Direct Costs

Tuition and Fees

Year 1 Tuition: $33,850
Year 1 Fees: $1,980

Portfolio Term Tuition: $2,235

MA degree total tuition and fees (all terms combined): $38,065

Year 1 On-Campus Room and Board: $9,400 (Estimated off campus housing is $11,750)

Indirect Costs

SIT estimates the costs to students for books, personal expenses, transportation, and off-campus housing/food. Individual expenses may vary. Off-campus living expenses and transportation costs are based on student survey data; individual costs vary depending on a variety of factors such as the type of housing and location of internship.

Year 1 Books: $800
Year 1 Personal Expenses: $2,700
Year 1 Transportation Costs: $1,200-$2,250

Additional Costs

Winter Internship: $1,000-$3,500

Students have multiple options for their spring internship placement, with varying costs.

Estimated Student Loan Fees:

Year 1: $800

Estimated fees are based on the average amount borrowed by SIT Graduate Institute students. See details on student loan options.

MA in TESOL with CONTACT Certificate:

Students pursuing the MA in TESOL together with the CONTACT Certificate will need to pay an additional program fee for the CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program. Please contact Admissions for details.


Direct costs and on-campus room and board are billed by SIT Graduate Institute. Indirect, off-campus housing costs, transportation expenses, and additional costs are not billed by SIT, but represent educational expenses associated with being an enrolled student.