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Costs

The cost of living in Utah is very inexpensive, making Utah State University one of the most affordable universities in the USA for international students.

International students are required to show adequate funding available for their USU study before they can apply for a student visa. Immigration laws require international students who wish to study in the U.S. on a F-1 visa to show proof of finances for one year.


Admitted students must provide an official bank statement on bank letterhead from their sponsor (for example, a family member) or, if sponsored by a government agency, a letter of support on agency letterhead. International students are required to have their sponsor complete an Affidavit of Financial Support Form.

The estimated costs for the 2018-2019 academic year are listed below:

Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic or IELI  Fall 2018  Spring 2019
   (9 months - Fall & Spring @ 12-18 Credits)     
Tuition & Fees $23,616 $11,808 $11,808
International Student Fee $250 $125 $125
Living Expenses $6,236 $3,118 $3,118
Personal Expenses $6,353 $3,163 $3,190
Total  $36,455 $18,214 $18,241
 

Study in the Summer at a discounted rate.

  Summer 2018
  (12 credits)
Tuition & Fees $3,296
International Student Fee $125
Living Expenses $2,716
Personal Expenses $2,681
Total  $8,818


*Dependent Costs: spouse $5,562 per academic year, each child $3,432 per academic year. These estimated costs are updated annually and may change without prior notice.

Students must bring or have access to sufficient funds to pay their expenses for at least the first semester. After arrival, a checking account can be opened so various expenses can be paid conveniently and safely.