Tuition and Costs


The cost of attending the Laney Graduate School at Emory University includes tuition and academic fees, living expenses, health insurance, parking fees, and incidentals such as the purchase of textbooks and supplies. All tuition and fees are determined by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice.

Tuition and Academic Fees

For the academic year 2019–20, tuition for full-time registration for 9 or more credit hours is $21,400 per semester.

Students registered for less than 9 credit hours per semester are classified as part-time and are charged $2,378 per credit hour. This fee covers tuition, the use of facilities of instruction, and library services.

Audit Course Tuition

The charge for audit courses is the same as for credit courses. Courses audited may not be established for credit by examination, nor may they be changed to credit courses after the end of the drop/add period. Audit hours do not count toward eligibility for federal financial aid.

Non-degree students, including transient and special standing students, are not allowed to audit courses.

Enrollment Fee

All Laney graduate students will be assessed an Enrollment Fee each semester. In 2019–20, the fee is $50.

Computing Fee

All Laney graduate students will be assessed a Computing Fee each semester. In 2019–20, the fee is $50. This fee supports information technology and computing services, including student email, web access, and other computer-supported services.

For more information, visit the Student Digital Life website.

Mental Health and Counseling Fee

All Emory students will be assessed a Mental Health and Counseling Fee each semester. In 2019–20, the fee is $83. This fee supports counseling, psychiatry, health, wellness, and crisis intervention support services.

For more information, visit the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) website.

Athletic and Recreation Fee

All Emory graduate students will be assessed an Athletics and Recreation Fee each semester. In 2019–20, the fee is $146 in the Fall/Spring and $57 in the Summer. This fee supports recreational and wellness programs.

For more information, visit the Recreation and Wellness website.

Activity Fee

All Emory students will be assessed an Activity Fee in the Fall and Spring semesters only. In 2019–20, the Activity Fee is $92. This fee supports the Student Government Association, organized student activities, and campus events.

Transcript Fee

All new degree and certificate students are required to pay a one-time transcript fee of $70 at the time they first enroll at Emory. This is a one-time fee that pays for all future transcripts. If you already obtained a degree from Emory, you may have paid this fee already.

For more information, visit the Registrar's website.

Mandatory Health Insurance

All new and continuing degree-seeking and international Emory University students are required to have health insurance. Under this requirement, students must either purchase the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan or provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable United States-domiciled plan. New students wishing to waive enrollment in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan will need to complete the annual waiver process via OPUS prior to the first day of classes of their first semester at Emory. All returning students must also complete the enrollment/waiver process annually prior to the first day of classes of Fall Semester.

If a student has not waived out of the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan by the date of Emory’s pre-term Student Financial Services bill, the student will be billed for the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan. However, the student will still have until the first day of semester classes to complete a waiver and have the insurance enrollment and charge reversed. Students will need to complete the annual insurance enrollment/waiver process each year they are enrolled at Emory.

2019-2020 rate is $3,570, and is billed in two installments: 50% in Fall semester and 50% in Spring semester

For more information, visit the Student Health Services website.

Financial Responsibility to the University

Students are responsible for maintaining good financial standing with the University, including timely payment of tuition, emergency loans, and other fees as well as fines that may be incurred from the libraries or parking office. Penalties for past due accounts include but are not limited to: cancellation of registration, refusal to approve continued registration, refusal to release transcripts, and withholding of diplomas.

For more information, visit the Student Financial Services website.

Courtesy Scholarships 

Emory employees must contact Human Resources for information about eligibility for the Courtesy Scholarship.