Cost of Attendance @ FAU for 2021-2022

View Cost of Attendance for 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Cost Basics

A college education is an important investment. In order to offer 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 offers to continuing and admitted students.

Financial aid offers are based on a cost of attendance that is constructed based on six components as designated by federal regulations (tuition & fees, books & supplies, housing, dining, transportation fees, and personal expenses). Your actual cost may vary.  Some programs involve additional costs.  Please contact your department (or prospective department) if you have questions about additional costs.

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.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Tuition Breakdown

Tuition Per Credit Hour* tuition breakdown

  Undergraduate Graduate
Florida Resident $203.29 $371.82
Non-Florida Resident $721.84 $1,026.81
  Undergraduate
Florida Resident $203.29
Non-Florida Resident $721.84
  Graduate
Florida Resident $371.82
Non-Florida Resident $1,026.81

Florida Residents

Estimated nine-month budgets for full-time Florida Resident students used in 2021-2022 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 $5,488 $5,488 $5,488
Books & Supplies $1,272 $1,272 $1,272
Housing $8,522 $8,630 $0
Dining $3,814 $3,462 $1,436
Transportation Fees $1,890 $2,464 $2,464
Personal Expenses $3,898 $3,898 $3,898
TOTAL $24,884 $25,214 $14,558
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$17,978 $5,642 $5,642
  On Campus
Tuition & Fees $5,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,320
Dining $3,710
Transportation Fees $1,996
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $25,368
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$17,672
  Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $5,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,862
Dining $3,292
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $26,260
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$5,642
  With Parents
Tuition & Fees $5,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $0
Dining $1,444
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $15,550
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$5,642

Undergraduate Students - Wilkes Honors College

  On Campus Off Campus With Parents
Tuition & Fees $5,488 $5,488 $5,488
Books & Supplies $1,272 $1,272 $1,272
Housing $9,080 $8,126 $0
Dining $4,202 $3,462 $1,436
Transportation Fees $1,890 $2,464 $2,464
Personal Expenses $3,898 $3,898 $3,898
TOTAL $25,830 $24,710 $14,558
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$18,924 $5,642 $5,642
  On Campus
Tuition & Fees $5,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,650
Dining $4,222
Transportation Fees $1,996
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $26,210
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$18,514
  Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $5,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,294
Dining $3,292
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $25,692
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$5,642
  With Parents
Tuition & Fees $5,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $0
Dining $1,444
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $15,550
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$5,642

Graduate Students

  On Campus Off Campus With Parents
Tuition & Fees $7,440 $7,440 $7,440
Books & Supplies $1,272 $1,272 $1,272
Housing $8,522 $8,630 $0
Dining $3,814 $3,462 $1,436
Transportation Fees $1,890 $2,464 $2,464
Personal Expenses $3,898 $3,898 $3,898
TOTAL $26,836 $27,166 $16,510
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$19,930 $7,594 $7,594
  On Campus
Tuition & Fees $7,440
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,320
Dining $3,710
Transportation Fees $1,996
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $27,320
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$19,624
  Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $7,440
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,862
Dining $3,292
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $28,212
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$7,594
  With Parents
Tuition & Fees $7,440
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $0
Dining $1,444
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $17,502
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$7,594

 

Non-Florida Residents

Estimated nine-month budgets for full-time Non-Florida Resident students used in 2021-2022 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 $19,488 $19,488 $19,488
Books & Supplies $1,272 $1,272 $1,272
Housing $8,522 $8,630 $0
Dining $3,814 $3,462 $1,436
Transportation Fees $1,890 $2,464 $2,464
Personal Expenses $3,898 $3,898 $3,898
TOTAL $38,884 $39,214 $28,558
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$31,978 $19,642 $19,642
  On Campus
Tuition & Fees $19,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,320
Dining $3,710
Transportation Fees $1,996
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $39,368
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$31,672
  Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $19,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,862
Dining $3,292
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $40,260
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$19,642
  With Parents
Tuition & Fees $19,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $0
Dining $1,444
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $29,550
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$19,642

Undergraduate Students - Wilkes Honors College

  On Campus Off Campus With Parents
Tuition & Fees $19,488 $19,488 $19,488
Books & Supplies $1,272 $1,272 $1,272
Housing $9,080 $8,126 $0
Dining $4,202 $3,462 $1,436
Transportation Fees $1,890 $2,464 $2,464
Personal Expenses $3,898 $3,898 $3,898
TOTAL $39,830 $38,710 $28,558
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$32,924 $19,642 $19,642
  On Campus
Tuition & Fees $19,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,650
Dining $4,222
Transportation Fees $1,996
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $40,210
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$32,514
  Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $19,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,294
Dining $3,292
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $39,692
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$19,642
  With Parents
Tuition & Fees $19,488
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $0
Dining $1,444
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $29,550
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$19,642

Graduate Students

  On Campus Off Campus With Parents
Tuition & Fees $20,536 $20,536 $20,536
Books & Supplies $1,272 $1,272 $1,272
Housing $8,522 $8,630 $0
Dining $3,814 $3,462 $1,436
Transportation Fees $1,890 $2,464 $2,464
Personal Expenses $3,898 $3,898 $3,898
TOTAL $39,932 $40,262 $29,606
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$33,026 $20,690 $20,690
  On Campus
Tuition & Fees $20,536
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,320
Dining $3,710
Transportation Fees $1,996
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $40,416
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$32,720
  Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $20,536
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $8,862
Dining $3,292
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $41,308
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$20,690
  With Parents
Tuition & Fees $20,536
Books & Supplies $1,232
Housing $0
Dining $1,444
Transportation Fees $2,764
Personal Expenses $4,622
TOTAL $30,598
Estimated Direct Costs:
Payable to FAU and reflected on student's bill
$20,690

 

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 Housing and Dining estimates are based on a weighted average of all available residence hall accommodation types. When calculating the on-campus dining estimates, the projected 19 Meal Plan rate was assumed for accommodations which require meal plan subscription and the off-campus dining estimate (see below) was assumed for accommodations which do not require meal plan subscription.  Click links to view FAU's current cost of meal plans per semester or FAU's current housing rates per semester.

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

Off-campus Dining 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.

An additional allowance is added to the appropriate budget for students paying federal loan fees. Budgets for part time students will be reduced based on actual enrollment.


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE STUDENTS

Please visit the Office of Medical Student Financial Aid for Cost of Attendance.


REPEAT COURSE SURCHARGE

Each student enrolled in the same undergraduate course more than twice shall be assessed a Repeat Course Surcharge of $192.47 per credit hour in addition to the fees outlined above for each course.

EXCESS HOURS SURCHARGE

Florida Statutes mandate the assessment of a surcharge to each credit hour taken in excess of the total number of credit hours required to complete the degree being pursued. View details of Excess Hours Surcharge.

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 initially assignedbased on your planned housing response on the FAFSA application. After drop/add, students who indicated they would be living "on campus"but are not will be assigned a "with parent" housing status by default. Students who indicated "on campus" on their FAFSA but are living off campus independent from parents/relatives should submit aHousing Status Revision Request with the appropriate documentation. The form is located on our Financial Aid Forms page.
Your financial aid offer 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.


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. View Cost per Credit for a breakdown.

In cases where your charges exceed your financial aid offer, 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.

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