Costs listed on this page reflect the academic year (fall and spring). Additional costs can be viewed on the Student Financial Services page in ERNIE (login required).

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All students are automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships upon acceptance. Additional consideration for need-based aid is available upon filing the FAFSA.

Academic Year 2024-25

Budget Component On-Campus Costs Off-Campus Costs At-Home Costs
Tuition* (Block rate includes 12-16 credit hours) $42,408 $42,408 $42,408
Fees** (SGA, Facilities, Technology and Health Services) $1,566 $1,566 $1,566
Housing $8,900 $15,798 $3,950
Food $6,028 $4,654 $3,878
Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Transportation $1,600 $2,780 $1,180
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,880 $1,880 $1,880
Federal Student Loan Fees $40 $40 $40
Total $63,672 $70,376 $56,152

* The per-credit-hour rate is $1,767.
** Additional $175 added for Freshman Orientation.
** Additional $624 added for Engineering students.
** Additional $400 added for UAS students (minors receive fee when enrolled in UAS classes).
** Flight costs are charged separately on a pay-as-you-go-basis. See below.
** There may be additional costs for lab fees.

Master's Degree

Budget Component Off-Campus Costs
Tuition* (Based on 6 credit hours enrollment) $21,204
Fees** (SGA, Facilities, Technology and Health Services) $1,566
Housing $12,718
Food $4,654
Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment $1,250
Transportation $2,780
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,880
Federal Student Loan Fees $178
Total $46,230

* The per-credit-hour rate is $1,767.
** There may be additional costs for lab fees.

Flight Student Estimated Cost

Individual students can expect to pay between $60,000-$80,000 throughout their time in the flight program to acquire all of their desired ratings. More information on flight costs can be found below under "Flight Student Estimated Cost."

Undergraduate Students

Budget Component Standard On-Campus Costs
Tuition* and Fees** $43,974
Housing and Food $14,928
Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment $1,250
Total $60,152

* The undergraduate per-credit-hour rate is $1,767.
** Additional $175 added for Freshman Orientation.
** Additional $624 added for Engineering students.
** Additional $400 added for UAS students (minors receive fee when enrolled in UAS classes).
** Flight costs are charged separately on a pay-as-you-go basis. See below.
** There may be additional costs for lab fees.


Graduate Students

Budget Component Master's Off-Campus Costs
Tuition* and Fees** $22,770
Housing and Food $17,372
Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment $1,250
Total $41,392

* The per-credit-hour rate is $1,767.
* Graduate tuition is based on 6 credit hours enrollment.
** There may be additional costs for lab fees.

Additional Resources

Housing and food estimates are based on the 250 Block meal plan, which is required of first-year students at a cost of $3,401 per semester, and housing in a first-year residence hall at the rate of $4,450 per semester.

Students at the residential campuses should factor housing costs as part of the cost of attendance whether they live on or off campus.

All first-year students are required to live on campus for the first academic year. Transfer students who are 21 years of age or older on or before September 1 of their year of entry to the University are not required to live on campus but may request to live on campus if space is available. Please reference the catalog for the complete housing policy and exemptions.

Item Semester Year
Housing $4,450 $8,900
Food $3,014 $6,028
Total $7,464 $14,928

Direct Costs are charges billed to your student account each semester and include tuition, fees, campus housing and dining plan/food.

Indirect Costs are an estimate of additional funds needed. You should allow for expenses such as books, supplies, personal hygiene, laundry and transportation. Although these expenses may be covered by financial aid, we do not recommend borrowing for them unless no other funds are available.

Net Direct Costs are determined by subtracting your annual financial aid awards from the estimated direct costs. These costs may be covered through external scholarships, a Federal Parent Loan (PLUS), a private loan and/or our payment plan.

Estimated Indirect Costs (actual amounts may vary based on individual circumstances):

  • Books and Supplies: $1,250
  • Transportation: $1,600
  • Miscellaneous: $1,880

Total Estimated Indirect Costs: $4,730

Mandatory Fees per semester include:

  • $100: Student Government Association (SGA) fee (subject to change)
  • $192: Health Services fee*
  • $331: Technology fee
  • $160: Facilities fee
  • $175: Orientation fee (one-time fee)
  • $125: International Student Service fee per semester (International Students only)

Program, Course and Lab Fees:

  • $312: College of Engineering Program students
  • $333: ATC AS Fee
  • $400: UAS Lab Fee — UAS students and minors receive fee when enrolled in UAS classes.

Fees are charged to all Engineering or UAS students regardless of modality or class mode.

