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 2018–2019 academic year on July 18, 2018. 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.)

2018–2019 tuition and fee rates (PDF):

2018-2019 RBHS (Legacy UMDNJ) tuition and fees (PDF):

Mandatory Fees

All fees listed below are charged per semester

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.

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.

Please note this is based on whether you attend on campus or off campus. This is not determined by whether you live on campus or not.

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. 

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.

International student fee (ISF)

All F-1 and J-1 registered international students will be automatically charged the International Student Fee (ISF) of $250 for each semester of enrollment at Rutgers. This fee is part of the cost of attending Rutgers and is applied towards maintaining SEVIS and other related services and for international students. You will see it on your Rutgers term bill as a $250 charge in the COURSE/OTHER category.

Rutgers TA/GAs/Fellows (whose tuition and fees are funded by tuition remission) are exempt from paying the fee.  However, it is your responsibility to complete and submit form RT-100 (TA/GA) or RT-100F (Fellow) every semester to ensure the fee is removed from your bill.

RBHS fellows can request the removal of this fee by showing a copy of their fellowship offer letter from their department to Student Accounting.

PLEASE NOTE:  An ISF payment will not be refunded retroactively for a previous semester.

F-2 and J-2 dependents pay a one-time-only ISF of $50 for a spouse and $25 per child. The fee must be paid by the primary F-1/J-1 visa holder at time of requesting the I-20/DS-2019 for each dependent. If you obtained the F-2/J-2 dependent documents from admissions as part of admission to Rutgers, you will need to pay the dependent ISF when you check-in your dependent(s) at the appropriate international services office on your campus.

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 $75 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.

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On-Campus Dining and Housing

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

Residence Life

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Optional Fees

Rutgers Student Health Insurance Plan

Rutgers University requires all Full Time and all F and J Rutgers Sponsored Visa Students to have comprehensive health insurance and are required to waive or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan each semester.

Learn more about the Student Health Insurance Plan Hard Waiver Policy.

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.  Your refund request must include the following: Name (First, Middle, Last), Student ID, Rutgers School (SAS, RBS, etc.), Graduation Year, Date of Request, and Home Address (including zip code).  This request may be submitted in writing to the Targum's Business Office (204A Neilson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) or emailed to Targum reception ( Please note that we cannot mail refund checks internationally.

Students can either pick up their checks at the Targum office at 

204A Neilson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

or have it mailed to their home address.

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.


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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