Cost of Attendance

Dependent/Independent/Graduate Student Samples

Our office estimates a standard cost of attendance (or budget) for all students based on their undergraduate/graduate status, residency, and level of enrollment (e.g., full-time, half-time, etc).

Budgets are determined by adding the appropriate figures for tuition and mandatory fees to estimates for room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal (miscellaneous) expenses.

Below are examples of a few types of budgets, shown for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters); one-semester costs can be calculated by dividing the figures in half.

Undergraduate Students living with Parent

2013-2014 Academic Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Room and Board

$   1,862

$    1,862

Books and Supplies

$   1,196

$    1,196

Transportation

$   2,808

$    2,808

Personal

$   2,092

$    2,092

Subtotal

$   7,958

$    7,958

Tuition and Fees

$   5,862

$ 14, 934

Budget

$ 13,820

$  22,892

Undergraduate Students living off campus

2013-2014 Academic Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Room and Board

$   7,004

$   7,004

Books and Supplies

$   1,196

$   1,196

Transportation

$   2,808

$   2,808

Personal

$   2,092

$   2,092

Subtotal

$ 13,100

$ 13,100

Tuition and Fees

$   5,862

$ 15,538

Budget

$ 18,962

$ 28,638

Our office uses different budgets for undergraduate students attending less than halftime.

Graduate Students

2013-2014 Academic Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Room and Board

$   7,004

$   7,004

Books and Supplies

$   1,386

$   1,386

Transportation

$   2,808

$   2,808

Personal

$   2,092

$   2,092

Subtotal

$ 13,290

$ 13,290

Tuition and Fees

$   6,184

$ 13,820

Budget

$ 19,474

$ 27,110

Our office uses different budgets for graduate students attending less than halftime, as well as for MBA, MPM, and NURSING