COA Glossary of Terms


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COA Glossary of Terms

Tuition and fees – The estimated cost a student pays for classes while attending college.

Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment – An estimated cost for books, course materials, and equipment which includes all such costs required for all students in the same course of study, including a reasonable allowance for the rental or upfront purchase of a personal computer.

Transportation - An estimated cost, which includes transportation between campus, residences, and place of work.

Miscellaneous personal expenses - An estimated cost for a student attending the institution on at least a half-time basis.

Food and Housing - An estimated cost incurred by the student attending the institution on at least a half-time basis, including:

  • A standard food allowance that provides the equivalent of three meals each day.
  • Housing allowances for students living off campus.
  • For dependent students living at home with parents, it includes a reasonable standard allowance for living expenses.

Federal student loan fees – A cost that students receiving Federal Loans are assessed, which includes any Federal student loan fee, origination fee, or insurance premium charged to the student or the parent of the student.