Cost of Attendance

What is Cost of Attendance (COA)?

When awarding financial aid, schools must include Cost of Attendance (COA) in the award determination. Federal aid (Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate Plus) cannot exceed this cost. The COA calculation is based on statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The official COA includes:

  • Tuition and Fees: The actual cost a student incurs varies depending upon the student’s number of enrolled credit hours. The 2018-2019 tuition rate is $525 per credit hour and the per semester student service fee is $270. For more information about tuition and fees Click Here.
  • Miscellaneous: This category includes books, supplies, origination fees, and other miscellaneous expenses and is approximately 29% of the total living expense element of the COA. For more information about origination fees Click Here.
  • Housing: Total housing cost includes housing, utilities, and food. Housing and utilities represent approximately 75% of the total cost and food represents approximately 25%. The housing cost is approximately 53% of the total living expense element of the COA. Actual student housing costs may vary from this estimate.
  • Transportation: This component includes an estimated allowance for a student’s cost for commuting to campus and is about 18% of the total living expense element of the COA. This allowance does not provide for vehicle maintenance. Full-time students have a higher transportation allowance than half-time students based on the premise that full-time students make a greater number of campus trips.

 

Masters: Cost of Attendance (2018-2019) $525/credit hour

COST OF ATTENDANCE   (2018-2019) $525/CREDIT HOUR
Full Time 9+ credit hours     9 months    18 hr + $270 fee x2
Tuition and Fees   $9,990
Housing     6,918
Transportation     2,350
Miscellaneous     3,785
Estimated Total $23,043
COST OF ATTENDANCE (2018-2019) $525/CREDIT HOUR
Half Time 5-8 credit hours    9 months    13 hr + $270 fee x2
Tuition and Fees   $7,365
Housing     6,918
Transportation     1,692
Miscellaneous     2,725
Estimated Total $18,700

Doctor Of Ministry: Cost of Attendance (2018-2019) $525/credit hour

Full Time 6 credits/semester    12 months
$525/cr hr 12hr + $355 x2
Tuition and Fees  $7,010
Housing   9,220
Transportation   3,135
Miscellaneous   5,045
Total $24,410
Half Time 3-5 credits/semester    12 months
6hr + $355 x2
Tuition and Fees  $3,860
Housing    9,220
Transportation    3,135
Miscellaneous    5,045
Total $21,260