Tuition & Costs for Graduate Programs


Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid

E-mail Roberta


A student's cost of attendance includes direct costs (payable to the college) and indirect costs (not payable to the college). The following chart details direct costs by graduate program. Additionally, we provide estimated indirect costs that graduate students can expect each year of enrollment at the College.

Tuition and Fees for Incoming Students 2020–2021

Fulltime Tuition Year 1
Part Time per Credit Rate Year 1
Art of Teaching $31,744


Child Development $30,638 $1,468
Child Development, Dual* $49,040 $1,376
Dance $30,466 $1,460
Dance/Movement Therapy $30,644 $1,175
Human Genetics $32,950 $1,083
Theatre $30,466 $1,460
Women's History** $30,466 $1,460
Writing $31,222 $1,632

* Child Development Dual Degree (with NYU MSW) students do not pay Sarah Lawrence tuition in their second or third year of the program.

** Students in the Women’s History/Law program are advised to call the Office of Graduate Studies for additional details at 914.395.2371.

NOTE: Tuition and fees for returning students in 2020-2021 are posted on MySLC.

Fees for All Programs

The following fees apply to all graduate programs during each year of enrollment.

Health Services Fee


Health Insurance
Required unless student can provide evidence of
alternative coverage. Learn more


Matriculation Status Fee
Students on leave from the College who wish to maintain their matriculation status are charged a fee. The fee is $400 per semester.


Personal Expenses (estimated)