Costs

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. Your assigned 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.

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

Students with disability-related expenses may contact OSFA to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment and supplies. OSFA may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies. OSFA may consult with the Disability Resource Center to confirm the average cost of such expenses.

OSFA may also include the one-time cost of obtaining the first professional credential in a field that requires licensure or certification. This cost must be incurred during a period of enrollment even if the exam is taken after the semester has ended.

Below are the estimated 2017-18 COA tables for First-Year Full-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

 

UNDERGRADUATE (FALL 2017 & SPRING 2018)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Non-Resident On Campus Non-Resident Off Campus
Tuition 9,552 9,552 28,126 28,126
Fees 2,266 2,266 2,266 2,266
Books & Supplies 986 986 986 986
Room 6,104* 4,000 6,104* 4,000
Board 3,956 3,956 3,956 3,956
Transportation 1,170 1,170 1,880 1,880
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
2,370 2,910 2,370 2,910
Total 26,404 24,840 45,688 44,124
 
GRADUATE (FALL 2017 & SPRING 2018)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Non-Resident On Campus Non-Resident Off Campus
Tuition 8,704 8,704 24,692 24,692
Fees 2,266 2,266 2,266 2,266
Books & Supplies 550 550 550 550
Room 6,104* 8,000 6,104* 8,000
Board 3,956 3,956 3,956 3,956
Transportation 1,170 1,170 1,880 1,880
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
2,370 2,910 2,370 2,910
Total 25,120 27,556 41,818 44,254

                * If you live on campus in East Campus Village an additional $1,234 will be added to your room cost for the year (Fall & Spring semester).

Enrollment and COA Adjustments:

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).

Enrollment Less Than Half-Time:

The COA for students enrolled less than half-time includes only tuition, fees, books/supplies and transportation (no miscellaneous and personal expenses).  Room & board costs can be not be included for more than three semesters of less-than-half-time enrollment and no more than two of the three semesters can be consecutive.  COAs will be recalculated for less-than-half-time students.

Tuition and Fee Waivers:

Non-Resident (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.  The same policy applies to graduate & professional students receiving waivers of GA Resident (in-state) tuition.

Plan Your Expenses: