The figures below are estimates; individual tuition bills and living expenses will vary from student to student.

Undergraduate 2024-25 Academic Year Tuition

Cost BreakdownYearSemester
Tuition (full time)$58,058$29,029
Housing$11,018$5,509
Meals$8,076$4,038
Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Activity Fee$358$179
Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Campus Improvements Fund$264$132
Resource Fee$718$359
Student Health Insurance (not applicable to all students)Unknown--
Tuition per Credit Hour - $1,935----

Graduate 2023-24 Academic Year Tuition 

Cost BreakdownYearSemester
TuitionVaries by Program--
Grad Residential Resource Fee$805$403
Grad Non-Residential Resources Fee--$77 per term
Residential Program CUGSA Activity Fee$50$25
Non-Residential Program CUGSA Activity Fee--$10 per term
Student Health Insurance (not applicable to all students)unknown--

The Clarkson School

Cost BreakdownYearSemester
Tuition (full-time)$58,058$29,029
Housing$9,250$4,625
Meals$8,076$4,038
Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Activity Fee$358$179
Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Campus Improvements Fund$264$132
Resource Fee$718$359
The Clarkson School Fee$550$275
Student Health Insurance (not applicable to all students)unknown--
Tuition per Credit Hour - $1,935----

Explanation of Charges

Undergraduate & The Clarkson School Tuition - Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 to 19 credit hours (inclusive) are designated as full-time students and are charged at the full-time tuition rate. Students exceeding the full-time load of 19 credit hours will be charged at the credit hour rate for each credit hour in excess of 19 in addition to the full-time tuition rate charge.

Housing - Based on the most expensive room rate, this may vary depending on your room assignment.

Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Activity Fee - Assessed by CUSA on all undergraduate students carrying a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester and distributed to clubs & organizations.

Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Campus Improvements Fund - Assessed by CUSA on all undergraduate students carrying a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester for capital priorities identified by students.

Resources Fee - Assessed to all full-time students. Covers operations for recreational facilities, fitness facilities, health facilities & services, counseling facilities & services, computing facilities, services & related software, webinars, etc. (Note: This is not a health insurance premium.)

Grad Residential Program Resources Fee - Assessed to all full-time students. Covers operations for recreational facilities, fitness facilities, health facilities & services, counseling facilities & services, computing facilities, services & related software, webinars, etc. (Note: This is not a health insurance premium.)

Grad Non-Residential Program Resource Fee - Covers operations for access to computing lab and online resources and related software, webinars, etc. Includes guest speakers and lecturers, computer lab resources and related software, the learning management system, Echo 360 which allows asynchronous learning sessions, voice thread and other online related services, library and database access and transcripts. (Note: This is not a health insurance premium.)

Grad Residential Program CUGSA Activity Fee - Assessed by CUGSA on full-time graduate students enrolled in a residential program and distributed to clubs & organizations.

Grad Non-Residential Program CUGSA Activity Fee - Assessed by CUGSA on graduate students enrolled in a non-residential program and distributed to clubs & organizations.

The Clarkson School Fee - This fee assists in covering various student activities such as field trips, guest lectures and special meals sponsored by The Clarkson School.

Knight Card (optional, involves an opt-in process) - A prepaid, declining balance account which is a convenient, cashless way to make purchases on and off-campus (at participating locations). With no fees, no chance to overdraft, and no chance of accumulating credit card debt, the Knight Card is a great budgeting tool!  

Student Health Insurance (not applicable to all students) - Health insurance coverage is mandatory for residential program students. Students must either have their own health insurance coverage, health insurance through their parent/guardian or be enrolled in the Clarkson University offered coverage.

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