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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 2020-2021 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 $9,286 $29,996
Room & Board $11,844 $11,844
 Sub-total  $21,130  $41,840
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $1,322 $1,322
Miscellaneous** $2,732 $2,732
Transportation $1,458 $1,458
Total $26,642 $47,352

Living off Campus

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $9,286 $29,996
Room & Board $13,662 $13,662
 Sub-total $22,948  $43,658
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $1,322 $1,322
Miscellaneous** $2,732 $2,732
Transportation $1,458 $1,458
Total $28,460 $49,170

Living off Campus (with parent/relative)

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $9,286 $29,996
Room & Board $7,758 $7,758
 Sub-total $17,044 $37,754
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $1,322 $1,322
Miscellaneous** $2,732

$2,732

Transportation $1,458 $1,458
Total $22,566 $43,266

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

 

2020-2021 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 20120-21      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $11,844 $ 13,662 $7,758
Books and Supplies $1,322

$1,322

$1,322

Miscellaneous $2,732 $2,732 $2,732
Transportation $1,458 $1,458 $1,458

Tuition and Fees 

 

Resident: $10,032

Non-Resident: $31,388
Resident: $10,032

Non-Resident: $31,388
Resident: $10,032

Non-Resident: $31,388
Total Budget Resident: $27,388

Non-Resident: $48,744
Resident: $29,206

Non-Resident: $50,562
Resident: $23,302

Non-Resident: $44,658

2020-2021 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 2020-21      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $11,844 $13,662 $7,758
Books and Supplies $1,322

$1,322

$1,322

Miscellaneous $2,732 $2,732 $2,732
Transportation $1,458 $1,458 $1,458

Tuition and Fees 

 

Resident: $13,152

Non-Resident: $33,488
Resident: $13,152

Non-Resident: $33,488
Resident: $13,152

Non-Resident: $33,488
Total Budget Resident: $30,508

Non-Resident: $50,844
Resident: 32,326

Non-Resident: $52,662
Resident: $26,422

Non-Resident: $46,758

2020-2020 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 2020-21      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $11,844 $13,662 $7,758
Books and Supplies $1,322

$1,322

$1,322

Miscellaneous $2,732 $2,732 $2,732
Transportation $1,458 $1,458 $1,458

Tuition and Fees 

 

Resident: $11,012

Non-Resident: $32,506
Resident: 11,015

Non-Resident: 32,506
Resident: $11,012

Non-Resident: $32,506
Total Budget Resident: $28,368

Non-Resident: $49,862
Resident: $30,186

Non-Resident: $51,680
Resident: $24,282

Non-Resident: $45,776

 

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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: 5/8/20