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.