Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the total amount of your educational expenses for the period of enrollment during the Award Year and is reflected on your financial aid Award. The COA is based on whether or not you are a Georgia resident, your program of study and if you live on or off campus while attending the University. The Fall & Spring COA initially assumes full-time enrollment and includes tuition and fees, average cost for books and supplies, room, board, and miscellaneous personal expenses.

If you are an undergraduate student under the Guaranteed Tuition Plan and you enroll in fewer than 12 hours in the Fall or Spring Semester, your COA may be recalculated using your actual enrollment status. If you are a graduate student and you enroll in fewer than 12 graduate hours in the Fall or Spring Semester, your COA may be recalculated using your actual enrollment status. This recalculation of your COA may result in a reduction of federal, state or University need-based assistance because financial aid Awards which include any State or Federal need-based assistance cannot exceed COA or Estimated Financial Need (EFN).

The COA for students enrolled less than half-time only includes tuition, fees, books and supplies and room & board. COAs will be recalculated for less-than-half-time students.

Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact us to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA. Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) will also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.

Out-of-state students receiving full or 1/2 out-of-state tuition waivers will be awarded using the non-resident COA with the equivalent monetary value of the full or 1/2 waiver reflected on their Award as a resource.

Below are the average 2014-15 COA tables for First-Year Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

UNDERGRADUATE (FALL 2014 & SPRING 2015)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Not Resident On Campus Not Resident Off Campus
Tuition 8,590 8,590 26,800 26,800
Fees 2,246 2,246 2,246 2,246
Books & Supplies 800 800 800 800
Room 5,290 5,012 5,290 5,012
Board 3,956 2,422 3,956 2,422
Transportation 458 840 458 840
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
1,340 1,340 1,340 1,340
Total 22,680 21,250 40,890 39,460
 
GRADUATE (FALL 2014 & SPRING 2015)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Not Resident On Campus Not Resident Off Campus
Tuition 8,088 8,088 23,388 23,388
Fees 2,246 2,246 2,246 2,246
Books & Supplies 700 700 700 700
Room 5,290 7,696 5,290 7,696
Board 3,956 2,754 3,956 2,754
Transportation 458 1,016 458 1,016
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
2,204 2,734 2,204 2,734
Total 22,942 25,234 38,242 40,534