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Graduate Resident Cost of Attendance

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Graduate Resident Cost of Attendance

The U.S. Department of Education requires that Financial Aid Offices establish a cost of attendance (COA) in calculating your eligibility for need-based aid programs. The cost of attendance is also referred to as a budget and is an estimate of projected costs that a student may incur while attending college.  Student budgets are differentiated by residency. classification (undergraduate or graduate) and enrollment levels. The standard components of the budget consist of a combination of your direct costs (tuition and fees, housing and food, books and supplies [including an allowance for the rental or purchase of a computer beginning with the 23-24 aid year]) and indirect costs (transportation, miscellaneous expenses, and loan fees). Indirect costs are considered indirect as they are dependent on other factors. For instance, while average loan fees are always included in your budget, this indirect costs’ impact on you is dependent on whether or not you decide to accept a loan.

Financial aid budgets are determined by using estimated tuition and fees, housing and food based on a two-person residence hall room and a full meal plan rate, an estimate for books based on information from the bookstore that has a contract with ESU, and starting in the 23-24 aid year, an allowance for the rental or purchase of a computer.  Transportation allowances are an estimate of expenses directly related to education and are not intended to cover all day-to-day transportation costs.  Miscellaneous expense is to provide some assistance with living expenses other than those already provided for in the housing and food allowance.  Loan fee allowances are an average of the fees paid by borrowers in the preceding year.  Actual expenses may vary somewhat from student to student. Where possible, the most current information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and their Consumer Expenditure and Consumer Price Index information is used at the time the COA is created for the next aid year, particularly with transportation and miscellaneous allowances.

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023 Per Term Costs

Full-Time (9+ Hours)

Books/Supplies $375

Miscellaneous $1,074

Room/Board $4,654

Tuition/Fees $3,363

Transportation $1,068

Loan Fees $58

Totals $10,592

3/4 Time (7-8 Hours)

Books/Supplies $281

Miscellaneous $806

Room/Board $3,491

Tuition/Fees $2,615

Transportation $801

Loan Fees $58

Totals $8,052

Half-Time (5-6 Hours)

Books/Supplies $188

Miscellaneous $537

Room/Board $2,327

Tuition/Fees $1,868

Transportation $534

Loan Fees $58

Totals $5,512

Less-Than-Half-Time (1-4 Hours)

Books/Supplies $94

Tuition/Fees $1,121

Transportation $267

Totals $1,482

Summer 2022

Full time (9 + Hours)

Books/Supplies $375

Miscellaneous $469

Room/Board $2,037

Tuition/Fees $3,299

Transportation $469

Loan Fees $44

Totals $6,693

3/4 Time (7-8 Hours)

Books/Supplies $281

Miscellaneous $352

Room/Board $1,528

Tuition/Fees $2,566

Transportation $352

Loan Fees $44

Totals $5,123

Half-Time (5-6 Hours)

Books/Supplies $188

Miscellaneous $235

Room/Board $1,019

Tuition/Fees $1,833

Transportation $235

Loan Fees $44

Totals $3,554

Less-Than-Half-Time (1-4 Hours)

Books/Supplies $94

Tuition/Fees $1,100

Transportation $117

Totals $1,311

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Per Term Costs

Full-Time (9+ Hours)

Books/Supplies $1,035

Miscellaneous $517

Room/Board $5,271

Tuition/Fees $3,335

Transportation $973

Loan Fees $58

Totals $11,189

3/4 Time (7-8 Hours)

Books/Supplies $952

Miscellaneous $388

Room/Board $3,953

Tuition/Fees $2,594

Transportation $730

Loan Fees $58

Totals $8,675

Half-Time (5-6 Hours)

Books/Supplies $868

Miscellaneous $259

Room/Board $2,636

Tuition/Fees $1,853

Transportation $487

Loan Fees $58

Totals $6,161

Less-Than-Half-Time (1-4 Hours)

Books/Supplies $785

Tuition/Fees $1,112

Transportation $243

Totals $2,140

Summer 2023

Full time (9 + Hours)

Books/Supplies $724

Miscellaneous $274

Room/Board $2,791

Tuition/Fees $3,299

Transportation $515

Loan Fees $42

Totals $7,645

3/4 Time (7-8 Hours)

Books/Supplies $641

Miscellaneous $205

Room/Board $2,093

Tuition/Fees $2,566

Transportation $386

Loan Fees $42

Totals $5,933

Half-Time (5-6 Hours)

Books/Supplies $557

Miscellaneous $137

Room/Board $1,395

Tuition/Fees $1,833

Transportation $258

Loan Fees $42

Totals $4,222

Less-Than-Half-Time (1-4 Hours)

Books/Supplies $474

Tuition/Fees $1,100

Transportation $129

Totals $1,703