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Cost of Attendance

Terms to Know

Your financial aid offer is based on your COA. Each student may log into AP OneStop to view their COA, as well as actual charges once the billing cycle for the term has begun. Use our Estimated Cost Calculator to estimate charges for a future semester.

The COA is based on criteria such as undergraduate or graduate, in-state or out-of-state status for tuition and fees purposes, books and supplies, and living on campus, with parents, or elsewhere. Housing status is based on FAFSA responses. Therefore, if your housing status changes from your initial FAFSA response, you may need to update your FAFSA answer. Please note, changing any response on the FAFSA may result in you being selected for Verification. The University uses rules established by the federal government when determining COA.

All students are initially packaged with a full-time COA. COA's are recalculated according to actual enrollment beginning one week prior to memo of aid. It is then recalculated daily until the first day of class and again at the census date. If you are not enrolled full-time on any recalculation date, your financial aid may be reduced and a billing created to your student account.

Example Undergraduate Student COA for Full-Time:

In-State Tuition & Fees Room & Board Books Transportation Personal Total
Dependent students living with parents/guardian $8,824 $3,680 $1,250 $1,256 $2,214 $17,224
Dependent students living on campus $8,824 $10,968 $1,250 $1,256 $2,214 $24,512
Active duty military $8,824 $3,680 $1,250 $1,256 $2,214 $17,224
Independent / Living off campus $8,824 $12,388 $1,250 $1,256 $1,107 $25,932


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees Room & Board Books Transportation Personal Total
Dependent student living with parent / guardian $14,478 $3,680 $1,250 $1,756 $2,214 $23,378
Dependent student living on campus $14,478 $10,968 $1,250 $1,756 $2,214 $30,666
Active duty military $14,478 $3,680 $1,250 $1,756 $2,214 $23,378
Independent / Living off campus $14,478 $12,388 $1,250 $1,756 $2,214 $32,086

As an overview:

  Cost of Attendance (COA)
- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
= Financial Need
- Other Aid
= Federal & State Financial Aid Eligibility


Budget Increase Request

Students cannot borrow loans or receive financial aid in excess of their COA. If you have not received your maximum award due to meeting your budget, you may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to complete a Request for Budget Increase. COA's can only be approved for several reasons, such as a computer purchase, child care expenses, extra tuition/course-related costs, etc.