Financial Responsibilities

The Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services require that  international (F-1) students and their dependents have sufficient funds to cover educational and living expenses for the duration of their studies in the United States. Those funds include tuition, health insurance, books/eBooks, and living expenses.

Students in F-1 immigration status have to maintain their immigration status. One important element of maintaining your immigration status is to pay tuition on time so that you can register for the next term.

Students who consider to start in the summer term have to keep in mind that this is the only possible break term. If you start in Summer, you will need to be academically and financially prepared to enroll for three subsequent terms.

The fee structure at Franklin University is based on the number of credit hours in which students enroll, with most international students enrolling in 12 undergraduate or 8 graduate credits each term.

For example, expenses per term for an undergraduate student in Business Administration could be calculated as below:

Tuition (12 credit hours x $509) $6,108
Health insurance (obligatory for F-1 students) $460
Initial registration fee $50
Books&Supplies $360
$ 6,972

There are three terms at Franklin University (summer, fall, winter). More detailed information about the fee structure is available at

Annual estimated tuition and expense information is available on our Financial Sponsorship Form.

Remember, tuition is due the first day of your classes!

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