The cost of tuition varies depending on the student’s origin. American citizens residing in Puerto Rico pay $190.00 for graduate credit, American citizens not resident in Puerto Rico pay $380.00 * for graduate credit and the international student pays $570.00 for graduate credit. These costs are stipulated in Certifications 111, 112 and 117 of the Governing Board of the University of Puerto Rico.

Apart from the cost per enrolled credit, all students pay the following fees:

  • Technology fee: $25.00 per semester or summer session
  • Maintenance fee: $47.00 for each semester
  • Laboratory fee: $100.00 for each course with laboratory
  • Medical insurance: approximately $1,112.00 per year for basic coverage
  • Graduation fee: $80.00 (late $ 120.00)

Cost of living – International Students

The Dean of Academic Affairs of the RUM has reviewed and issued the following estimate of expenses per academic year (10 months), applicable to applications for August 2018 onwards.

Enrollment (9 credits)$10,260 (MS) y $10,800 (PhD)
Construction fee$94
laboratories$200
Technology fee$50
ID card$10
Medical Plan (Basic)$1,112**
Food$4,500
Lodging$5,400
Transportation$950
Miscellaneous$1,200
Books and materials$1,300
Total**$25,076.00 (MS) y $25,616 (PhD)

(*) Student non-resident American citizens, obtain resident status of Puerto Rico at the end of the first year of studies.

(**) This amount is subject to change; for the total only the cost of the basic medical plan without pharmacy was included.

(***) IMPORTANT: Additional expenses per spouse and child (ren) must be verified at the Office of Equal Employment Opportunities and Immigration Affairs of the RUM.