The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate for educational related expenses for a single person for the nine month academic period established by the University. The COA is based on federal guidelines and is utilized to determine a student's eligibility for financial aid. Listed below is the estimated COA for the 2013-2014 academic year which will be used for budgeting purposes. Please note that the COA is updated annually (March) and does not include summer enrollment, housing or anticipated expenses for spouses and dependents.
(Currently, $1,500 per credit hour for the 2014-2015 academic year). This total cost per credit hour of $1,500 assumes that a student registers for a course load of 30 credit hours needed to complete the program. Please note that fellowship applies to tuition cost only, and tuition is updated in March each year.
This fee entitles a student to use the supplementary services of the university library, certain computer services, data and voice hookups, Educational Resources and Counseling, and other academic support services. The cost of the Academic Support Service fee is $100 per credit hour.
A mandatory university fee of $320 per semester for all full-time students which covers usage costs of the Student Health Center on campus. The total Health Center Fee is $640 for the year.
There are two separate mandatory University fees. The Student Activity fee of $120 per semester, entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly student newspaper, admission to intercollegiate athletic events, movies, concerts and lectures. The Reily Center Fee of $150 per semester covers membership at the fitness center.The two fees combined are $540 for the year.
Estimated budget for rent, utilities and meals for a nine month period of enrollment for a single student.
Students may request that the cost of a new computer (with other specific allowable expenses) up to $2,500 be added to their budget as outlined in the "Financial Aid Policy for Inclusion of Computer Cost in a Student's Cost of Attendance." Please refer to the Financial Aid website for specifics to allow this one-time expense.
All full-time students are required to have adequate health insurance (equal to or greater than the university health insurance plan). Students may opt out of the university plan, by providing proof of alternate health insurance coverage to the university. Currently, premiums are billed in the amount of $1,253.50 per semester for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students whose program begins in the summer will also be required to carry adequate health insurance. Please note that the 2014-2015 insurance policy may differ due to recent health care reform, and the new plan and premiums are announced by the Student Health Center.
Estimated cost for local transportation during the nine month period of enrollment.
Estimated cost for first year of program for books and supplies.
Estimated amount for other essential expenses during the nine month period of enrollment.