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 2015-2016

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 2015-16      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 10,566 10,782 3,060
Books and Supplies 1,006

1,006

1,006

Miscellaneous 2,448 2,448 2,448
Transportation 1,126 1,126 1,126
Tuition and Fees Resident: 8,240
Non-Resident: 26,180
Resident: 8,240
Non-Resident: 26,180
Resident: 8,240
Non-Resident: 26,180
Total Budget Resident: $23,478
Non-Resident: $41,418
Resident: $23,694
Non-Resident: $41,634
Resident: $15,972
Non-Resident: $33,912

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

* Please keep in mind that your individual program or coursework may have additional fees associated.   

(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

 

Typical Undergraduate Business Budgets 2015-2016

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

* Please keep in mind that your individual program or coursework may have additional fees associated.  

Academic Year 2015-16      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 10,566 10,782 3,060
Books and Supplies 1,006

1,006

1,006

Miscellaneous 2,448 2,448 2,448
Transportation 1,126 1,126 1,126

Tuition and Fees 15 hours 

Upper division Business

Resident: 13,200
Non-Resident: 31,194
Resident: 13,200
Non-Resident: 31,194
Resident: 13,200
Non-Resident: 31,194
Total Budget Resident: $28,438
Non-Resident: $46,432
Resident: $28,654
Non-Resident: $46,648
Resident: $20,932
Non-Resident: $38,926

Typical Undergraduate Engineering Budgets 2015-2016

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

* Please keep in mind that your individual program or coursework may have additional fees associated.  

Academic Year 2015-16      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 10,566 10,782 3,060
Books and Supplies 1,006

1,006

1,006

Miscellaneous 2,448 2,448 2,448
Transportation 1,126 1,126 1,126

Tuition and Fees 15 hours 

Upper division Engineering 

Resident: 9,794
Non-Resident: 27,848
Resident: 9,794
Non-Resident: 27,848
Resident: 9,794
Non-Resident: 27,848
Total Budget Resident: $25,032
Non-Resident: $43,086
Resident: $25,248
Non-Resident: $43,302
Resident: $17,526
Non-Resident: $35,580

Typical Undergraduate  Nursing Budgets 2015-2016

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

* Please keep in mind that your individual program or coursework may have additional fees associated.  

Academic Year 2015-16      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 10,566 10,782 3,060
Books and Supplies 1,006

1,006

1,006

Miscellaneous 2,448 2,448 2,448
Transportation 1,126 1,126 1,126

Tuition and Fees 15 hours 

Upper division Nursing

Resident: 10,254
Non-Resident: 28,308
Resident: 10,254
Non-Resident: 28,308
Resident: 10,254
Non-Resident: 28,308
Total Budget Resident: $25,492
Non-Resident: $43,546
Resident: $25,708
Non-Resident: $43,762
Resident: $17,986
Non-Resident: $36,040

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