Communities & Organizations in NYC: Financial Information

Course fees and estimated additional costs for the Communities & Organizations in NYC Program are outlined below, as is information about scholarships that can be applied towards the program costs.


Communities & Organizations in NYC program applicants are encouraged to apply for SMC Scholarships.
A recent survey conducted by Diamond Edge Communications found that just 36% of students applied for scholarships for study away! Don’t miss out on the opportunities that exist to help you fund these experiences!  The next set of scholarships are available to Temple University students and can be used for study away program expenses.

Temple University and SMC Scholarships

Other relevant scholarships:

Additional Financial Resources

Student Financial Services and Study Away – information specifically for study away/abroad.

Tuition and Fees

Per university policy, Temple students will be charged their home school tuition regardless of participation in a program offered through the School of Media and Communication. See the Bursar’s website to calculate your tuition rate.

Tuition for full-time students (6-10 credits)*
PA state residents: $3,624 – $6,040*
Out-of-state residents: $5,526 – $9,210*

Graduate Tuition
PA state residents: $865 per credit hour*
Out-of-state residents: $1,163 per credit hour*

* Please note that the tuition rates listed above are simply an example of the applicable tuition rates for a student whose home school is the School of Media and Communication. All students are strongly encouraged to calculate their individual tuition rate.

University Services Fee: $132-$173

Estimate Totals for Billed Expenses (for undergraduate SMC students):
PA State Residents: $4,031 – $6,488
Out-of-State Residents: $5,933 – $9,658

** Tuition fees includes all program related trips and excursions (during class on Saturday), which are described in greater detail on the Student Life page here and do not include housing or meals, but kitchen facilities may be available depending upon where students independently arrange to live.  The tuition fee inclusions and options for housing can also be found on the same page.

Included in the Tuition and Program Fee:

  • Two to Three SMC courses, including an internship/experience, with a focus on the institutions and communities in New York City (6-10 credits)
  • Group field trips in and around New York City and entry to approximately twelve museums and sites
  • An orientation session and a tour of the city

Other Estimated Costs:

  • University Services Fee: up to $173
  • Metrocard for NYC subways: $250  You can find pricing here for unlimited ride monthly passes.
  • Meals $1,000: This will vary depending on style of living.
  • Daily Expenses: This will vary depending on style of living and housing location: $1,000-$2,000
  • Roundtrip train from Philadelphia (Amtrak): $100/trip