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 and you enroll in fewer than 7 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 half out-of-state tuition waivers will be awarded using the non-resident COA with the equivalent monetary value of the full or half waiver reflected on their Award as a resource.

Below are the average 2015-16 COA tables for First-Year Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

UNDERGRADUATE (FALL 2015 & SPRING 2016)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Not Resident On Campus Not Resident Off Campus
Tuition 9,364 9,364 27,574 27,574
Fees 2,258 2,258 2,258 2,258
Books & Supplies 840 840 840 840
Room 5,494* 3,730 5,494* 3,730
Board 3,956 3,956 3,956 3,956
Transportation 876 876 1,400 1,400
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
2,346 2,346 2,346 2,346
Total 25,134 23,370 43,868 42,104
 
GRADUATE (FALL 2015 & SPRING 2016)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Not Resident On Campus Not Resident Off Campus
Tuition 8,492 8,492 24,090 24,090
Fees 2,258 2,258 2,258 2,258
Books & Supplies 730 730 730 730
Room 5,494* 7,460 5,494* 7,460
Board 3,956 3,956 3,956 3,956
Transportation 876 876 1,400 1,400
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
2,346 2,346 2,346 2,346
Total 24,152 26,118 40,274 42,240

* If you live on campus in East Campus Village an additional $1,396 will be added to your room cost for the year (Fall & Spring semester).