Tuition fees at US schools at Undergraduate and Graduate levels can be prohibitively expensive. Apart from choosing universities based on their curriculum, research and job opportunities, one must consider the tuition cost of these universities. Then based on the return on investment value, one should decide whether or not you wish to apply there.
Tuition fees feature as the most significant cost factor to a student. Other costs that have to be accounted for are accomodation, food, books, travel, clothing and other amenities. US schools basically charge tuition fees on two basic parameters. Students are charged on a per credit basis for a course, or are charged on a per semester basis. Different schools have different criteria and the best place to clarify this is at the University Department of the specific course program. A four year undergraduate program can cost an Indian student approximately Rs.1.2 crore to Rs.1.76 crore, while a two year Master’s degree program can cost anything ranging from Rs. 20 lakhs to Rs. 81 lakhs approximately.
Students can reduce their costs greatly if they obtain an Indian or an American scholarship. A Training assistantship or a Research Assistantship program can also reduce overall education costs to a great extent. Additionally, many US schools have student plans, where part of the tuitions fees can be waived off upon the fulfillment of certain benchmarks. This is most often determined by the student’s academic performance in the first semester. Certain schools offer students limited employment opportunities and Co-Op programs, which can significantly bring down costs. Tuition Fees in US Schools
Today, taking loans to assist yourself while you’re studying abroad is a handy way of pursuing the American dream, but sometimes due to lack of research, we end up choosing an expensive university instead of the one with similar opportunities and a lower investment.
Hence here is a list of the average tuition fees (Engineering- MS) for the top colleges in the USA to help you decide which University is the best fit for you in terms of studying the program of your choice at a comparatively lower cost.
Source- US NEWS