Budget Information

Budget Information

What is the cost of attendance (COA), how is it determined and how much is it?

The COA is an estimated individual student’s projected total educational expenses for a two semester time period. The COA is also referred to as the Financial Aid Budget.

The cost of attendance (COA) for Financial Aid purposes is constructed by the Financial Aid Office using the parameters of the federal guidelines. The COA includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, transportation, and personal expenses. This COA governs the total amount of aid (loans and scholarships) that are available to a student for any two semester period. This maximum COA also applies to private loans.

We realize that students come to law school from varied backgrounds, experiences and lifestyles, however the COA allows for a simple lifestyle, that of a graduate student and can not be increased to suit your desired lifestyle.

Fall 14 – Spring 15 academic year, the ESTIMATED COA for Financial Aid purposes ONLY:

Full Time (13-16 credit hours each semester) Fall and Spring total

  • Tuition: $40860
  • General Fee: $2252
  • One-time matriculation: $107
  • SBA Dues: $96
  • Books: $1450
  • Room and Board: $10970
  • Transportation: $3456
  • Personal/Misc: $5976
  • TOTAL: $65167

Part Time (9-12 credit hours each semester) Fall and Spring total

  • Tuition: $32692
  • General Fee: $2252
  • One-Time Matriculation: $107
  • SBA Dues: $96
  • Books: $1450
  • Room and Board: $10970
  • Transportation: $3456
  • Personal/Misc: $5976
  • TOTAL: $56999

Summer 2015 academic year, the ESTIMATED COA for Financial Aid purposes ONLY:

Full Time (7-8 credit hours each)

  • Tuition: $12,871
  • General Fee: $1,040
  • SBA Dues: $24
  • Books: $700
  • Room and Board: $3,591
  • Transportation: $1,131
  • Personal/Misc: $1,956
  • TOTAL: $21,313

Part Time (5-6 credit hours each)

  • Tuition: $10,275
  • General Fee: $1,040
  • SBA Dues: $24
  • Books: $700
  • Room and Board: $3,591
  • Transportation: $1131
  • Personal/Misc: $1956
  • TOTAL: $18,717

Any law student registering for more than 16 hours (8 hours in the Summer semester) is charged an additional fee of $1,725 for each additional hour. Students registering for fewer than part-time hours will be charged $1,725 per credit hour. All students are charged a general fee and SBA dues. A one-time matriculation fee of $103 is assessed at the students’ first registration.

Additional Cost of Attendance components for increased Grad PLUS loan eligibility

  • Dependent Care Expenses:Students with dependent children in a licensed day care facility can submit day care charges while Florida Coastal classes are in session for additional Grad PLUS loan eligibility.It is the student’s responsibility to submit the Day Care Charges Documentation for Financial Aid form every award period with a signed letter on the day care facility’s letterhead, stating “attached documentation is true and accurate.” A separate form is required for each child.
  • Extended Day Expenses:Students with dependent children in elementary school (kindergarten to fifth grade) with extended day care before and after school can submit those charges for times when Florida Coastal classes are in session for additional Grad PLUS eligibility.It is the student’s responsibility to submit the Extended Day Care Charges Documentation for Financial Aid form every award period with a signed letter on the elementary school’s letterhead, stating “attached documentation is true and accurate”. A separate form is required for each child.
  • Bar Loan Application Fee:For a student enrolled in a program that requires professional licensure or certification, the school may include the “direct cost of obtaining a first professional license” into the cost of attendance. The cost must be incurred while the student is still enrolled. For additional Grad PLUS eligibility, the student must provide verification to the Financial Aid Office that the Bar exam/Application fee has been paid.Cost associated with review courses or study materials cannot be included.

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