Cost of Attendance

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The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget developed by the Office of Student Financial Services each year to estimate the expenses a typical student would have during periods of enrollment. The COA includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses. COA’s is used in conjunction with the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA to determine a student’s financial need.

When comparing financial aid packages from other schools, make sure you are comparing the total cost of attending that school, not just the total financial aid awarded. It is important for you to budget and make wise decisions regarding how to utilize the limited financial aid funds you receive. As per federal regulations, students who receive need based aid are not allowed to receive aid that exceeds their COA. This includes federal, state, private, and institutional aid. Students who qualify for non-need based aid only can receive aid that exceeds their Cost of Attendance.

While the COA is an estimated budget used for groups of students, actual tuition and fee information can be found here: Tuition & Fee Schedule 2016-2017

2016-2017 – Cost of Attendance Information

Category Tuition Loan Fees Room & Board Books Transportation Miscellaneous Costs Total
Graduate Student, Full-time Enrollment, Fall & Spring 6360 124 6521 600 913 790 15308
Undergraduate, Main Campus, Living Off-campus, Full-time Enrollment, Fall & Spring 24924 122 6521 1200 1828 1581 36176
Undergraduate, Main Campus, Resident Student, Full-time Enrollment, Fall & Spring 24924 122 10588 1200 1113 1581 39528
Undergraduate, Main Campus, Living with Parent, Full-time Enrollment, Fall & Spring 24924 122 1801 1200 1828 1581 31456