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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of direct and indirect educational expenses for an academic year (Fall and Spring). This amount is not what students will be billed each semester, but will determine the amount of federal and state financial aid that a student can receive. It is also used to calculate how much financial need a student has for certain types of need-based aid (scholarships, Federal Work Study, subsidized loans, etc.).

The estimates below are based on full-time enrollment (12+ hours for undergrad students, 9+ hours for grad students) each semester, not including summer. For more detailed information about each category and estimates for part-time students, click the links below.



There are several factors that go into determining which Cost of Attendance budget a student will be assigned. Residency status, enrollment status, and where students choose to live during the school year are the three things Cameron uses. If actual costs exceed the estimates used, students may request a Cost of Attendance increase. Documentation of the actual costs must be provided, and an increase must financially benefit the student for the request to be considered.

Students obtaining a license, certification or First Professional Credential may request a Cost of Attendance increase if financial aid is available to cover the cost.