Tuition, Fees and Expenses
Payment of tuition and other fees is due on August 4, 2023, for the fall semester and December 15, 2023, for the spring semester. All charges that appear on the initial bill are due by the published due date for the semester. Changes in the amount due from the published due date through the first day of classes are due by the first day of classes. Changes in the amount due from the first day of classes and on are due immediately/on the date the charge/aid change posts.
One bill is issued each semester by e-bill available through the Nelnet Student Account Portal. Fall bills are issued in early July and Spring bills are issued in mid-November. All changes to the student account after the bill is originally issued are available through the Nelnet Student Account Portal.
Any student with outstanding financial obligations will be denied the privileges of attending classes and using university facilities. Every student must satisfy his or her financial obligations in full to the university in order to receive certification of graduation. Official transcripts and certifications will be withheld until financial obligations to the university have been discharged.
Failure to discharge financial obligations includes, but is not limited to, an overdue balance with the university or the delinquency of a borrower in repaying a loan administered by the Office of Student Financial Services and the inability of that office to collect such a loan because the borrower has discharged the indebtedness through bankruptcy proceedings.
A student who defaults in the payment of indebtedness to the university shall be subject to suspension, dismissal and refusal of a transfer of credits or issuance of an official transcript. Brandeis University may refer delinquent accounts to a collection agency. Students are responsible for paying the collection agency fee, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 40 percent of any delinquent account, together with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, necessary for the collection of any delinquent account. Delinquent accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.
Every student is required to complete a Financial Responsibility Agreement each semester. Any student who fails to complete this agreement prior to the start of classes will be denied the privileges of attending classes and using university facilities.
By registering at Brandeis University, students acknowledge and agree that Brandeis University reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify its educational, extracurricular, and other programs for its students at any time, including, without limitation, its right to provide any of the educational and extracurricular programs remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event that instruction or programs occur remotely for any part of the academic year for any reason.
Brandeis University assumes no liability for delay or failure to provide educational or other services or facilities due to causes beyond its reasonable control. Causes include, without limitation, power failure, fire, strikes by university employees or others, damage by natural elements, pandemics, and acts of public authorities. The university will, however, exert reasonable efforts, when it judges them to be appropriate, to provide comparable services, facilities, or performance; but its inability or failure to do so shall not subject the university to liability.
Each application for first-year or transfer admission must be accompanied by a fee of $80. All application fees are nonrefundable and cannot be credited toward other fees.
All undergraduate students are required to pay a $500 deposit when admitted. The deposit will be deducted from the first semester's charges. If a student decides not to enroll at Brandeis University, the deposit will be forfeited.
All new students are charged a mandatory new student fee ($400 for domestic student, and $600 for international students, charged in the entering semester only), which is nonrefundable.
The undergraduate tuition fee for 2023-2024 is $64,348 and the fee for each semester course required for degree credit is $8,044 ($2,011 per credit, per term). Library privileges and use of athletic facilities for the academic year are included in the full tuition fee. Other educational costs for a nine-month academic year include housing and food ($19,096 for on campus, $12,648 for off campus and $2,770 for students commuting from home), books and supplies ($1,000), personal expenses ($1,200) and, if not already covered by a plan, health insurance from UHP ($3,632). Travel expenses may also be incurred depending upon a student’s home address.
Students who return to the university after withdrawing will pay the prevailing tuition and other fees. In view of the constantly increasing costs of education, students may expect tuition increases during their academic careers.
Students enrolled in more than 23 credits will be assessed an additional tuition charge of $2,011 per credit. Charges are not reduced, or refunds applied, for course loads below the normal rate of work.
- The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
- 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
*A covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website.Brandeis University does not penalize Chapter 31 or 33 students if/when the VA is late making payments. Brandeis University does not have any policies in place that would do any of the following while waiting for VA payments:
- Prevent enrollment
- Assess a late penalty fee
- Require alternative or additional sources of funding
- Deny access to school resources
- Submit a COE or Statement of Benefits by the first day of classes
- Submit a written request to be certified
- Provide any additional information needed for certification
The total charges for a standard residence hall room (double-occupancy) and an All-Access+5 board contract for the 2023-2024 academic year are $17,818. Other meal contract options are available.
For upperclass students, other living accommodations are available at annual rates ranging up to $4,266 more than the standard residence hall room (double-occupancy) rate of $10,160.
Students residing in residence hall rooms must sign room licenses and food (board) contracts binding for the full academic year. All Brandeis residence assignments require a board plan. Please contact with the campus card office for meal plan eligibility.
Nonresident students may eat in the university dining halls on a cash basis.
Current and former students should request official transcripts of their records from the Office of the University Registrar. At this time, students can order official paper transcripts free of charge. Brandeis University has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse to allow current and former students to obtain official electronic transcripts to be sent to themselves or a third party in a secure manner. The fee for an electronic transcript is $4.65. This fee is payable directly to the National Student Clearinghouse. Official transcripts will be issued only to those students whose financial records with the university are in order.
The following are other required annual fees for 2023-2024:
- Student Activity Fee, $598. The Student Activity Fee is a mandatory charge for all matriculating undergraduate students. The amount of this fee is determined by the Brandeis Student Union.
- Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Plan, $3,632 (estimated single coverage). Health insurance is mandatory in Massachusetts for students enrolled at three-quarter time or greater, unless proof of other sufficient coverage is provided. The full annual premium is charged in the fall semester for those students attending for the full academic year. Single semester premiums are available for students only attending one semester within an academic year if selected at the time of enrollment. All international students at Brandeis University are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance.
- Processing Fee (all undergraduate international students), $444. The Processing Fee is a mandatory fee charged to all international undergraduate students.
- New Student Fee (entering semester only) - $400 for domestic students, $600 for international students.
- There are other university fees that a student may incur for specific services or failure to meet commitments. These fees include but are not limited to the following for 2023-2024:
Medical school application processing fee, $100.
Monthly payment plan fee, $45 (one semester).
Parking permit fees, $60, $120, or $250.
Returned check fee, $30.
- International health and accident insurance, mandatory for students participating in study abroad programs, $37 per month, if required.
- Late fee. A late fee will be assessed to all student accounts with outstanding balances after the stated due date. The amount of the late fee will be $100, or 2 percent of the outstanding balance, whichever is greater.
- Senior program fee: $50. The Senior Program Fee is mandatory charged to all seniors expected to graduate within the semester, and supports all graduation related expenses.
- School of Arts and Sciences
- Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
- Brandeis International Business School
- Rabb School of Continuing Studies, Division of Graduate Professional Studies
- Courses of Instruction
Semester Bill Due Dates
The first semester bill will be issued during July and payment will be due on or before Aug. 5, 2022.
The second semester bill will be issued during November and payment will be due on or before Dec. 9, 2022.