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Cost of Attendance

In accordance with federal regulations, the Office of Financial Aid calculates an estimated budget that is designed to account for average educational costs associated with attending the university. This estimated budget is called the cost of attendance (COA). Cost of attendance is a collection of direct cost (tuition, books, and fees) and indirect cost (housing, transportation, personal expenses). This results in a student budget and the financial aid of any student cannot exceed that budget or cost of attendance. COA is an estimated number, meaning that individual student costs may vary depending on a variety of factors including housing, the number of enrolled credits, and transportation solutions.

Basis for Student Budgets

The Administrator collects information to prepare standard costs on an annual basis.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are approved by the Board. Tuition and fees for a full-time equivalent status are used in the standard budget.

Books and Supplies

An estimated cost of books and supplies for enrollment.

Housing

Housing expenses are divided into two categories: living off-campus, living with parents and/or relatives. These expenses include rent, utilities and any cost associated with housing.

Personal Expenses

Personal expenses include costs for clothing, toiletries, medical/dental, recreational, child care, and other miscellaneous expenses.

Transportation

An estimation of transportation costs for students.

2018-2019 Estimated Cost of Attendance for Full-Time Student (9 Months)
Cost of Attendance (Academic Year) Residential (VA, MD, DC) & Online International & Non-Residential
Undergraduate Graduate Undergraduate Graduate
TUITION & FEES        
Full Time $             9,420  $          9,148  $           10,128  $  13,068
BOOKS & SUPPLIES        
Estimated Annual Cost $                 800  $             600  $                 800  $        600
HOUSING        
Not Living with Parents $             6,652  $          6,652  $             6,652  $     6,652
Living with Parents $             1,730  $          1,730  $             1,730  $     1,730
TRANSPORTATION        
Not Living with Parents $             2,260  $          2,260  $             2,260  $     2,260
Living with Parents $             2,260  $          2,260  $             2,260  $     2,260
PERSONAL EXPENSES        
Not Living with Parents $             3,640  $          3,640  $             3,640  $     3,640
Living with Parents $             3,640  $          3,640  $             3,640  $     3,640
International & Non-Residential
Cost of Attendance Undergraduate Graduate TESOL
TUITION & FEES      
Full Time $9,558 9,294  $ 9,294
BOOKS & SUPPLIES      
Estimated Annual Cost $800 $600 $600
HOUSING      
Not Living with Parents $ 6,360 $ 6,360 $ 6,360
Living with Parents $ 1,654 $ 1,654 $ 1,654
TRANSPORTATION      
Not Living with Parents $ 2,160 $ 2,160 $ 2,160
Living with Parents $ 2,160 $ 2,160 $ 2,160
PERSONAL EXPENSES      
Not Living with Parents $ 3,480 $ 3,480 $ 3,480
Living with Parents $ 3,480 $ 3,480 $ 3,480
Residential (VA, MD, DC) & Online
Cost of Attendance Undergraduate Graduate TESOL
TUITION & FEES      
Full Time $10,278  $13,218  $12,660
BOOKS & SUPPLIES      
Estimated Annual Cost $800 $600 $ 600
HOUSING      
Not Living with Parents $ 6,360 $ 6,360 $ 6,360
Living with Parents $ 1,654 $ 1,654 $ 1,654
TRANSPORTATION      
Not Living with Parents $ 2,160 $ 2,160 $ 2,160
Living with Parents $ 2,160 $ 2,160 $ 2,160
PERSONAL EXPENSES      
Not Living with Parents $ 3,480 $ 3,480 $ 3,480
Living with Parents $ 3,480 $ 3,480 $ 3,480

Please Note:  This cost of attendance is an average and can slightly vary due to program specification, enrollment status and individual circumstance.