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Summer 2014 / Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 Estimated Costs

Please note that all financial aid, including Emerson grants and scholarships will transfer to a fall or spring semester in Los Angeles. Currently there is no institutional aid for undergraduate students in summer programs.

Summer 2014 *Estimated Costs

Estimated Cost–Summer students must register for a minimum of 8 credits and a maximum of 12 credits

Undergraduate (8–12 credits) $730 per credit
Graduate Full-Time (8-12 credits) $1,096* per credit
Room (price includes $1,087 in board bucks, which amounts to $17/day) and a parking spot in the ELA underground garage  Single Room $5,380
Double Room $4,880
*Room price includes $1,037 in Board Bucks* - THERE is NO REFUND of unused board bucks, room price also includes a parking spot in the ELA underground garage
Los Angeles Center Summer Activity Fee $150*
Registration Fee $30*

*Summer students must have a health insurance plan that covers them in CA while enrolled in the program. If your current plan does not provide coverage in CA, please research a plan that does. If you wish to purchase Emerson’s Student Health Insurance Plan (provides coverage from May 1, 2014–August 14, 2014), Please email bills@emerson.edu to sign up for EC Aetna Summer Health Plan. The cost is $455 for undergraduates and $676 for grad students.

Estimated UNDERGRADUATE summer charges for a student living in a double room, and taking 8 credits. *DOES NOT INCLUDE HEALTH INSURANCE. $ 10,900

Fall 2014 *Estimated Costs* (final costs to be determined summer 2014)

Tuition (16 credits) Full-time (12–16 credits) $17,536*
Room Single Room $7,508*
Double Room $7,258*
Room prices include $1800 in Board Bucks* - THERE is NO REFUND of unused board bucks
Health InsuranceFull Year If your current plan covers you in California, you can waive the insurance and deduct the cost from your bill. Please go to Health Insurance Waiver Form on the website to fill it out. (8/15/2014–8/14/2015) Undergraduate $1,566*
Graduate $2,330*
Undergraduate Student Services Fee (includes Student Government Association Fee, Commencement Fee, and Registration Fee) $141*

Parking Plan (includes cost of parking your car in the ELA underground garage for the semester).

You can opt out of the parking plan by emailing la@emerson.edu. Simply state your name and tell us you want to opt out.

$505
Los Angeles Center Orientation Fee $35*
Cost for an undergrad student taking 12–16 credits, keeping the EC health insurance plan, parking a car in the underground garage and living in a single room $27,291*

SPRING 2015 *Estimated Costs

Tuition (16 credits) Full-time (12–16 credits) undergraduate $17,536
Room Single Room $7,508*
Double Room $7,258*
*Room prices include $1800 in Board Bucks* - THERE is NO REFUND of unused board bucks
Health Insurance—Spring Only Plan If your current plan does not cover you in California, you can purchase the EC Aetna Student Health Plan for Spring Undergraduate EC spring insurance plan estimated at $970 (1/1/15–8/14/15)
Graduate EC spring insurance plan estimated at $1,443 (1/1/15–8/14/15)
Undergraduate Student Services Fee (includes Student Government Association Fee, Commencement Fee, and Registration Fee) $141

Parking Plan (includes cost of parking your car in the ELA underground garage for the semester–approximately $5.00 per day)

You can opt out of the parking plan by emailing la@emerson.edu. Simply state your name and tell us you want to opt out.

$505
ELA Orientation Fee $35
Cost for an undergrad student taking 12–16 credits and living in a single room $25,725

Additional Expenses

  • Meal Service: The spring and fall housing cost includes $1800 in Board Bucks. There is no dining hall service at Emerson Los Angeles. Students will be able to use $1800 in board bucks at the Emerson Cafe, located in the complex, or at neighborhood restaurants. Students can also purchase groceries and cook meals in the common kitchen on the 5th floor. If students want to cook meals, they will have to purchase pots, pans, dishes, etc.
  • Travel Costs: Students are responsible for arranging their travel to/from Los Angeles.
  • Spending Money: For entertainment and personal travel. Costs vary by personal spending habits.
  • Car Rental: Most students will bring or rent a car for the term. Car rentals start at $570 per month, depending on the renter’s age and insurance requirements.
  • Auto Insurance: Students who drive in California are obligated to carry the minimum California State auto insurance requirement.
  • Health Insurance Coverage: MA and CA State Law require health insurance coverage. Participants in the ELA Program must have an insurance plan that provides coverage in California. If you feel your current insurance is not adequate, please research a plan that is. Please view the mandatory health requirements on this page.

For additional information, call 617-824-8567 or email la@emerson.edu.