Financial Aid: Cost of Attendance
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a standardized set of budgets used as a basis for determining maximum aid eligibility. Standard COA includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation, personal expenses, and loan fees. Cost of Attendance can vary based on program of study, living arrangements while in school, and a wide variety of other factors. Cost of Attendance can also be increased to include expenses such as child care, travel for study abroad, health insurance, and professional fees.
Below is some basic information about Cost of Attendance at the University of Portland. These figures are based on averages and assumptions about the general student population. An individual student’s budget can vary significantly. The total cost for a first-time, undergraduate student to attend the University of Portland and live on campus for the 2015-16 academic year is $55,492. You can view your individualized Cost of Attendance in Self Serve.
|Full-time Undergraduate Fall/Spring Semesters (12 or more credit hours)||$20,040/Semester|
|Part-time Undergraduate Fall/Spring Semesters (1 to 11 credit hours)||$1,255/Credit|
|Undergraduate Summer Semester (1 or more credit hours)||$810/Credit|
|Graduate School – Business (MBA, MS Finance, MBA* - Nonprofit)||$1,170/Credit|
|Graduate School – Communications, Engineering, Nursing (DNP)||$1,120/Credit|
|Graduate School – Education (MAT)||$840/Credit|
|Graduate School – Education (EdD, Educational Specialist)||$710/Credit|
|Graduate School – Nursing (CNL, Nurs ED)||$685/Credit|
|Graduate School – Education (MEd, MA, Post-Masters Specialty/Certificate),
Pastoral Ministry (MAPM), Fine Arts (MFA)
|Professional Tuition (Business, Engineering, Nursing, Education*)||$50/Credit|
|Student Activities Fee (Full-time undergraduate students, Fall/Spring)||$85/Semester|
|Health Insurance |
- Undergraduate full-time students (can be waived)
- Graduate students
|Private Music Lessons||$300/Credit|
|Double Room/Double Occupancy||$4,159/Semester|
|Double Room/Single Occupancy||$5,330/Semester|
|Triple Room/Triple Occupancy||$4,159/Semester|
|Single Room/Single Occupancy||$4,788/Semester|
|Private Bath Amenities Charge||$60/Semester|
|Haggerty/Tyson Amenities Charge||$190/Semester|
|Off-Campus* (Estimated, Varies)||$3,600-3,780/Semester|
2015-16 Meal Plans
|Meal Plan 1 - 1,522 Dining Points/Semester||$1,522/Semester|
|Meal Plan 2 - 1,708 Dining Points/Semester||$1,668/Semester|
|Meal Plan 3 - 1,872 Dining Points/Semester||$1,792/Semester|
|Meal Plan 4 - 2,818 Dining Points/Semester||$2,674/Semester|
|Off Campus* (Estimated/Varies)||$900-1,350/Semester|
2015-16 Expenses Other
Other expenses are estimated and vary from student to student.
Use the following calculators and worksheets to help determine your out-of-pocket cost for the 2015-16 academic year.
Cost of Attendance Increase
The Office of Financial Aid uses average expenses for all students attending the University of Portland. If your expenses are higher than the standard Cost of Attendance included on your award letter, complete and return a 2015-16 Cost of Attendance Increase Request Form, available by request from the Office of Financial Aid. Cost of Attendance can be increased for costs such as health insurance, child care, etc. Cost of Attendance cannot be increased to cover car payments, cell phone bills, or mortgage payments. In general, an increase to Cost of Attendance will result in eligibility for additional loans, not gift aid.