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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, 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

Estimated 2019-2020 Academic Year Cost of Attendance

Based on 26 credit hours - 13 each Fall and Spring Semester

Living on Campus*

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $8,952 $28,788
Room & Board $11,250 $11,250
 Sub-total  $20,202  $40,038
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $996 $996
Miscellaneous** $2,242 $2,242
Transportation $1,332 $1,332
Total $24,772 $44,608

Living off Campus

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $8,952 $28,788
Room & Board $11,862 $11,862
 Sub-total $20,814  $40,650
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $996 $996
Miscellaneous** $2,242 $2,242
Transportation $1,332 $1,332
Total $25,384 $45,220

Living off Campus (with parent/relative)

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $8,952 $28,788
Room & Board $6,390 $6,390
 Sub-total $15,342 $35,178
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $996 $996
Miscellaneous** $2,242

$2,242

Transportation $1,332 $1,332
Total $19,912 $39,748

All costs are subject to change without notice and are expected to increase annually. The Cost of Attendance is based on estimated figures and may not accurately reflect an individual students costs. The combination of the direct and indirect costs will be used to determine financial aid. *Please note, this rate is based on reported average costs for all undergraduate students at the U. Freshman costs may be up to $2-$3K less, due to lower freshman housing fees. Estimated costs may vary based on room type and meal plan selection. **Miscellaneous costs include things like medical expenses, clothing, haircuts, telephone, and other utilities, etc. Fees associated with student loan borrowing have been accounted for in the total budget for both Residents and Non-residents. Loan fees will vary.


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

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

 

2019-20 Typical Undergraduate Engineering Budgets 

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate Engineering students attending fall and spring semesters, with a course load of 14 credit hours upper division per semester. Use this information to estimate what your costs may be.

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

Academic Year 2019-20      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $11,250 $11,862 $6,390
Books and Supplies $996

$996

$996

Miscellaneous $2,242 $2,242 $2,242
Transportation $1,332 $1,332 $1,332

Tuition and Fees 

 

Resident: $9,468

Non-Resident: $29,632
Resident: $9,468

Non-Resident: $29,632
Resident: $9,468

Non-Resident: $29,632
Total Budget Resident: $25,288

Non-Resident: $45,452
Resident: $25,900

Non-Resident: $46,064
Resident: $20,428

Non-Resident: $40,592

2019-20 Typical Undergraduate Business Budgets 

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate Business students attending fall and spring semesters, with a course load of 13 credit hours upper division per semester. Use this information to estimate what your costs may be.

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

Academic Year 2019-20      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $11,250 $11,862 $6,390
Books and Supplies $996

$996

$996

Miscellaneous $2,242 $2,242 $2,242
Transportation $1,332 $1,332 $1,332

Tuition and Fees 

 

Resident: $13,014

Non-Resident: $30,404
Resident: $13,014

Non-Resident: $30,404
Resident: $13,014

Non-Resident: $30,404
Total Budget Resident: $28,834

Non-Resident: $46,224
Resident: $29,446

Non-Resident: $46,836
Resident: $23,974

Non-Resident: $41,364

2019-20 Typical Undergraduate Nursing Budgets 

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate Nursing students attending fall and spring semesters, with a course load of 14 credit hours upper division per semester. Use this information to estimate what your costs may be.

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

Academic Year 2019-20      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $11,250 $11,862 $6,390
Books and Supplies $996

$996

$996

Miscellaneous $2,242 $2,242 $2,242
Transportation $1,332 $1,332 $1,332

Tuition and Fees 

 

Resident: $11,450

Non-Resident: $32,466
Resident: 11,450

Non-Resident: 32,466
Resident: $11,450

Non-Resident: $32,466
Total Budget Resident: $27,270

Non-Resident: $48,286
Resident: $27,882

Non-Resident: $48,898
Resident: $22,410

Non-Resident: $43,426

 

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

Last Updated: 5/6/19