution's headquarters
It is strongly preferred that the entire financial document is in English. Please be advised that if the above minimum requirements are not present in the financial support document submitted, ISS will not accept that document

It is NOT required for financial documents to include balances in U.S. Dollars but the currency type does need to be specified in English on the financial document. ISS will use the OANDA currency converter to convert any foreign currency into $USD using the date we are reviewing the request.  You can navigate to the OANDA Currency Converter by navigating to https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/.

Personal Funding

If the student is listed on the financial document as an account holder, then they only need to submit financial documentation that complies with ISS Financial Document Requirements above. No additional documentation is needed from the other account holders.

If the funding is part of a family business account AND the student is listed as an account holder, then they only need to submit financial documentation that complies with ISS Financial Document Requirements above. No additional documentation is needed from the other account holders.

If the student is not listed as an account holder (i.e. Bank statement of family member or friend) then these funds will be considered Third Party Funding.
 

Third Party Funding

If a student is being funded by a third-party, documents must be accompanied by EITHER a completed “ISS Declaration of Financial Support Form ” completed and signed by one of the account holders OR a signed letter from one of the account holders stating that the student may use the funds from the submitted financial document(s) for their educational expenses.

If the funding is part of a family business account and the student is not listed as an account holder (i.e. bank statement of family member or friend), the following documents are required:

  • A Bank Statement or Letter for the Business Account
  • A Declaration of Financial Support Form OR a Signed Letter from one of the Account Holders
    • If the name of the account holder who is identified on the financial support form or letter submitted to ISS is NOT listed on the financial document for the business account, then ISS will also need to receive a letter from the business/company on official letterhead to confirm that they are willing to sponsor the student.

Texas A&M University Funding (Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants)

If a student is being financially supported by a unit at Texas A&M, ISS needs to receive an offer letter that describes the financial support in detail.

The financial offer letter must include the following:

  • The student's name 
  • The date of issuance of the offer letter 
  • The contact information for the employing department or office 
  • The applicable date(s) or academic term(s) of the offer 
  • The specific dollar amount(s) being awarded, including any applicable salary or pay rate
  • The frequency by which the financial support will be distributed (once, each semester, monthly, bi-weekly, etc.) 
  • The benefits (i.e. insurance), if any, that accompany the financial offer 
    • If the letter does not specify insurance or any other benefit, ISS cannot assume they are included 
  • Any waivers or contributions toward the cost of the student's tuition and/or fees.  It is best to very specific with wording in the letter. Some examples include:
    • The student is receiving a waiver of the out-of-state tuition only and they can pay tuition at the in-state rate 
    • The student's tuition is being paid but they are still responsible for fees 
    • All the student's tuition and fees will be paid 
If Texas A&M University funding does not fully cover the student's estimated cost of attendance for at least 1 year, the student will be required to show additional financial resources to make up the difference. This could include personal funds, third party funds, or sponsored student funds. 

Sponsored Student Funding

If a student is being financially supported by a sponsoring government agency, major corporation, or other sponsoring agency, ISS needs to receive an offer letter that describes the financial support in detail: 
  • The student's name 
  • The student's academic program 
  • The date of issuance of the offer letter 
  • The contact information for the sponsor 
  • The applicable date(s) or academic term(s) of the offer 
  • The specific dollar amount(s) being awarded, including any applicable salary or pay rate 
  • The frequency by which the financial support will be distributed (once, each semester, monthly, bi-weekly, etc.) 
  • The benefits (i.e. insurance), if any, that accompany the financial offer 
    • If the letter does not specify insurance or any other benefit, ISS cannot assume they are included  
  • Any waivers or contributions toward the cost of the student's tuition and/or fees. It is best to very specific with wording in the letter. Some examples include:
    • The student is receiving a waiver of the out-of-state tuition only and they can pay tuition at the in-state rate 
    • The student's tuition is being paid but they are still responsible for fees 
    • All the student's tuition and fees will be paid 
In addition to the information listed above, ISS will also need the following information from each sponsor. This can be included in the financial offer letter or provided as a separate document(s): 
  • Does the sponsor require the student to be in F-1 or J-1 status
    • If the sponsor requires that the student be in J1 status they must provide the majority of the student's funding (i.e. 50.1% or more) for a minimum of 2 years (24 months) 
  • How is the funding provided to the student?
    • For example, through third-party billing or directly to the student? 
  • Lastly, if the sponsor wants the Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 to be issued for a specific period of time, the period of time must be stated in the offer letter or in another document that the student provides to ISS in the Terra Dotta system. 
    • If this is not specified, then ISS will refer to our other policies to determine the length of Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 to issue for the student. 
If the sponsor funding does not fully cover the student's estimated cost of attendance for at least 1 year, the student will be required to show additional financial resources to make up the difference. This could include personal funds, third party funds, or Texas A&M University funds.