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 2015-2016 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

$         5,432

$         5,432

$         5,432

Books & Supplies

$         1,240

$         1,240

$         1,240

Room & Board

$       11,748

$       10,650

$         1,312

Transportation Fees

$         1,974

$         3,158

$         3,158

Personal Expenses

$         2,462

$         2,462

$         2,462

TOTAL

$       22,856

$       22,942

$       13,604

Graduate Students

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents

Tuition & Fees

$         7,392

$         7,392

$         7,392

Books & Supplies

$         1,240

$         1,240

$         1,240

Room & Board

$       11,748

$       10,650

$         1,312

Transportation Fees

$         1,974

$         3,158

$         3,158

Personal Expenses

$         2,462

$         2,462

$         2,462

TOTAL

$       24,816

$       24,902

$       15,564

Non-Florida Residents

Estimated nine-month budgets for full-time Non-Florida Resident students used in 2015-2016 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

$       19,432

$       19,432

$       19,432

Books & Supplies

$         1,240

$         1,240

$         1,240

Room & Board

$       11,748

$       10,650

$         1,312

Transportation Fees

$         1,974

$         3,158

$         3,158

Personal Expenses

$         2,462

$         2,462

$         2,462

TOTAL

$       36,856

$       36,942

$       27,604

Graduate Students

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents

Tuition & Fees

$       20,496

$       20,496

$       20,496

Books & Supplies

$         1,240

$         1,240

$         1,240

Room & Board

$       11,748

$       10,650

$         1,312

Transportation Fees

$         1,974

$         3,158

$         3,158

Personal Expenses

$         2,462

$         2,462

$         2,462

TOTAL

$       37,920

$       38,006

$       28,668

Tuition and Fee estimates are based on the average combined Fall and Spring FAU enrollment of students attending FAU full time in both Fall and Spring semesters, multiplied by the projected cost per credit hour.

Book and Supplies estimates are based on the national average for 4-year public institutions listed in the most recent College Board Trends in College Pricing publication, adjusted for inflation.

On-campus Room and Board estimates are based on a weighted average of all available residence hall accommodation types. When calculating the on-campus board estimates, the projected 15 Plus Flex Meal Plan rate was assumed for accommodations which require meal plan subscription and the off-campus board estimate (see below) was assumed for accommodations which do not require meal plan subscription.

Off-campus Room estimates are based on an average of rates obtained in an annual survey of local apartment complexes for a 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit. An allowance for utilities (power, water, cable, internet, phone) is included in the estimate. Estimates are based on double occupancy.

Off-campus Board estimates are based on the Cost of Food at Home data published by the United States Department of Agriculture, adjusted for the regional Cost of Living Index and inflation.

Off-campus Transportation Fee estimates are based on the monthly vehicle operating costs for the Dade and Broward county region as listed in the IRS Local Transportation Standards publication. On-campus transportation is calculated as a prorated portion of the off-campus calculation to reflect reduced variable costs.

Personal Expense estimates are based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure data for the Miami Area, adjusted for inflation.


Tuition Per Credit Hour

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Undergraduate

Graduate

Florida Resident

$     201.29

$   369.82

Non-Florida Resident

$     719.84

$ 1,024.81

Repeat Course Surcharge

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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 3/24/15