Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of school-related expenses the student can expect to have for the academic year, or semester of enrollment. The COA is composed of the following categories: tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and some personal expenses. These components are determined by law, Higher Education Act of 1965, section 472- external link , and are designed to cover the educational-related expenses of the student. In addition, the cost of attendance will consider the residency status, living arrangements (i.e. living with parents, on campus, off campus), and, in some cases, the student’s major

Typical Undergraduate Budgets 2014-2015

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate student attending fall and spring semesters, with a course load of 15 credit hours per semester. Use this information to estimate what your costs will be.

Academic Year 2014-15 Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 10,746 8,802 2,718
Books and Supplies 1,280



Miscellaneous 3,996 5,040 3,996
Transportation 1,098 1,098 1,098
Tuition and Fees Resident: 7,876
Non-Resident: 25,208
Resident: 7,876
Non-Resident: 25,208
Resident: 7,876
Non-Resident: 25,208
Total Budget Resident: $24,996
*Non-Resident: $42,328
Resident: $24,096
*Non-Resident: $41,428
Resident: $16,968
*Non-Resident: $34,300

All costs are subject to change without notice and are expected to increase annually.

* Non-Resident total includes an additional travel component.

(Fees associated with student loan borrowing have been accounted for in the total budget.) As mentioned, the Cost of Attendance is based on estimated figures, and as such, it may not accurately reflect an individual student's costs.  For this reason, a student may appeal, or request an adjustment to the COA for one of the following reasons:

  • A computer purchase for educational purposes, one time increase
  • Child Care expenses incurred while the student and/ or spouse are at school or work
  • Unusual Medical/Dental expenses,not covered by insurance and not itemized on tax returns
  • Approved University of Utah study abroad programs
  • Costs related to a disability
  • Additional required program fees and expenses

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Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for additional information and other typical costs associated with the academic year or specific program majors.

Last Updated: 6/11/14