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The charges common to all classes of students, if two
occupy the same room, are as follows:

Matriculation and library fee,  $25 00 
Room-rent,  15 00 
Contingent deposit,  10 00 
Infirmary fee,  7 50 
Fuel and lights, about  25 00 
Board, including diet, room furniture, and servants'
180 00 
Washing, $1.50 per month—per session,  13 50 
$276 00 

The tuition fees of Academic students attending three
schools (the usual number attended in one session) amount
to $75; of Law students to $80; of students of Civil Engineering
to $90; and of Medical students to $110. Adding
tuition fees to the above estimate of common expenses ($276)
gives the aggregate of the necessary expenses of students,
exclusive of text-books, clothing and pocket money, as

Academic students,  $351 00 
Law students,  356 00 
Engineering students,  366 00 
Medical students,  386 00 


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The following are the fees for the students of Analytical
and Industrial Chemistry:

For the Lecture course, on the applications of Chemistry
to the Arts, the fee is $25, as in other schools.

For the first Laboratory class $50, and an additional
charge of $10 for Laboratory material consumed.

For the second Laboratory class $100, and a charge of $25
for Laboratory material consumed.

For the third Laboratory class (special course for Medical
students) $20, and a charge of $5 for Laboratory material

Each Laboratory student, in whatever course of instruction,
will be required to furnish himself with the more
common and generally necessary articles of apparatus. The
cost of a suitable set need not exceed $15.

All the foregoing items are payable in advance, except
board and washing. One-third ($60) of the board is required
on admission, and the balance in equal instalments at three
and six months thereafter. Washing is paid for monthly, as
the service is rendered.

The contingent deposit is designed to cover any assessments
that may be made against the student during the session
for violation of the rules of the library, damage to
books, room, &c. The residue, less these assessments, which
are generally small, and may be nothing, is refunded to the
student on the settlement of his account at the close of the

There is a well-appointed Infirmary connected with the
University, for the care and comfort of sick students. Every
student, on admission, deposits the Infirmary fee ($7.50),
which entitles him, in case of sickness during the session, to
the advice and attention of the Infirmary physicians (Professors
in the Medical Department), and, if necessary, nursing
by professional nurses, without additional charge.

There are three large boarding-houses within the precincts
of the University, and several outside, but in the immediate
vicinity. At these nearly all the students find accommodations,
and at charges essentially the same. A few find
accommodations in private families, mostly with near relatives
or intimate friends. A few also, for the sake of economy,
mess together and board themselves.

With the exception of a deduction of 20 per cent. in the
tuition fees in favor of those who enter after the 1st of January,


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no abatement is made in the matriculation and tuition
fees and room-rent on account of late entrance, and no portion
of the same is refunded on account of withdrawal before
the close of the session—unless the withdrawal be rendered
necessary by ill health, and occur before the 1st of March.
The charges for board, fuel, lights, and washing, are estimated
from the time of entrance. Many disadvantages to
the student result from late entrance; therefore, prompt
attendance at the beginning of the session is earnestly
enjoined upon all who wish to derive the full benefits of the
courses of instruction.