Cost of Attendance

Many financial aid programs require that students demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible. A key piece in determining financial need is calculating the Cost of Attendance (COA) for each student.

The COA consists of both direct (fixed) costs such as tuition and fees, as well as indirect (variable) costs including books, transportation, computer, loan fees, personal expenses, and room and board. Each student's COA will vary depending on their program of study, actual enrolled credit load, residency, and living situation.

Each year the Financial Aid Office determines the estimated costs for students in each of these areas. To estimate their cost of attendance, students may use the following charts:

Chart A Amount + Chart B Amount = Annual Cost of Attendance

EXAMPLE: John is a student in the Computer Information Technology Bachelor of Science program (Undergraduate). He is a Maryland resident. He is married and lives with his wife. His annual cost of attendance would be calculated like this:

Chart A Amount from the Undergraduate, Maryland Resident column:

$3,264

Chart B Amount from the Undergraduate Living on Own:

$21,785

John's Annual Cost of Attendance:

$25,049

Chart A—2013-2014 Stateside Annual Estimated Half-Time Tuition and Fees

Half-time enrollment is the number of credits that the University defines as being one-half the full time number of credits. For all undergraduate students and most graduate students, 6 credits are considered half-time. For MBA and doctoral students, 3 credits are considered half-time. Tuition and fee charges are estimated based on students being enrolled for two semesters and are adjusted for actual enrollment.

Classification

Undergraduate

Graduate

Specialty Graduate Programs (MBA, cyber security, data analytics)

Doctor of Management

Maryland Resident

$3,264

$5,676

$4,164

$6,522

Nonresident of Maryland

$6,168

$8,088

$4,164

$6,522

Military

$3,000

$5,296

$4,164

$6,522


Chart B—2013-2014 Annual Living Expenses

Living expenses are estimated based on students being enrolled in the fall and spring semesters of the academic year and are adjusted for students who enroll for less than these two semesters.

Type of Expense

Undergraduate
Living with Parents

Graduate
Living with Parents

Undergraduate
Living on Own

Graduate
Living on Own

Undergraduate Students
Enrolled < ½ time

Graduate Students
Enrolled < ½ time

Books

$600

$400

$600

$400

$300

$200

Room & Board

$6,790

$6,790

$17,820

$17,820

$0

$0

Transportation

$200

$200

$200

$200

$200

$200

Computer

$500

$500

$500

$500

$0

$0

Loan Fees

$90

$90

$90

$90

$0

$0

Personal Expenses

$2,575

$2,575

$2,575

$2,575

$0

$0

TOTAL

$10,755

$10,555

$21,785

$21,585

$500

$400