Office of Student Financial Services

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Brandeis meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all domestic undergraduates and all international undergraduates who apply for aid during the admission process.

A typical undergraduate student at Brandeis during the 2024-2025 academic year can expect the following estimated expenses for a full year. These figures have been approved by the Board of Trustees. Brandeis reserves the right to change its fees at any time. 

Please note that if you receive aid, and will live off campus or commute/remote from home, your aid may be affected by this choice. (Check out our FAQs for more information on how you can use your financial aid for these housing options.) Please consult with your financial aid advisor to discuss the impact of this decision. All first-year students are generally required to live on campus.

Description of Fee Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living with Family

Tuition (full time, 12-23 credits each semester)

$67,082* $67,082* $67,082*

Student Activity Fee (mandatory)

$598* $598* $598*


$11,960* (average of all housing options on campus; first-years reside in double rooms, which cost $10,600) $8,955 ($995 per month for rent and utilities; can document higher actual costs) $450


$7,984* (All Access +5 Plan)
$4,358 (90 block plan plus $223/month off-campus grocery funds OR $484/month for off-campus grocery funds)

Books and Supplies

$1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,200 $1,200 $1,200


Varies Varies $900
Total $89,824** $83,193** $73,988**

*An asterisk indicates a billed expense in each scenario. All other expenses are unbilled and are used to determine financial aid eligibility and to inform your personal budgeting. 

**In addition to the above costs, students must also plan for the cost of travel. The above does not include the new student fee ($400 for domestic student sand $600 for international students, charged in the entering semester only), the international student fee ($231/semester), the health insurance premium^ ($3,683; full year), or the senior/graduation fee ($100), if applicable. Please note that actual costs may also vary based on individual housing and food choices.

^Please note that all full and 3/4 time students must enroll in the qualifying School Health Plan (SHP) or waive the plan and report their own comparable health insurance coverage. This is required by Massachusetts Regulations to assure that students have adequate coverage. The school is required to offer a qualifying health plan known as the School Health Plan (SHP). Any 3/4 and FT students attending an on-campus program can purchase this plan which meets Massachusetts, Federal, and Visa requirements. All international students will be automatically enrolled in the School Health Plan (SHP). The 2024-2025 School Health Plan (SHP) costs $3,685 for the full year and $2,295 for students starting in the Spring semester.