Don't let costs deter you

Going back to school is an investment, both time wise and financially. At Embry-Riddle Worldwide, we understand the importance of funding your education. These helpful guidelines can assist you in creating budget and a planning to fund your education.

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About Estimated Costs

The estimated costs below are only an estimate and may not reflect all costs and expenses incurred while attending your respective campus. All amounts shown here or in other university publications or webpages represent tuition and fees as currently approved. However, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice, upon approval by the Board or as otherwise consistent with Board policy and to make such modifications applicable to students enrolled at Embry-Riddle at that time as well as to incoming students.

The estimated Cost of Attendance (also known as a student budget) is a guide to help students anticipate the price of attending Embry-Riddle Worldwide for one academic year and is based on full-time enrollment. The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) expenses include tuition, fees, housing (i.e., housing/rent/housing costs), food, books, course materials, supplies, equipment, transportation and miscellaneous/personal expenses while attending school. Undergraduate and graduate costs are based off of a full-time, four-term enrollment period. Each student's cost of attendance is made up of both direct and indirect costs, and is also used to determine financial aid eligibility. Additional fees may apply to some students as each student’s situation is different.

In addition, all tuition amounts and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors. Finally, please note that fee amounts billed for any period may be adjusted at a future date.

  • Direct costs are billed through the university and include tuition and fees.
  • Indirect costs are not billed through the university; these out-of-pocket expenses are living expenses (i.e., housing/rent/housing costs and food), books, supplies, course materials, equipment, transportation and miscellaneous/personal expenses. (For students living in housing on a military base or for which they receive a basic allowance under section 403(b) of title 37, United States Code, a reasonable allowance for living expenses will be determined but cannot include housing costs).

Calculate your estimated cost of attendance: A net price calculator is available to help you estimate the cost of attendance as well as the aid you may receive.

The figures below reflect estimated budgets for the current academic year attending full-time. While your actual costs will depend on a number of factors — including your program of study, the number of courses/credit hours you take and lifestyle choices — these should assist you in planning your own budget. In addition, all tuition amounts and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors. Please note that fee amounts billed for any period may be adjusted at a future date.

Refer to the Cost of Attendance charts below to help plan for your academic spending:

Worldwide Undergraduate Programs (Associate and Bachelor's Degrees)

Direct Costs Off-Campus*** Off-Campus - Receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing*** Dependent Students Living With Parents***
Tuition* $12,072 $12,072 $12,072
SGA Fee* $25 $25 $25
Indirect Costs Off-Campus*** Off-Campus - Receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing*** Dependent Students Living With Parents***
Housing*** $6,256 $0 $6,256
Food*** $4,360 $4,360 $4,360
Books/Course Materials/
Supplies/Equipment
$1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Personal/Misc. $2,020 $2,020 $2,020
Transportation $3,408 $3,408 $3,408
Federal Direct Loan Fees**
$40 $40 $40
Total $29,781 $23,525 $29,781

**Direct Cost based on 2024-2025 Tuition Rates and Mandatory Fees (i.e., SGA Fee - $25.00). See Tuition Rates 2024-2025 for the different rates.

**Federal Loan Fees: There is an origination fee of 1.057% for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans, which is taken out of the loan before funds are disbursed to your student account. The amount listed above is the average fee for students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any). Federal Plus loan fees are actual and added at the time the application is received.

***Living Expenses-Housing and Food: For Worldwide students (no institutionally owned/operated housing available); based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U), the same living expense amounts are used for civilian students and dependent students in all living arrangements and dependency statuses. The living expense component for students receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will only include an allowance for food (under section 403(b) of title 37, United States Code, a reasonable allowance for living expenses will be determined but cannot include housing costs).

Graduate Programs (Master's Degrees)

Direct Costs Off-Campus*** Off-Campus - Receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing*** Dependent Students Living With Parents***
Tuition* $10,032 $10,032 $10,032
SGA Fee* $25 $25 $25
Indirect Costs Off-Campus*** Off-Campus - Receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing*** Dependent Students Living With Parents***
Living Expenses - Housing*** $6,256 $0 $6,256
Living Expenses - Food*** $4,360 $4,360 $4,360
Books/Course Materials/
Supplies/Equipment
$1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Personal/Misc. $2,020 $2,020 $2,020
Transportation $3,408 $3,408 $3,408
Federal Direct Loan Fees** $176 $176 $176
Total $27,877 $21,621 $27,877

**Direct Cost based on 2024-2025 Tuition Rates and Mandatory Fees (i.e., SGA Fee - $25.00). See Tuition Rates 2024-2025 for the different rates.

