Cost of attendance (coa)

Cost of attendance (COA) is the average annual cost to attend a college or university. It includes tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, and other expenses. COA is used to calculate how much financial aid a student is eligible for, based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA.  

Cost of attendance includes both direct costs and indirect expenses:

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