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Cost of attendance expense categories

Cost of attendance is based on five expense categories.


Tuition and fees are determined by the University Board of Regents each July. Tuition figures are based on the University’s 13-credit policy

This figure is based on how much a typical full-time student would need to spend on books, paper, and other academic supplies in order to complete an average credit load. 

The estimated room and board figures vary based on living situation (e.g., in a University residence hall or at home with family).

This figure is based on the cost of using public transportation for a typical student. The University does not include a personal vehicle in its estimated cost figure.

The figures for this category include things like toiletries, laundry, and clothing.

If you have expenses that are not taken into account in the standard budget, you may submit a cost of attendance appeal form. Your budget will be reviewed and your financial aid eligibility will be re-evaluated.