**Federal Loan Fees: There is an origination fee of 1.057% for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans, which is taken out of the loan before funds are disbursed to your student account. The amount listed above is the average fee for students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any). Federal Plus loan fees are actual and added at the time the application is received.

***Living Expenses-Housing and Food: For Worldwide students (no institutionally owned/operated housing available); based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U), the same living expense amounts are used for civilian students and dependent students in all living arrangements and dependency statuses. The living expense component for students receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will only include an allowance for food (under section 403(b) of title 37, United States Code, a reasonable allowance for living expenses will be determined but cannot include housing costs).

This table can help you estimate your tuition payout. These rates are for most United States and International Worldwide locations, and Worldwide Online.

Course Level

Military Cost per Credit Hour*

Civilian Cost per Credit Hour

Undergraduate

$250.00

$503.00

Master's

$700.00

$836.00

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

$836.00

$836.00

Master of Science in Airworthiness Engineering

$836.00

$836.00

Master of Systems Engineering

$836.00

$836.00

Master of Science in Uncrewed & Autonomous Systems Engineering

$836.00

$836.00

Master of Space Operations

$836.00

$836.00

MBAA - Airline Management (IATA)

$1000.00

$1000.00

Undergraduate Study Abroad

$250.00

$503.00
Master's Study Abroad $700.00 $836.00
Undergraduate Co-Ops and Internships $250.00 $503.00
Master's Co-Ops and Internships $700.00 $836.00
Applied Information Technology (AIT) Certificate Program
$503.00
Dual Enrollment - Online   $250.-00
Undergraduate Individual Tutorials** $714.00 $714.00
Master's Individual Tutorials** $969.00 $969.00

* Note: Military rate applies to all U.S. service members on active duty or in the reserves or National Guard in a drilling status, as well as spouses of any age and dependents age 26 and under.

** Note: An Independent tutorial may be offered to a student who requires a class when a full class is not available. Independent tutorials are not subject to military discount rates. Rates for independent tutorials may vary.

The estimated Cost of Attendance (also known as a student budget) is a guide to help students anticipate the price of attending Embry-Riddle Worldwide for one academic year, and is based on full-time enrollment. The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) expenses include tuition, fees, housing (i.e., housing/rent/housing costs), food, books, course materials, supplies, equipment, transportation and miscellaneous/personal expenses while attending school. Undergraduate and graduate costs are based off of a full-time four-term enrollment period. Each student's cost of attendance is made up of both direct and indirect costs and is also used to determine financial aid eligibilityAdditional fees may apply to some students as each student’s situation is different.

In addition, all tuition amounts and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors. Please note that fee amounts billed for any period may be adjusted at a future date.

  • Direct costs are billed through the university and include tuition and fees
  • Indirect costs are not billed through the University; these out-of-pocket expenses are housing (i.e. housing/rent/housing costs) food, books, supplies, course materials, equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous/personal expenses. (For students living in housing on a military base or for which they receive a basic allowance under section 403(b) of title 37, United States Code, a reasonable allowance for living expenses will be determined but cannot include housing costs).

Calculate your estimated cost of attendance: A net price calculator is available to help you estimate the cost of attendance as well as the aid you may receive.

The figures below reflect estimated budgets for the current academic year attending full-time. While your actual costs will depend on a number of factors — including your program of study, the number of courses/credit hours you take and lifestyle choices — these should assist you in planning your own budget. Refer to this chart to help plan for your academic spending.

Undergraduate Programs (Associate and Bachelor's Degrees)

 

Civilian/Military/Dependent Students Living with Parents***

Tuition*

$11,640

SGA Fee*

$25

Housing***

$5,988

Food***

$4,172

Books/Course Materials/Supplies/Equipment

$1,600

Personal/Miscellaneous

$1,932

Transportation

$3,264

Federal Direct Loan Fees**

$40

Total

$28,661

*Direct Cost based on 2023-2024 Tuition Rates and Mandatory Fees (i.e., SGA Fee - $25.00). See Tuition Rates 2023-2024 for the different rates.

**There is an origination fee of 1.057% for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans, which is taken out of the loan before funds are disbursed to your student account. The amount listed above is the average fee for students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any). Federal Plus loan fees are actual and added at time application is received.

***Living Expenses for Worldwide students (no institutionally owned/operated housing available) — the same living expense amounts are used for civilian students and dependent students in all living arrangements and dependency statuses. The living expense component for students receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will only include an allowance for food.

