Cost of Attendance
In accordance with federal regulations, the Office of Financial Aid calculates an estimated budget that is designed to account for average educational costs associated with attending the university. This estimated budget is called the cost of attendance (COA). Cost of attendance is a collection of direct cost (tuition, books, and fees) and indirect cost (housing, transportation, personal expenses). This results in a student budget and the financial aid of any student cannot exceed that budget or cost of attendance. COA is an estimated number, meaning that individual student costs may vary depending on a variety of factors including housing, the number of enrolled credits, and transportation solutions.
Basis for Student Budgets
The Administrator collects information to prepare standard costs on an annual basis.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are approved by the Board. Tuition and fees for a full-time equivalent status are used in the standard budget.
Books and Supplies
An estimated cost of books and supplies for enrollment.
Housing expenses are divided into two categories: living off-campus, living with parents and/or relatives. These expenses include rent, utilities and any cost associated with housing.
Personal expenses include costs for clothing, toiletries, medical/dental, recreational, child care, and other miscellaneous expenses.
An estimation of transportation costs for students.
|2016-2017 Estimated Cost of Attendance for Full-Time Student|
|Cost of Attendance||International & Non-Residential||Residential (VA, MD, DC) & Online|
|TUITION & FEES|
|Full Time||$ 10,278||$ 13,218||$ 12,660||$ 9,558||$ 9,294||$ 9,294|
|Off Campus||$ 10,000||$ 10,000||$ 10,000||$ 10,000||$ 10,000||$ 10,000|
|Living at Home||$ 4,000||$ 4,000||$ 4,000||$ 4,000||$ 4,000||$ 4,000|
|Off Campus||$ 1,500||$ 1,500||$ 1,500||$ 1,500||$ 1,500||$ 1,500|
|Living at Home||$ 1,500||$ 1,500||$ 1,500||$ 1,500||$ 1,500||$ 1,500|
|Off Campus||$ 3,000||$ 3,000||$ 3,000||$ 3,000||$ 3,000||$ 3,000|
|Living at Home||$ 3,000||$ 3,000||$ 3,000||$ 3,000||$ 3,000||$ 3,000|
|BOOKS & SUPPLIES|
|Estimated Annual Cost||$ 1,200||$ 850||$ 850||$ 1,200||$ 850||$ 850|
**this cost of attendance is an average and can slightly vary due to program specification, enrollment status and individual circumstance