Your cost of attendance is the total amount of expenses that enable you to attend school each academic year. Different students have different specific expenses, but whether you are charged in-state or out-of-state tuition has the biggest impact on the total amount (see below for more information on that). Common expenses used in calculating your cost of attendance are:
- Tuition and fees
- Housing - including utilities
- Books and supplies
- Dependent care
We're able to provide you your estimated cost of attendance from the enrollment information your school has shared. You can also check your school's website or contact your school directly.
How do I know if I qualify for in-state or out-of-state tuition?
This is generally dependent on the state you lived in before attending school. If you lived in the same state as the school you are attending, you are usually given the in-state tuition rate. If you lived in a different state than the school you are attending, you are usually given the out-of-state tuition rate.