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Cost of attendance (COA) is defined as the estimated cost of a student's educational expenses for that period of enrollment. The estimate generally includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and personal and transportation expenses.  

While your actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and individual circumstances, the estimated costs listed on this page should assist you in planning your own budget.

Please use our Net Price Calculator to calculate an estimate of your college costs.


Cost of Attendance for the Current Academic Year

2014-2015 Cost of Attendance for Evening--Online--Nationwide

 

Undergraduate 8 Week Students  1 session   2 sessions  3 sessions  4 sessions  5 sessions 
Tuition  1340  2680  4020  5360  6700 
Books  264  528  792  1056  1320 
Room & Board  1938  3876  5814  7752  9690 
Transportation  599  1198  1797  2396  2995 
Personal  986  1972  2958  3944  4930 
Loan Fees  12  24  36  48  60 
Cost of Attendance  5139  10278  15417  20556  25695 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

Undergraduate 8 Week Students Living with Parents  1 session   2 sessions  3 sessions  4 sessions  5 sessions 
Tuition  1340  2680  4020  5360  6700 
Books  264  528  792  1056  1320 
Room & Board 
Transportation  599  1198  1797  2396  2995 
Personal  986  1972  2958  3944  4930 
Loan Fees  12  24  36  48  60 
Cost of Attendance  3201  6402  9603  12804  16005 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

Military Undergraduate 8 Week Students  1 session   2 sessions  3 sessions  4 sessions  5 sessions 
Tuition  1340  2680  4020  5360  6700 
Books  264  528  792  1056  1320 
Board  484  968  1452  1936  2420 
Transportation  599  1198  1797  2396  2995 
Personal  986  1972  2958  3944  4930 
Loan Fees  12  24  36  48  60 
Cost of Attendance  3685  7370  11055  14740  18425 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

2014-2015 Cost of Attendance for Residential Campus in Columbia MO

 

2014 Day Program Living On Campus  1 semester   2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
Fixed Tuition  10468  20936  22276 
Books  528  1056  1320 
Room and Board 3151  6302  8240 
Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
Personal  1479  2958  3944 
Loan Fees  24  48  60 
Cost of Attendance  16848  33696  38835 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

2014 Day Program Living Off Campus  1 semester   2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
Fixed Tuition  10468  20936  22276 
Books  528  1056  1320 
Room and Board  3876  7752  9690 
Transportation  1198  2396  2995 
Personal  1479  2958  3944 
Loan Fees  24  48  60 
Cost of Attendance  17573  35146  40285 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

2014 Day Program Living with Parents  1 semester   2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
Fixed Tuition  10468  20936  22276 
Books  528  1056  1320 
Room and Board 
Transportation  1198  2396  2995 
Personal  1479  2958  3944 
Loan Fees  24  48  60 
Cost of Attendance  13697  27394  30595 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

2014-2015 Cost of Attendance for Master Degrees

 

Graduate 8 Week Students

1 session  

2 sessions 

3 sessions 

4 sessions 

5 sessions 

Tuition  1035  2070  3105  4140  5175 
Books  132  264  396  528  660 
Room and Board  1938  3876  5814  7752  9690 
Transportation  599  1198  1797  2396  2995 
Personal  986  1972  2958  3944  4930 
Loan Fees  12  24  36  48  60 
Cost of Attendance  4702  9404  14106  18808  23510 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

Military Graduate 8 Week Students 

1 session  

2 sessions 

3 sessions 

4 sessions 

5 sessions 

Tuition  1035  2070  3105  4140  5175 
Books  132  264  396  528  660 
Board  484  968  1452  1936  2420 
Transportation  599  1198  1797  2396  2995 
Personal  986  1972  2958  3944  4930 
Loan Fees  12  24  36  48  60 
Cost of Attendance  3248  6496  9744  12992  16240 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

2013-14 Cost of Attendance

Day in Columbia MO

On Campus

2011-12 Fixed Rate for Returning Student

These rates apply to students who were enrolled full-time as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2011 and/or Spring semester 2012.

Attendance Fall and Spring Semesters Fall and Spring Semesters plus Summer
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $17,028 $17,998
Room and Board (on campus) $6,254 $8,075
Estimated Indirect Cost
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $7,464 $9,330
Loan Fees  $64 $80
Total $31,810 $36,733

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

2012-13 Fixed Rate for Returning Student

These rates apply to students who were enrolled full-time as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2012 and/or Spring semester 2013.

Attendance Fall and Spring Semesters Fall and Spring Semesters plus Summer
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $17,950 $18,920
Room and Board (on campus) $6,254 $8,075
Estimated Indirect Cost
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $7,464 $9,330
Loan Fees  $64 $80
Total $32,732 $37,655

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

2013-14 Fixed Rate for New Student

These rates apply to any student that did NOT attend Columbia College full-time at least one semester during the 2011-12 (August 2011-May 2012) or 2012-13 (August 2012 to May 2013) academic years.

Attendance Fall and Spring Semesters Fall and Spring Semesters plus Summer
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $19,386 $20,356
Room and Board (on campus) $6,254 $8,075
Estimated Indirect Cost
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $7,464 $9,330
Loan Fees  $64 $80 
Total $34,168 $39,091

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

Off Campus

2011-12 Fixed Rate for Returning Student

These rates apply to students who were enrolled full-time as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2011 and/or Spring semester 2012.

