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. The COA generally includes direct costs, such as tuition, on-campus room and board, and fees. These costs will be billed directly from the University prior to the start of each term. Additionally, the COA includes indirect costs, such as books, transportation, and personal expenses. These costs will not be billed directly from the University but are generally associated with attending college and should be planned for accordingly.
The budgets can vary based on program of study, living arrangements while in school, and a wide variety of other factors. Budgets 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.
2013-14 Tuition and Fees
Use the forms below to calculate your direct costs (tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, if applicable) for the 2013-14 academic year. Students should also plan to spend an additional $2000-$3000 annually on books, supplies, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses while enrolled.
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, contact the Office of Financial Aid to request a "Cost of Attendance Increase Request Form." 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.|
If you are not sure what your Cost of Attendance is or if your expenses can be included, contact the Office of Financial aid. In general, an increase to Cost of Attendance will result in eligibility for additional loans, not gift aid.
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