Total: $958 for the fall semester, $783 for the spring semester ($1,566 for the academic year [two semesters]) for Domestic Students

Total: $1,083 for the fall semester, $908 per spring semester ($1,991 for the academic year [two semesters]) for International Students

* In addition to the mandatory health services fee, both Undergraduate and Graduate students will be required to carry University-sponsored health insurance unless a waiver is submitted and approved. Health insurance premiums for 2022-2023 are $1,696 for the year (8/16/22-8/15/23) or $1,055 for Spring 2023 (1/1/23-8/15/23). Costs for 2023-2024 will be posted when they become available. Find more on student health insurance here.

Flight Instruction at Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle's flight program is designed to allow students to earn their ratings in three years (unlike many other schools). Embry-Riddle also lobbied Congress to allow its students to receive a restricted ATP with 500 less hours than the FAA-mandated 1,500 hours, allowing our students to be years ahead of others in their career field. Students pay after each flight activity and costs vary by student ability, flight ratings being pursued, and other factors. Flight training takes place in state-of-the-art aircraft — Cessna 172s and Diamond DA42s — with Garmin G1000 glass cockpits and ADS-B real-time radar. Additional flight training takes place in the Cessna 182RG and the Cessna 152s utilized by Golden Eagle Flight Team.

U.S. Citizens

Although you may apply for admission at any time, we urge you to do so early. U.S. citizens and permanent residents should apply at least 60 days prior to the beginning of classes for the semester of application.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply at least 90 days prior to the beginning of classes for the semester of application.

How do I pay for flight training?

After completing the training session, you may pay for your session online through the Education and Training Administration (ETA) system. You may pay with a credit card, debit card or with your Flight Account. The Flight Account is a prepaid deposit account where account funds are accessible to pay for flight activities only. Remember, any combination of these payment methods may be used at any time.

Fixed Wing Flight Fees

All course estimates for flight courses are based on minimum course requirements. Because each student will advance based on their own individual flying proficiency during each phase of their training, students are encouraged to budget additional funds to account for individual progress.

In addition to their academic credit hour tuition costs, flight students should budget between $20,000-$30,000 per academic year while they are actively flying. It is imperative that students have sufficient funds available to start and complete flight courses. This ensures continuity of training  and helps to avoid additional flight costs.

It is also highly recommended that students plan to fly a minimum of one complete summer semester during their tenure. Required flight courses are listed on the next page. When students successfully complete all required courses they will have Commercial and Multi-Engine Instrument ratings and will have gained over 190 hours of aeronautical experience.

Hourly Aircraft Rates Aircraft Cost (w/o fuel) Estimated Fuel Cost Estimated Total Cost Solo Estimated Total Cost Dual
Cessna 172 $144 $54 $198 $274
Diamond DA42NG $310 $58 $368 $444
Cessna 182 $141 $75 $216 $292
Decathlon $135 $54 $189 $265
Flight/Ground Instruction per Hour $76

Note: Market price in 23-24 for fuel is $6.25/gallon for Avgas and $5.30/gallon for Jet A.

Hourly Flight Training Device Rates
Solo Dual
Advanced Aviation Training Device Single C172 $100 $176
Advanced Aviation Training Device DA42NG $144 $221
Frasca C-172 RTD AATD
$75 $151
Required Flight Course Minimum Costs
Course Description Cost
FA 121 Private Single-Engine Flight $18,200*
FA 221 Instrument Single-Engine Flight $13,100*
FA 321 Commercial Single-Engine Flight $15,500*
FA 323 Commercial Multi-Engine Add-On $17,100*
Elective Flight Course Minimum Costs
Course Description Cost
FA 215 Extreme Altitude Recovery $7,400*
FA 326 Commercial Single-Engine Add-On $7,100*
FA 421 Flight Training Methods and Curriculum Analysis $16,700*
FA 420 Airline Flight Crew Techniques and Procedures $5,570

Note: Flight Cost Estimates are based on minimum course requirements for completion using an average fuel price as indicated above. Fuel is charged at Embry-Riddle's cost. Students are encouraged to budget additional funds to account for individual progress.

*These flight course costs are subject to change.

Tuition and Fees for 5 Classes: $13,420
Room and Board: $12,527
Books: $500
Total: $26,447

About Estimated Costs

The estimated costs above 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 (ERAU) 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 ERAU at that time as well as to incoming students.

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.

Please note: Payment is due by the payment deadline in advance of the first day of classes. For more on deadlines, how to submit payments, and payment plan options, visit the Cashier's Office page.

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