Graduate Programs (Master's Degrees)

 

Civilian/Military/Dependent Students Living with Parents***

Tuition*

$9,672

SGA Fee*

$25.00

Housing***

$5,988

Food***

$4,172

Books/Course Materials/Supplies/Equipment

$1,600

Personal/Miscellaneous

$1,932

Transportation

$3,264

Federal Direct Loan Fees**

$168

Total

$26,821

*Direct Cost based on 2023-2024 Tuition Rates and Mandatory Fees (i.e., SGA Fee - $25.00). See Tuition Rates 2023-2024 for the different rates.

**There is an origination fee of 1.057% for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans, which is taken out of the loan before funds are disbursed to your student account. The amount listed above is the average fee for students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any). Federal Plus loan fees are actual and added at time application is received.

***Living Expenses for Worldwide students (no institutionally owned/operated housing available) — the same living expense amounts are used for civilian students and dependent students in all living arrangements and dependency statuses. The living expense component for students receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will only include an allowance for food.

This table can help you estimate your tuition payout. These rates are for most United States and international Worldwide locations and Worldwide Online.

Course Level Military Cost Per Credit Hour* Civilian Cost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate $250.00 $485.00
Master's $675.00 $806.00
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering $806.00 $806.00
Master of Science in Airworthiness Engineering $806.00 $806.00
Master of Systems Engineering $806.00 $806.00
Master of Science in Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems Engineering $806.00 $806.00
Master of Space Operations $806.00 $806.00
MBAA - Airline Management (IATA) $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Undergraduate Study Abroad $250.00 $485.00
Master's Study Abroad $675.00 $806.00
Undergraduate Co-Ops and Internships $250.00 $485.00
Master's Co-Ops and Internships $675.00 $806.00
Applied Information Technology (AIT) Certificate Program $485.00
Dual Enrollment - Online $250.00
Undergraduate Individual Tutorials** $700.00 $700.00
Master's Individual Tutorials** $950.00 $950.00

* Note: Military rate applies to all U.S. service members on active duty or in the reserves or National Guard in a drilling status, as well as spouses of any age and dependents age 26 and under.

** Note: An individual tutorial may be offered to a student who requires a class when a full class is not available. Individual tutorials are not subject to military discount rates. Rates for individual tutorials may vary.

Each student's cost of attendance is made up of both direct and indirect costs* and is also used to determine financial aid eligibilityAdditional fees may apply to some students as each student’s situation is different.

In addition, all tuition amounts and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors. Finally, please note that fee amounts billed for any period may be adjusted at a future date.

Mandatory Fees

Charged to all registered students regardless of modality or class mode:

  • $25: Student Government Association (SGA) fee per academic year
  • $100: Undergraduate/Master's Graduation Fee (non-refundable)

User Fees

  • $50: Application Fee (nonrefundable)
  • $25: Late Registration Fee
  • $15: Transcript Fee (includes service charge)**
  • $60: Duplicate Diploma)
  • $60: Previously Earned Diploma
  • 2.95% or $3.00 minimum of Transaction: Credit Card/Online Debit Card Transaction Fee

*Direct costs are billed through the university and include tuition and fees.

*Indirect costs are not billed through the university but are optional; these out-of-pocket expenses are room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and personal expenses.

**Credit card/online debit card transaction fee does not apply to transcript orders.

It is never too early to start planning for college. Saving money, learning about financial aid, and budgeting for your life as a student are all part of the process. Below is a list of some tools and sources of information that you might find helpful before, during and after you go to college.

Embry-Riddle-Worldwide provides the Net Price Calculator as a valuable tool for students and families to financially plan for their education. This online tool will help estimate the amount of financial aid you could be offered and the net amount you may be expected to pay toward the cost of attending Embry-Riddle Worldwide. Upon completion, you will receive a personalized estimate of your family’s net cost after taking your projected financial aid into account. Your summary will provide you with an estimated overview of your potential university scholarships, federal aid, and estimated costs.

Before you begin, it would be helpful to have these items available:

  • Student and Parent Income Tax Returns
  • Earnings Statements (W2 Forms, Recent Paycheck Stubs)

Please note: In order to receive an official financial aid package, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Net Price Calculator results are based on the current year costs and student aid eligibility requirements. Future costs and financial aid estimates are subject to change. Results of the calculator are not guaranteed and the accuracy of your estimated Financial Aid is based on the accuracy of the information you provide on your FAFSA.

Estimate your Financial Aid with the Net Price Calculator.

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