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 2016-17 COA tables for First-Year Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

 

UNDERGRADUATE (FALL 2016 & SPRING 2017)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Non-Resident On Campus Non-Resident Off Campus
Tuition 9,364 9,364 27,574 27,574
Fees 2,270 2,270 2,270 2,270
Books & Supplies 1,006 1,006 1,006 1,006
Room 5,660* 4,076 5,660* 4,076
Board 3,956 3,956 3,956 3,956
Transportation 1,172 1,172 1,882 1,882
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
2,780 2,780 2,780 2,780
Total 26,208 24,624 45,128 43,544
 
GRADUATE (FALL 2016 & SPRING 2017)
  GA Resident On Campus GA Resident Off Campus Non-Resident On Campus Non-Resident Off Campus
Tuition 8,492 8,492 24,090 24,090
Fees 2,270 2,270 2,270 2,270
Books & Supplies 730 730 730 730
Room 5,660* 8,152 5,660* 8,152
Board 3,956 3,956 3,956 3,956
Transportation 1,172 1,172 1,882 1,882
Miscellaneous
Living Expenses
2,780 2,780 2,780 2,780
Total 25,060 27,552 41,368 43,860

                * If you live on campus in East Campus Village an additional $1,274 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: