Tuition and Fees

Below are downloadable tuition rates, as well as descriptions of Mandatory Fees, On-Campus Housing/Dining, and Optional Fees.

Tuition Rates

The Rutgers Board of Governors approved the university's tuition and fee rates for the 2016–2017 academic year on July 20, 2016. Tuition and fees vary based on school affiliation, campus, and program. Download the tuition rates for your student level and campus below. (Adobe PDF Reader is required. The PDF reader is available for download here.)

2016–2017 tuition and fee rates (PDF):

2016-2017 Housing rates for New Brunswick, Newark, or Camden.

2016-2017 Meal Plan rates for New Brunswick, Newark, or Camden.

2016-2017 RBHS (Legacy UMDNJ) tuition and fees (PDF):

Mandatory Fees

Campus Fee

The campus fee is charged to all full-time and part-time students on each regional campus (New Brunswick, Newark, Camden) in order to support student enhancement programs, services, and facilities, which complement and support the academic experience, such as health services, recreation centers, student centers, student events and concerts, campus buses, and athletics, among others. Part-time students are charged a smaller amount because the fee for part-time students does not include health services coverage and athletic event tickets.

School Fees

The school fee funds supplemental costs unique and particular to the enhancement programs of an undergraduate or graduate school at Rutgers. Included in this category are charges such as the School of Business fee, the law library fee at the law school in Camden and Newark, and the conservatory fee at the Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick. The school fees are identified by the school codes.

Computer Fee

The computer fee supports many student technology services including internet access, networking, wireless services, email services, myRutgers, and instructional technology services. Computer fee revenue is the major funding source for the many student computer labs located throughout Rutgers. Staffed by student consultants, these facilities offer students access to state-of-the-art computer equipment, a large selection of software applications, and printing services. This fee also supports technology used in classrooms as well as other teaching labs used for instructional courses requiring applied computer interaction. 

OFF-Campus Fee

Off-campus and fully online students are charged an off-campus fee which is significantly lower than the campus and school fees charged to on-campus undergraduate students.  The off-campus fee funds the additional costs borne by our schools to provide educational programs and related services to distant students, as well as resources such as the libraries and career services.

Course Fee

The course fee covers the cost of supplies, equipment, and materials utilized in classes for instructional purposes. This does NOT include the cost of books. All registered students are responsible for paying that class's associated course fee. If you are enrolled in multiple classes that each require payment of respective course fees, the sum of these fees will show up as a consolidated charge on your term bill.

Sevis Fee

The Sevis fee is automatically charged to offset the high ongoing cost of institutional compliance with SEVIS regulations for all F-1 and J-1 students. This fee is automatically charged to all F-1/J-1 registered students' term bills every fall and spring semester. If you are a teaching assistant, graduate assistant, or fellow you must complete and submit the RT-100 form to the student accounting office each semester in order to have this fee waived. If you are billed for and pay the fee, it can be refunded ONLY in the same semester as the billing. No fee payments will be refunded retroactively for a previous academic year.

F-2 and J-2 dependents are charged a one-time-only fee of $50 for a spouse and $25 per child. The fee must be paid by the primary F-1 or J-1 visa holder at time of requesting the first visa document for each dependent.

New Student Fee

All first-year, transfer, and international students in Camden and New Brunswick will be assessed a new student fee on their term bills. This fee covers the cost of orientation and transition programs, resources for new students, and outreach programs for parents and family members designed to help new students and their families during the first year at Rutgers University. All new students are expected to attend orientation and transition events. This fee will be assessed regardless of attendance at orientation and transition events.

Note: International graduate students holding F and J visas in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick will be charged a new student fee as well.

Douglass Residential College Fee

A $50 per semester fee is charged to students who join Douglass Residential College (DRC). Douglass Residential College provides special programming and resources to DRC students, including traditional programs and events, student travel opportunities, and innovative teaching.

The Daily Targum

As an independent, student-run, incorporated newspaper, the Daily Targum is not funded by the university and does not request funds from government associations, university groups, or departments for its operating costs. This keeps the editorial content free of influence.

The Targum fee is automatically charged to all New Brunswick students each semester. As a registered student, if you do not wish to fund the Targum, you may request a refund of that semester's fee by submitting the following: Name, Student ID, School, Class, Date of Request, and Home Address. This request may be submitted in writing to the Targum's Business Office (204A Neilson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) or emailed to the Targum's Business Manager (

Please note that all refund requests must be received by the second Friday of each semester in order to be processed. Refund requests received after the deadline will not be accepted.

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On-Campus Housing and Dining

Students who choose to live on campus and/or dine at the university operated dining facilities will have these charges included on their semester term bill. Rutgers Dining Services and Residence Life services offer many choices for both meal plan contracts and on-campus housing. Meal plan rates vary depending on how many meals are contracted per semester. Housing costs vary for the many different dormitories and apartments available. Please visit their websites below for details and rates.

Dining Services

  • Students looking for meal plan rates should visit their respective dining services website for New Brunswick, Newark, or Camden.

Residence Life

  • Students looking for housing rates should visit their respective housing office website for New Brunswick, Newark, or Camden.

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Optional Fees

Rutgers Student Health Insurance Plan

Rutgers University policy requires comprehensive health insurance coverage for all students who are registered full time and enrolled in a degree-seeking program. All full-time students must have self-provided or Rutgers-contracted health coverage.

Full-time students who do not have health insurance must enroll in and pay for an insurance plan offered through a national provider. The cost of the plan is added to your term bill.

Full-time students who have an existing insurance plan may waive Rutgers-contracted coverage, but will be required to complete an online waiver each semester.

Note: Students registered in the full online graduate programs are exempt from the health insurance process.

International Students on F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship are automatically enrolled in the Rutgers health insurance plan. The cost of the plan is added to your term bill. If you have other valid insurance coverage, you may waive out through the Center for Global Services. If you are enrolled in the student health insurance plan, you can also enroll your eligible dependents.


New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) Student Chapters is a student-run, non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization founded in 1972. NJPIRG has a professional staff of researchers, scientists, and attorneys who work with students in the areas of environmental preservation, consumer protection, and open government. NJPIRG campus chapters are funded by a voluntary fee and adopted by student referendum. If you do not wish to pay this fee, you may deduct the NJPIRG amount from your balance due.


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