A student enrolled in 2005 was obligated to pay 542,400 yen (estimated total of the admission fee of 282,000 yen and tuition for the first semester of 260,400 yen) upon registration.
Thereafter, 260,400 yen (estimated) was required as tuition for each semester.
Tohoku University does not charge either a facility maintenance fee or an experiment and training fee, which are required at most private universities.
A student is obligated to buy textbooks in April and October, which cost about 10,000?20,000 yen in the case of the Mathematical Institute.
Admission fee exemptions might be applied in cases of financial problems such as loss of support or suffering of storm or flood damage.
In addition, tuition exemption might apply to students with simultaneous excellent school records and financial difficulties.
Scholarships are awarded to some students, such as a scholarship loan by Japan Student Services Organization (e.g. the Japan Scholarship Foundation)
and scholarship benefits and loans by local public organizations or private scholarship foundations.
the Tohoku University website for additional information.