What is Cost of Attendance?

Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate that includes all expenses to attend UA for one year, not just expenses paid directly to the Office of Student Accounts at the University. The Office of Financial Aid uses COA to determine the maximum amount of financial aid you can receive in an academic year.

The COA is made up of your actual costs, billed by UA's Office of Student Accounts in late July, and the estimated expenses related to your education. UA won't bill you for these expenses, but you have financial aid eligibility available to you to finance them, if needed. (For example, students who commute from home with their parents or from an apartment have costs related to those living expenses, but they will not be billed to the student by UA.)

Scroll further to see the costs of attendance for students starting in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and/or Spring 2020!


2019-20 Cost of Attendance Figures

The Office of Student Financial Aid is using the following figures for students entering Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020. The financial aid award you received is based on these figures. Your actual charges may vary based on your actual enrollment/registration, your housing assignment (if applicable), and your selected meal plan (if applicable). 


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