Cost of Attendance

Your I-20 lists an estimate of your cost of living and educational expenses for your first academic year at the Health Science Center. Remember, this will include costs in addition to tuition and fees such as housing and food.  How much each student actually spends will vary based on lifestyle and the number of courses taken each semester. Living expenses are calculated on a particular formula to provide safe housing and proper nutrition.  Please note, that students will most likely spend more in the first semester of beginning the program as there will be deposits and additional “upfront” costs for items such as securing an apartment, utility bills, and cell phone costs.

Tuition and Fee estimates are based on enrollment in only the minimum number of required courses each term, meaning those students taking more courses will have higher expenses. The Health Science Center can amend tuition or Fees at any time and therefore, your cost per semester can increase even when you do not take extra courses. Below are the I-20 financial requirements by degree and program for the 2024-2025 school year. Dependents add an additional cost which can be found on each Cost of Attendance Budget.

Please note:  All estimated funds are specifically for International students applying for an F1 visa.  All funding is based on a 12-month calendar year.

School of Biomedical Sciences

Masters, PhD, and MS Medical Sciences

School of Public Health

Masters, PhD/Dr. PH, and Online Only

In order to be issued an initial I-20 to secure an F-1 Visa Appointment, international students must prove sufficient financial support. The annual estimated cost of attendance includes one academic year of tuition, it also includes fees, health insurance, and cost of living. F-1 visa holders are required to submit proof of financial support based on federal regulations. Not only does UNTHSC require you to see these documents in order to issue an I-20, you will also need to provide them at your visa interview to show proof of funding prior to receiving an F-1 visa stamp. Please note, that without sufficient funding for your visa interview, your visa will be denied.  The purpose of proving sufficient financial support is to ensure that all international students are prepared for the cost of living in the United States and do not unknowingly put themselves under financial duress. In order to prove sufficient funds, international students must submit bank documents that are less than 6 months old.