Cost of Attendance Award Budgets – Undergraduate

What is the Cost of Attendance (COA)?

The COA is an estimate of a students educational expenses for the period of enrollment. The cost of attendance budget is the foundation for establishing a student’s financial need as it sets a limit on the total financial aid a student may receive. This is for the purpose of awarding grants, institutional and campus based aid, federal and private loans, and any other outside resources a student might receive. Students must be enrolled at least half-time and only those credits required for degree completion are eligible for financial aid. Students who have completed their degree requirements are no longer eligible to receive aid.

The following is an explanation of the COA budget components below:

  • Tuition and fees: these are average costs used to determine the maximum amount of aid for which you may be eligible. Actual tuition costs associated with your program of enrollment are provided by the Business Office.
  • Living expenses: the living expense allowance is based on reasonable allowable for a student’s room and board.  Students living with at home w/parents have an adjusted living expense budget.
  • Books & Supplies: books and supplies are based on required costs for your program of enrollment.
  • Fees:  transportation, loan fees, miscellaneous expenses

2017-2018 COA Award Budgets – Undergraduate

Estimated tuition based on $225 per credit. All students with modified curriculum layouts are subject to cost of attendance budget revisions in order to align course load requirements with appropriate aid eligibility.


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DEPENDENT STUDENT Housing costs excluded
BS in Integrative Health Science - BSiHS16$10,800$330$1,100$5,688$17,918
BS in Nutrition - BScN3 term (9 month)
BS in Integrative Health Science - BSiHS16$10,800$330$1,100$23,418$35,648
BS in Nutrition - BScN3 term (9 month)

Living Expense Breakdown by Month

Living Expenses

Cost Per Month


Housing (Rent/Mortgage)$1,240Housing
Utilities$ 330Phone $50, Electricity $150, Water/Sewer $90, Garbage $40
Transportation$ 300$75 per week fuel/mass transit
Food$ 400$100 per week
Personal$ 332$83 per week miscellaneous expenses