Direct Costs

Tuition and Fees

Year 1 tuition: $21,750
Year 2 tuition: $21,945

MA degree total tuition and fees (all terms combined): $43,695

Year 1 on-campus room and board: $1,050
Year 2 estimated on-campus room and board: $475

Optional Washington, DC, Credit

Tuition: $305

Room and board: $868

Indirect Costs

SIT estimates the costs to students for books, personal expenses, transportation. Individual expenses may vary.

Year 1 books: $1,200
Year 1 personal expenses: $1,500
Year 1 transportation costs: $500

Year 2 books: $1,200
Year 2 personal expenses: $1,500
Year 2 transportation costs: $1,020 (plus $195 for passport, if student doesn’t already have valid one)

Optional Washington, DC, Credit

Personal expenses: $200

Transportation costs: $250

Additional Costs

Estimated Student Loan Fees:

Year 1: $225

Year 2: $225

Optional DC Credit: $20

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


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.