Financial planning is a major factor in making a successful transition into a health profession or graduate/professional program. The “Cost of Attendance”, sometimes referred to as “Student Budgets”, is designed to provide students with an accurate projection of reasonable educational costs.  The Student Financial Aid Office computes a total “Cost of Attendance” figure or “Budget” based on the required direct or indirect educational expenses which make it possible for a student to attend college.  The Cost of Attendance may only include expenses that are incurred during the period of enrollment.  A periodic review is performed to ensure that the student budgets are comprehensive and adequate. The responsibility for the development and maintenance of the student Cost of Attendance resides with the Student Financial Aid Administrator. There are three basic Cost of Attendance components that apply to all Federal Student Aid programs: tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board.  However, federal regulations allow for the inclusion of other direct or indirect educational expenses on a case-by-case basis.  A general description has been provided for each primary Cost of Attendance component. Students will receive a detailed Cost of Attendance with their student financial aid award notice. 

Click on the program below to view COA at a glance.


Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

The Student FA Shopping Sheet is available to all admitted students once an award has been made.  Students may view their  Sheet on the Student Self-Service Portal.  The Sheet can be used to assist students with comparing FA awards from multiple schools.  The U.S. Department of Education and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau offers the following school comparison tools for students trying to decide which school is the best fit for their educational needs:

  1. College Scorecard 
  2. College Navigator 
  3. Shopping Sheet