Cost of Attendance (COA)
The Cost of Attendance (COA), sometimes referred to as a student budget, 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 Offer.
This information is provided to give you an estimate of the cost to attend UGA and to set a limit on the amount of financial aid you can receive during the academic year (which federal regulations require us to do). This means your actual expenses may be different from what’s listed on your financial aid Offer, and the total amount of your aid—including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study—can’t exceed your total cost of attendance.
Your 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 COA initially assumes full-time enrollment for most programs and will be reduced if you enroll less than full-time. The COA includes estimates of tuition and fees, the average cost for books, course materials, supplies, and equipment, housing, food, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.
Direct costs are those you can expect to pay through your student account at UGA. Indirect costs are costs incurred outside of UGA.
The information below represents the COA for students in standard undergraduate and graduate programs on the Athens campus. Students in other undergraduate programs can click here (PDF), in other graduate and professional programs can click here (PDF), in executive graduate programs can click here (PDF), and in eRate programs can click here (PDF).
Additionally, if you would like a good estimate of what your direct charges will be at UGA, we recommend the UGA Bursar’s Estimated Cost Calculator, which can be found here (https://busfin.uga.edu/bursar/bursar_quick_links/).