Financial Aid: Cost of Attendance (COA)

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated amount it will cost a student to attend college each year. The COA consists of both direct (fixed) costs such as tuition and fees, as well as indirect (variable) costs, including books, transportation, computer, loan fees, personal expenses, and room and board. Each student's COA will vary depending on their academic program, actual enrolled credit load, residency, and living situation.

The COA, in conjunction with the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), is used to determine a student’s financial need and aid eligibility.