Let me give you a general idea about the cost of pursuing an MS in US.
Tuition/Fee for Masters in the US
First, let’s take a look at how American Universities charge students for education.
School tuition depends on the number of credit hours you take in a semester.
Usually, one course is considered as 3 credit hours (In most of universities). For example, if you attend 3 courses in one semester, it is equivalent to 9 credit hours. Thus you have to pay tuition for the 9 credit hours in the first semester.
Schools with low tuition will charge you less than $6000 per 9 credit hours or per semester.
Schools that charge average tuition would cost you anywhere between 6000 to 7500 per 9 credit hours or per semester. Schools with high tuition rates will cost you over 7500 per 9 credit hours or per semester.
Most of the Schools ask you to take 12 courses to complete the masters degree, which means 12*3 = 36 credit hours. The number of credit hours varies from university to university.
Students have to select well-ranked and low-tuition / fee schools with Assistantships or Fee waivers.
Cost of Living Expenses
You can live in University apartments (on-campus housing) or outside the university.
Indian students usually opt to live in groups. Generally around 4 or 5 people live in a double bedroom apartment.
If you plan to live outside the university, apartment rents will be lower. However, university apartments are usually safer than the outside apartments.
If your university is located in or near a village, living cost (including rent + electricity + food) may go up to $350 per month.
If it is a mid-level town/city, it will go up to $600 per person when you share accommodation.