Cost of Attendance
Cost of attendance (COA) refers to the dollar amount a student will need to pay to matriculate into a college or university. While all higher education institutions have similar types of fees, the ultimate COA per student depends on their circumstances. For instance, the number of credits taken and where the student is living, at home or on campus.
Here is a breakdown of college expenses:
It is common for students to become overwhelmed by the task of calculating their COA. Most institutions will show the estimated total cost for a school year, which can make the COA look like an unattainable amount. However, there are different ways to breakdown the COA at an institution.
Here are some tips to navigate the process: