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Cost of Attendance 2015-2016

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate for educational related expenses for a single person for the eleven month academic period of enrollment 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 2015-2016 academic year which will be used for budgeting purposes. Please note that the COA is updated annually (March) and does not include anticipated expenses for spouses and dependents

Freeman School Tuition and the Academic Support Services Fee

(Currently, $1,550 for tuition and $100 per credit hour for the Academic Support Fee). The total combined cost per credit hour of $1,650 assumes that the student registers for a normally progressing course load of 34 required credit hours per year to complete the program, and is subject to future annual increases based on the University tuition rates


Health Center Fee

A mandatory fee of $320 per semester (fall and spring only) providing for primary health care at the Tulane Student Health Center. It also covers health education programs, drug and alcohol counseling and Tulane Emergency Service (TEMS). The total Health Center Fee is $640 for the year (fall and spring only).


Student Activity Fee and Recreation Center Fee (Fall and Spring)

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 athletic events, movies, concerts and lectures. The Reily Center Fee of $150 per semester covers membership at the Center for fall and spring only. Students may purchase a separate summer membership directly through the Reily Center Membership Office. The two fees combined are $540 for the year (fall and spring only).


Total Tuition and University Fees



Additional Allowable Expenses

(may be included in student loans)

Room & Board

Estimated budget for rent, utilities and meals for an eleven month period of enrollment for a single student.


Computer Allowance

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.


Health Insurance Premium (per academic year, subject to change)

All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the Tulane University Health Plan as required by law. Students may opt out of the university plan, by providing proof of alternate health insurance coverage to the university. The premium is payable in two equal installments in the fall and the spring. Fall coverage may begin early with an additional premium based on the start date.



Estimated cost for local transportation during the eleven month period of enrollment.



Estimated cost for first year of program for books and supplies.



Estimated amount for other essential expenses during the eleven month period of enrollment.


Last Updated 9/9/15
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