Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it should cost a student to go to school for a specified period. It includes estimates of tuition and fees, room and board, allowances for books and supplies, transportation, etc. The Financial Aid Office surveys a sample of students every 2-3 years to help estimate costs accurately. In addition, estimated room and board cost is calculated using housing data from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and food plans from the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Students and their families are expected to make a reasonable effort to assist in financing educational expenses. Financial aid assistance and other sources should be viewed as a supplement to the efforts of the family/student. The Financial Aid Office can not award over a student's COA.
Cost of Attendance is listed on the award page of Banner Student Web.