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Undergrad Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Resident Estimated Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate 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 and Spring 2023 Per Term costs

Full Time (12+ Hours)

Books/Supplies $500

Miscellaneous $1,074

Room/Board $4,654

Tuition/Fees $3,567

Transportation $1,068

Loan Fees $33

Totals $10,896

3/4 Time (9-11 Hours)

Books/Supplies $375

Miscellaneous $806

Room/Board $3,491

Tuition/Fees $2,473

Transportation $801

Loan Fees $33

Totals $7,979

Half-Time (6-8 Hours)

Books/Supplies $250

Miscellaneous $537

Room/Board $2,327

Tuition/Fees $1,649

Transportation $534

Loan Fees $33

Totals $5,330

Less-Than-Half-Time (1-5 Hours)

Books/Supplies $125

Tuition/Fees $824

Transportation $267

Totals $1,216

Summer 2022

Full time (9 + Hours)

Books/Supplies $375

Miscellaneous $469

Room/Board $2,037

Tuition/Fees $2,427

Transportation $469

Loan Fees $21

Totals $5,789

3/4 time (7-8 Hours)

Books/Supplies $281

Miscellaneous $352

Room/Board $1,528

Tuition/Fees $1,888

Transportation $352

Loan Fees $21

Totals $4,422

Half time (5-6 Hours)

Books/Supplies $188

Miscellaneous $235

Room/Board $1,019

Tuition/Fees $1,348

Transportation $235

Loan Fees $21

Totals $3,046

Less than half-time (1-4 Hours)

Books/Supplies $94

Tuition/Fees $809

Transportation $117

Totals $1020

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Per Term Costs

Full Time (12+ Hours)

Books/Supplies $1,160

Miscellaneous $517

Room/Board $5,271

Tuition/Fees $3,538

Transportation $973

Loan Fees $34

Totals $11,493

3/4 Time (9-11 Hours)

Books/Supplies $1,035

Miscellaneous $388

Room/Board $3,953

Tuition/Fees $2,453

Transportation $730

Loan Fees $34

Totals $8,593

Half-Time (6-8 Hours)

Books/Supplies $910

Miscellaneous $259

Room/Board $2,636

Tuition/Fees $1,636

Transportation $487

Loan Fees $34

Totals $5,962

Less-Than-Half-Time (1-5 Hours)

Books/Supplies $785

Tuition/Fees $818

Transportation $243

Totals $1,846

Summer 2023

Full time (9 + Hours)

Books/Supplies $724

Miscellaneous $274

Room/Board $2,791

Tuition/Fees $2,427

Transportation $515

Loan Fees $21

Totals $6,752

3/4 time (7-8 Hours)

Books/Supplies $641

Miscellaneous $205

Room/Board $2,093

Tuition/Fees $1,888

Transportation $386

Loan Fees $21

Totals $5,234

Half time (5-6 Hours)

Books/Supplies $557

Miscellaneous $137

Room/Board $1,395

Tuition/Fees $1,348

Transportation $258

Loan Fees $21

Totals $3,716

Less than half-time (1-4 Hours)

Books/Supplies $474

Tuition/Fees $809

Transportation $129

Totals $1,412