Cost of Attendance @ FAU

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Cost Basics

A college education is an important investment. In order to award aid, a school must first establish an estimated cost of attendance. Based on the estimated cost of attendance and the information from the FAFSA, the FAU Office of Financial aid processes award offers to continuing and admitted students.

Financial aid awards are based on a cost of attendance that is constructed based on five components as designated by federal regulations (tuition & fees, books & supplies, room & board, transportation fees, and personal expenses). Your actual cost may vary.

Because costs are only estimated, each student may find that their overall costs are more or less, depending on the student’s educational requirements and living arrangements. It's important for the student (or student’s family) to calculate what the costs will be, so you can budget your finances, and manage your money wisely. Review FAUs Net Price Calculator , to give you an estimate cost to attend this University:

Florida Residents

Estimated nine-month budgets for full-time Florida Resident students used in 2014-2015 are listed below (based on 27 credits for Undergraduate students and 20 credits for Graduate students):

Undergraduate Students

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents

Tuition & Fees

$         5,392

$         5,392

$         5,392

Books & Supplies

$         1,224

$         1,224

$         1,224

Room & Board

$       11,924

$       10,518

$         1,364

Transportation Fees

$         1,746

$         3,174

$         3,174

Personal Expenses

$         2,146

$         2,146

$         2,146

TOTAL

$       22,432

$       22,454

$       13,300

Graduate Students

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents

Tuition & Fees

$         7,396

$         7,396

$         7,396

Books & Supplies

$         1,224

$         1,224

$         1,224

Room & Board

$       11,924

$       10,518

$         1,364

Transportation Fees

$         1,746

$         3,174

$         3,174

Personal Expenses

$         2,146

$         2,146

$         2,146

TOTAL

$       24,440

$       24,462

$       15,308

Non-Florida Residents

Estimated nine-month budgets for full-time Non-Florida Resident students used in 2014-2015 are listed below (based on 27 credits for Undergraduate students and 20 credits for Graduate students):

Undergraduate Students

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents

Tuition & Fees

$       19,392

$       19,392

$       19,392

Books & Supplies

$         1,224

$         1,224

$         1,224

Room & Board

$       11,924

$       10,518

$         1,364

Transportation Fees

$         1,746

$         3,174

$         3,174

Personal Expenses

$         2,146

$         2,146

$         2,146

TOTAL

$       36,432

$       36,454

$       27,300

Graduate Students

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents

Tuition & Fees

$       20,504

$       20,504

$       20,504

Books & Supplies

$         1,224

$         1,224

$         1,224

Room & Board

$       11,924

$       10,518

$         1,364

Transportation Fees

$         1,746

$         3,174

$         3,174

Personal Expenses

$         2,146

$         2,146

$         2,146

TOTAL

$       37,544

$       37,566

$       28,412


Tuition Per Credit Hour

(more info)

 

Undergraduate

Graduate

Florida Resident

$     201.29

$   369.82

Non-Florida Resident

$     719.84

$ 1,024.81

Repeat Course Surcharge

(more info)

Repeat course surcharge is $158.84 per credit hour, in addition to the fees outlined above.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE STUDENTS:  Please visit the Office of Medical Student Financial Aid for Cost of Attendance at:  http://med.fau.edu/students/financial_aid/cost_of_attendance.php


Period Based Budgeting

Every student receiving financial aid is assigned a cost of attendance based on the following:

  • Classification = Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Residency = Florida or Non-Florida
  • Enrollment Status = Full-Time, ¾ time, half-time or less than half-time
  • Housing Status = On-campus, off-campus or with parents

Your Housing Status is assigned from your response on the FAFSA application. Review and Confirm your Housing Status on MyFAU Self Service in the Financial Aid Status/Award Overview section. If your housing status is incorrect, then submit a Housing Status Revision Request with the appropriate documentation.  The form is located on our Financial Aid Forms page.

Your financial aid award is initially based on an enrollment status of full time (12 credit hours for undergraduates fall, spring, and summer or 9 credit hours for graduates fall, spring and 6 credit hours for summer).  If your enrollment is less than full time expect your cost of attendance to be reduced, this may also impact and reduce the amount of aid you were initially offered.


An additional allowance is added to the appropriate budget for students paying out-of-state fees, loan fees, and those who are classified as graduate students by the Registrar's Office. Budgets for part time students will be reduced based on actual enrollment.

Florida Prepaid, Tuition Waivers, and Scholarships are considered resources and used to calculate aid eligibility.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you will NOT be receiving enough financial aid to cover all your charges for the semester, or are unsure of the amount you will need to pay, please check with the Controller’s Office during the first week of school.  Please click here for a Cost per Credit breakdown.

In cases where your charges exceed your financial aid award, it is your responsibility to pay the amount of any uncovered charges by the semester’s last day to pay deadline to avoid a late payment fee of $100.00. The last day to pay deadline is listed on the Academic Calendar, which may be viewed by clicking here .

Billing Statements: For questions regarding your Billing Statement, please go to the FAU Controller's website FAQs.

 Last Modified 7/18/14