Costs of Attendance

Estimated expenses for the VIR program during the 2024-2025 academic year are below. The figures below are listed per semester. Students staying for an entire academic year should plan accordingly.

Billed Expenses Per Semester  
Program fee $6,000
or $400 per week for special short-term visitors
(must be approved by the International Graduate Programs Office)
Technology Fee $220
Student Health Fee $286
Activity Fee $50
Wellness Fee* $197
Total  $6,753


Accepted researchers will be responsible for all living and education expenses, including food, housing, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

In order for the University to process the forms necessary for the J-1 (visiting scholar) visa, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of State requires that we ensure all potential exchange visitors have sufficient funding for their time of stay in the United States. The minimum amount required to prove sufficient funding is $2,500 USD a month for the duration of your stay. 

*The Wellness Fee provides student use of on-campus recreation facilities and activities. Law students have the option to waive the Wellness Fee. To access the waiver, log into WIN > Personal tab > Wellness Waiver. Students who elect to opt out of the wellness fee will not have access to campus wellness, recreation and fitness facilities, equipment, and related programs such as intramurals and club sports. Students electing to waive this fee must actively request the waiver each semester.

Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.