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Estimated Study Cost in USA for Pakistani Students

total cost of undergraduate and postgraduate in usa for pakistani students

How much a US university will cost you, is one of the most crucial factors to think about if you want to study in the United States. To make sure you have everything covered, this essential guide breaks down the expense of each component of academic life in the US. 

Please take note that the prices and exchange rates may slightly differ from those displayed here.

Tuition Fees At USA Universities For Pakistani Students

USA universities charge annual tuition fees from the international students ranging from 5000- 50,000 US$. There is a difference in student’s fees when it comes for national and international, as shown in table 


In- State Students 

Out of State Students 

Public four year Universities  

10,000 US$ 

26,290 US$

Private four year Universities  

Private universities charge an average fee of 35000 US$ to both national and international students.

Living Cost For Pakistani Students In USA

The living costs for Pakistani students in the USA can vary depending on various factors such as the city they are residing in, the type of accommodation they choose, and their lifestyle. However, here are some approximate costs:

Pakistani Student’s Accommodation Cost In USA

University towns in the Midwest of the United States typically have lower cost of living than those in the East and North East. The average one bed apartment cost starts from 500US$ in rural area to 3500 US$ in built up city.  

On Campus Apartment Cost To Live In USA

In the US, the average cost of an on-campus dormitory room, including all utilities and housing-related expenses, range from $5,300 to $8,100. The cost will be lowest at two-year public colleges and highest at four-year private non-profit universities.

Other Costs For Students In USA

In addition to accommodation and tuition, there are other costs that Pakistani students studying in the USA should consider. These costs may include:

  • Depending on the rental agreement, utilities may or may not be included in the monthly rent. Electricity may costs about $50 to $100/ month

  • Grocery items cost: 20-70 US$/ week

  • A meal in a restaurant may cost 15 US$

  • A movie ticket may cost 9 US$ 

  • Internet cost can range from 35 – 60 US$/ month

  • Monthly public transport cost can range from 50-60 US$

  • Books and other academic supplies cost could range from 900 – 1200 US$/ year 

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