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Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) is open, post-Hurricane Ida with in-person instruction. For more information about Tulane's response and reopening, visit the university's Forward TUgether website. TuSA students should check their emails for important reminders and instructions.

Tulane University seeks to offer educational opportunities to qualified students regardless of their current ability to meet their expenses. Tulane provides opportunities to help cover the cost of educating a student through extensive merit and need–based scholarships, grants, loans and campus employment. The difference is often covered by endowments and gifts. This combination of financial components makes for an affordable investment in your educational future. For more information regarding Tuition and Financial Aid, please see below.

For Graduate Students

Graduate students typically rely on any combination of the following four types of funding. Prospective students should explore all options:

- Grants and scholarships (competitive, typically funded within the School of Architecture)

- Federal and/or private loans (need-based or competitive)

- Off-campus employment and work-study (need-based)

- Teaching/Research Assistantships (competitive)

Merit-based scholarships are available to domestic and foreign graduate students on a competitive basis. Distribution of these awards occurs upon admittance to the program as determined by the Dean and the Graduate Program Director. All graduate students are eligible for Teaching Assistantships. These are determined by the experience of the student and the needs of the course instructors.

Only U.S. citizens may apply for federal loans. Students can begin the process by filling out the FAFSA form. As an extension of this need-based application, domestic students may also be eligible for work-study. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information about other federal and private loans. Grad students are assigned aid counselors based on their last name. More information can be found here. To make an appointment or to schedule a telephone query, please contact the main office at finaid@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5723 or 1.800.335.3210.

Listed here are a few financing alternatives to assist students and their parents with educational expenses not covered by other forms of financial aid. Options include a monthly payment plan (TIPP) and/or 529 plans.

Tulane Installment Payment Plan (TIPP): Tulane offers an installment payment program designed to help students/families with financial planning, as the program allows for monthly payments to be paid prior to the start of an upcoming semester. For more details please visit the Tulane Accounts Receivable Office website.

529 Plans: A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future educational costs. 529 plans, legally known as "qualified tuition plans," are authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

-Tulane University participates in the Private College 529 Plan

-Information on how to use funds from a 529 plan to pay towards Tulane University expenses can be found on the Tulane Accounts Receivable Office website.


Tuition & Fees for Academic Year 2021-2022 (Full-Time)

  Tuition Fees (for full-time students Total Tuition & Fees

Base Hours (min. required for full time)

Tuition per semester

Academic Support Services Fee per semester

Architecture Activity Fee per semester

Student Activity Fee per semester

Health Center Fee per semester

Reily Center Fee per semester

Tuition & Fees per semester

Tuition & Fees per year

Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Architecture; Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Science in Real Estate


$28,340 $1,400 $50 $120 $333 $190 $30,433 $60,866
Graduate & Professional Programs
Master of Architecture (M.Arch I, II & MSARC)


$28,340 $1,400 $50 $120 $333 $190 $29,475 $60,866
Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development


$28,340 $1,400 $50 $120 $333 $190 $29,475 $60,866
Master of Preservation Studies


$28,340 $1,400 $50 $120 $333 $190 $29,475 $60,866


Tuition & Fees for Summer 2021 (Full-Time)

  Tuition Per Semester

Architecture Career Explorations High School Program - Residential (3 credit hrs)

Architecture Career Explorations High School Program - Online (3 credit hrs)



Master of Architecture (M.Arch I)

required initial summer session

Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development

required initial summer session

Real Estate (Undergraduate) Summer Minor Institute


Preservation (Undergraduate) Summer Minor


Design (Undergraduate) Summer Minor Institute

No required school fees for summer.  


Description of Fees:

Academic Support Services Fee: Full-time students $1400; part‐time $117 per credit hour. The Academic Support Services Fee provides certain academic resources to all Tulane students. The fee enables students to have access to the University's computer services, data, voice, and internet hook‐ups, including those services provided by all outside vendors. In addition, tutoring and counseling services, on‐line library, inter loan services and other support services, such as the language and science laboratories, are covered by this fee.

Architecture Activity Fee (per semester): All students $50. This fee helps to fund career services and building resources for students in all programs within the School of Architecture.

Student Activity Fee: Full‐time students $120; part‐time $80.  The student body at Tulane assesses itself a Student Activity Fee to support its activities. The Student Activity fee entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly student newspaper and admission to many intercollegiate athletic contests, movies, and lectures.

Health Center Fee: Full‐time students $333. Optional for part‐time students at $333 per semester. The Student Health fee provides students with primary care, psychiatric, and contraceptive care at the Student Health Center. It also contributes to health education programs, drug/alcohol counseling and the Tulane Emergency Medical Service. This fee is not an insurance premium.

Reily Center Fee: Full‐time $190. Optional for part‐time students at $190. Fulltime students will be assessed for membership to the Reily Recreation Center. Part‐time students have the option to join the Recreation Center.