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At LIM College, you’ll receive an exceptional private education that provides you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to make your mark in the business of fashion. With small classes and a specialized curriculum focused on hands-on experience, LIM College is your career partner for life.

LIM College Tuition 2018-2019 vs National Average

Our 2018-2019 tuition and fees are 25% lower than the national average for private 4-year colleges. 
(Source: The College Board) Trends in College Pricing 2019)

2020-2021 Academic Year

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

2020-21 Academic Year

Full-time Student Tuition & Fees

The figures below do not include meals, books or transportation. See next section for Cost of Attendance.

Expense Per Semester (fall and spring) Cost
Tuition (Flat-fee, 12-19 credits) $13,968
Enrollment deposit for new accepted students (non-refundable) $400
Undergraduate Comprehensive Fee $410
Each Additional Credit Above Maximum Load (19 credits) $927
Zero-credit Course $650
Independent Study (per credit) $927
Student Accident and Sickness Insurance (click here for plan information)  $2,000
International Student Visa Maintenance Fee (fall and spring only) $500
Housing (1760 Residence Hall) $8,673

*Not a comprehensive list of fees. For a full list of all fees, please see the College Catalog.

Part-Time Student Tuition & Fees (Less than 12 Credits per semester)
Expense Cost
Tuition per Credit $927
Registration Fee $50
Undergraduate Comprehensive Fee $205
Zero-Credit Course $650

 

Summer 2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Costs 
EXPENSE COST
Tuition $773 per credit
Zero-credit courses $600
Independent Study Courses $772 per credit
Registration Fee $50 (non-refundable)
Summer Housing $1,575 per session

 

Graduate Tuition & Fees

2020-21 Academic Year

Full-time program (for on-campus study only) 

The figures below do not include meals, books or transportation. See next section for Cost of Attendance.

Expense Per Semester COST
Tuition (based on 12 credits at $1,010 per credit) $12,120
Graduate Comprehensive Fee $200
International Student Visa Maintenance Fee $500
International Graduate Student Fee $350
Student Accident and Sickness Insurance (click here for plan information)  $2,000
Housing (1760 Residence Hall) $8,673

Online Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

2020-21 Academic Year

Full-time Online Undergraduate program costs by semester (for online study only) based on 12 credits*
EXPENSE COST
Tuition Per Semester (12 credits per semester, 6 credits per module, at a per-credit rate of $580 ($927 per credit less a $347 per credit discount)) $6,960
Undergraduate Comprehensive Fees Per Semester ($100 per module) $200
Books & Supplies Per Semester $360

*Subject to change

Online Graduate Tuition & Fees

2020-21 Academic Year

Full-time program online
EXPENSE COST
Tuition (12 credits at $1,010 per credit)  $12,120
Graduate Comprehensive Fees $200
Books & Supplies $360

Cost of Attendance

2020 - 2021 FALL & SPRING UNDERGRADUATE

ESTIMATED BUDGET FOR NINE MONTHS

Resident Student

Expense One Semester Two Semesters
Tuition $13,968 $27,936
Fees $410 $820
Room $8,673 $17,346
Board (Meals) $2,000 $4,000
Transportation $600 $1,200
Personal Expenses $750 $1,500
Books and Supplies $450 $900
Total $26,851 $53,702

*fees subject to change 

Commuter Student

Expense One Semester Two Semesters
Tuition $13,968 $27,936
Fees $410 $820
Transportation $1,000 $2,000
Personal Expenses $750 $1,500
Books and Supplies $450 $900
Commuter Home Expenses $1,125 $2,250
Total $17,703 $35,406

*fees subject to change  

Off-Campus Apartment

Expense One Semester Two Semesters
Tuition $13,968 $27,936
Fees $410 $820
Room $5,850 $11,700
Board (Meals) $2,000 $4,000
Transportation $600 $1,200
Personal Expenses $750 $1,500
Books and Supplies $450 $900
Total $24,028 $48,056

*fees subject to change  

2020 - 2021 FALL & SPRING GRADUATE
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (MPS)

Estimated Budget for Three Semesters and 30 Credits

Off-campus Study

Expense Cost
Tuition & Fees $30,300
Room** $9,600 - $18,000
Board $4,800
Transportation $2,400
Personal Expenses $2,400
Books and Supplies $1,200
Total $50,700 - $59,100
(depending on housing)

*fees subject to change 

**The off-campus apartment budget assumes that most students need a minimum of $800 per month for rent based on the average amount that most pay in a shared apartment. Students in off-campus apartments are required to provide a copy of their lease to verify their monthly rent if they intend to use loan funds to cover their living expenses. The maximum housing allowance is $1,500 per month.

In order to be eligible to have the indirect costs of housing, food and personal expenses included in the cost of attendance for the purpose of determining maximum loan amounts, a student must be relocating to the area or ceasing current level of employment (full-time or part-time). In other words, students who are not incurring these living expenses as a cost specifically associated with the decision to enroll in the MPS program are limited to borrowing educational loans for tuition, books, supplies, and transportation. Students who are enrolled in the LIM College Student Health Insurance policy are eligible to include that expense in their cost of attendance should they choose to. All requests to borrow for indirect costs must be made in writing on the Indirect Costs Request form and eligibility are verified by a Student Financial Services counselor (212-752-1530 ext 389 / sfs@limcollege.edu).

Financial
Aid

We strive to provide top education and career building experience at an affordable rate for you and your family. Every student has access to financial aid through LIM College, federal and state loans, and many other awards. 

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94% of LIM College’s Class of 2019 who sought employment after graduation secured positions throughout the fashion and related industries.

Secure
Your Spot

LIM College offers several options for making payments toward your tuition and costs.

Check Payments

Make a payment using a personal check, money order or cash in person or via mail. Do not mail cash. Make all check payments payable to LIM College and mail to:

LIM College
Office of Student Financial Services
12 East 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022

Online Payments

Sign up for the monthly payment plan offered by Nelnet Business Solutions (service charge applies).

Payment Plan Instruction Flyer
Undergraduate student payment plan.
Graduate student payment plan
Watch the payment plan tutorial video (the process is nearly identical for Undergraduate and Graduate students)

 

International Wire Transfers

LIM College does not accept direct wire transfers
LIM College has partnered with Flywire in order to streamline the process of international payments. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency. To get started, click or go to: limcollege.flywire.com to begin the payment process. If you have questions about making an international payment, visit Flywire.com/help.

Undergraduate
Cost Due Dates

May 1 — Priority enrollment deposit deadline for incoming students

July 27 – Fall 2020 semester tuition and fees payment deadline

September 30 - Insurance waiver deadline for students who begin in fall 2020

November 30 – Spring 2021 semester tuition and fees payment deadline

January 29 - Insurance waiver deadline for students who begin in spring 2021

 

Additional
Resources

Freshmen Net Price Calculator
Withdrawal Policies and Tuition Refunds