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 and 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 2013-14 COA tables for First-Year Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

UNDERGRADUATE (FALL 2013 & SPRING 2014)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Not Resident On Campus Not Resident Off Campus
Tuition 8,028 8,028 26,238 26,238
Fees 2,234 2,234 2,234 2,234
Books & Supplies 916 916 916 916
Room 5,290 5,926 5,290 5,926
Board 3,956 2,396 3,956 2,396
Transportation 340 930 340 930
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
1,300 1,634 1,300 1,634
Total 22,064 22,064 40,274 40,274
 
GRADUATE (FALL 2013 & SPRING 2014)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Not Resident On Campus Not Resident Off Campus
Tuition 7,700 7,700 23,000 23,000
Fees 2,234 2,234 2,234 2,234
Books & Supplies 690 690 690 690
Room 5,290 9,304 5,290 9,304
Board 3,956 2,724 3,956 2,724
Transportation 332 1,128 332 1,128
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
2,166 2,610 2,166 2,610
Total 22,368 26,390 37,668 41,690