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 2016-2017

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 2016-17      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 9,738 9,936 1,836
Books and Supplies 1,232

1,232

1,232

Miscellaneous 2,418 2,418 2,418
Transportation 1,260 1,260 1,260
Tuition and Fees Resident: 8,562
Non-Resident: 27,200
Resident: 8,562
Non-Resident: 27,200
Resident: 8,562
Non-Resident: 27,200
Total Budget Resident: $23,210
Non-Resident: $41,848
Resident: $23,408
Non-Resident: $42,046
Resident: $15,308
Non-Resident: $33,946

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 2016-2017

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 9,738 9,936 1,836
Books and Supplies 1,232

1,232

1,232

Miscellaneous 2,418 2,418 2,418
Transportation 1,260 1,260 1,260

Tuition and Fees 15 hours 

Upper division Business

Resident: 14,336
Non-Resident: 33,090
Resident: 14,336
Non-Resident: 33,090
Resident: 14,336
Non-Resident: 33,090
Total Budget Resident: $28,984
Non-Resident: $47,737
Resident: $29,182
Non-Resident: $47,936
Resident: $21,082
Non-Resident: $39,836

Typical Undergraduate Engineering Budgets 2016-2017

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 2016-17      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 9,738 9,936 1,836
Books and Supplies 1,232

1,232

1,232

Miscellaneous 2,418 2,418 2,418
Transportation 1,260 1,260 1,260

Tuition and Fees 15 hours 

Upper division Engineering 

Resident: 10,196
Non-Resident: 28,950
Resident: 10,196
Non-Resident: 28,950
Resident: 10,196
Non-Resident: 28,950
Total Budget Resident: $24,844
Non-Resident: $43,598
Resident: $25,042
Non-Resident: $43,796
Resident: $16,942
Non-Resident: $35,696

Typical Undergraduate  Nursing Budgets 2016-2017

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 2016-17      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 9,738 9,936 1,836
Books and Supplies 1,232

1,232

1,232

Miscellaneous 2,418 2,418 2,418
Transportation 1,260 1,260 1,260

Tuition and Fees 15 hours 

Upper division Nursing

Resident: 10,826
Non-Resident: 28,308
Resident: 10,826
Non-Resident: 28,308
Resident: 10,826
Non-Resident: 27,580
Total Budget Resident: $25,474
Non-Resident: $42,956
Resident: $25,672
Non-Resident: $43,154
Resident: $17,572
Non-Resident: $35,054

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