Graduate Catalog

Tuition and Fees

Student Financial Services

College Hall, Room B-04

Student Financial Services is managed by the Finance Office. Students may pay their tuition and fees in person or online via the BISON student system. Office hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office email address is

Tuition and Fee Schedules

Graduate Fall 2020

Graduate Spring 2021

For Undergraduates, please refer to the Tuition & Fees section in the Undergraduate Catalog.

For ELI students, please refer to the Student Financial Services website

Explanation of Basic Costs:


Graduate: Amount indicated is for full-time graduate students for two semesters (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021). A full-time course load for graduate student is 9 to 18 credits. Additional credits above 18 credits will incur additional part-time tuition rate per credit.

International: These reflect the 100% tuition surcharge for students from Non-Developing countries and 50% tuition surcharge for students from Developing countries required by amendments to the Education of the Deaf Act. The list of developing and non-developing countries is available online at EDA Developing Countries List.

*Unit Fee: Required for full-time undergraduate, graduate and ELI students to cover the cost of student activities.

**Health Service Fee: Required for all full-time undergraduate and graduate students for fall and spring semesters. Every current registered student is eligible to use the Student Health Service. The purpose for this fee is for educational material and office visits.

***Health Insurance Fee: This subject-to-change annual fee is $3,145 for U.S. and international students. It applies only to full-time and residential students enrolled during the full-year unless a proof of adequate insurance coverage is submitted to the Student Financial Services. The annual fee is billed as a one-time charge in the fall semester for coverage from August 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. to July 31, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Students enrolling in spring semester 2020 are billed $1,835 for coverage from January 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020. Students enrolling in summer session 2020 are billed $786 for coverage from May 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020. The health insurance fees for 2019-2020 are subject to change at policy renewal.

For additional details about the Health Insurance coverage offered by Gallaudet University, please see Student Health Insurance.

Room: Room rates for on-campus housing, please see Room Rates for On-Campus Housing.

Meal Plans: please see Meal Plans.