Attendance Fall and Spring Semesters Fall and Spring Semesters plus Summer
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $17,028 $17,998
Estimated Indirect Cost
Room and Board (off campus) $6,728 $8,410
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $7,464 $9,330
Loan Fees $64 $80
Total $32,284 37,068

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

2012-13 Fixed Rate for Returning Student

These rates apply to students who were enrolled full-time as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2012 and/or Spring semester 2013.

Attendance Fall and Spring Semesters Fall and Spring Semesters plus Summer
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $17,950 $18,920
Room and Board (on campus) $6,728 $8,410
Estimated Indirect Cost
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $7,464 $9,330
Loan Fees  $64 $80
Total $33,206 $37,990

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

2013-14 Fixed rate for New Student

These rates apply to any student that did NOT attend Columbia College full-time during at least one semester during the 2011-12 (August 2011-May 2012) or 2012-13 (August 2012 to May 2013) academic years.

Attendance Fall and Spring Semesters Fall and Spring Semesters plus Summer
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $19,386 $20,356
Estimated Indirect Cost
Room and Board (off campus) $6,728 $8,410
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $7,464 $9,330
Loan Fees $64 $80
Total $34,642 $39,426

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

Living with Parents

2011-12 Fixed Rate for Returning Student

These rates apply to students who were enrolled full-time as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2011 and/or Spring semester 2012.

Attendance Fall and Spring Semesters Fall and Spring Semesters plus Summer
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $17,028 $17,998
Estimated Indirect Cost
Room and Board (off campus) $0 $0
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $7,464 $9,330
Loan Fees $64 $80
Total $25,556 28,658

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

2012-13 Fixed Rate for Returning Student

These rates apply to students who were enrolled full-time as Columbia College students in the Fall semester 2012 and/or Spring semester 2013.

Attendance Fall and Spring Semesters Fall and Spring Semesters plus Summer
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $17,950 $18,920
Room and Board (on campus) $0 $0
Estimated Indirect Cost
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $7,464 $9,330
Loan Fees  $64 $80
Total $26,478 $29,580

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

2013-14 Fixed Rate for New Student

These rates apply to any student that did NOT attend Columbia College full-time during at least one semester in the 2012-13 academic year (August 2012 to May 2013).

Attendance Fall and Spring Semesters Fall and Spring Semesters plus Summer
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $19,368 $20,356
Estimated Indirect Cost
Room and Board (off campus) $0 $0
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $7,464 $9,330
Loan Fees $64 $80
Total $27,914 31,016

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

Undergraduate Evening Nationwide Online

Regular

Attendance 1 Session 2 Sessions 3 Sessions 4 Sessions 5 Sessions
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $970 $1,940 $2,910 $3,880 $4,850
Estimated Indirect Cost
Room and Board (off campus) $1,821 $3,642 $5,463 $7,284 $9,105
Books and Supplies $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $2,019 $4,038 $6,057 $8,076 $10,095
Loan Fees $16 $32  $48  $64  $80 
Total $5,076 $10,152 $15,228 $20,304 $25,380

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

Military

Why is the cost of attendance different for military students?

Effective July 1, 2010 the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) implemented a change that affects military students. Specifically, the HEOA, section 471 HEA Section 472(3) states:

The HEOA specifies that, for students living in housing located on a military base or housing for which they receive a basic allowance under Title 37 of the U.S.C - Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services, the room and board allowance shall include an allowance based on the expenses reasonably incurred for board only.

Because the housing allowance is not required to be reported on the FAFSA, the housing allowance must be excluded as part of the cost of attendance. (The cost of attendance is an estimate of a student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment). All monies awarded (to include loans, grants, scholarships and military tuition assistance) cannot exceed the estimated cost of attendance for a session. Effectively, the removal of your BAH lowers a student's cost of attendance figure.


Attendance 1 Session 2 Sessions 3 Sessions 4 Sessions 5 Sessions
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $970 $1,940 $2,910 $3,880 $4,850
Estimated Indirect Cost
Room and Board (off campus) $528 $1,056 $1,584 $2,112 $2,640
Books and Supplies $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $2,019 $4,038 $6,057 $8,076 $10,095
Loan Fees $16 $32  $48
$64  $80 
Total $3,783 $7,566 $11,349 $15,132 $18,915

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

Living with Parents

Attendance 1 Session 2 Sessions 3 Sessions 4 Sessions 5 Sessions
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $970 $1,940 $2,910 $3,880 $4,850
Estimated Indirect Cost
Room and Board (off campus) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Books and Supplies $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $2,019 $4,038 $6,057 $8,076 $10,095
Loan Fees $16 $32  $48  $64  $80 
Total $3,255 $6,510 $9,765 $13,020 $16,275

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

Masters Evening Nationwide Online

Regular

Attendance 1 Session 2 Sessions 3 Sessions 4 Sessions 5 Sessions
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $1,505 $3,010 $4,515 $6,020 $7,525
Estimated Indirect Cost
Room and Board (off campus) $1,821 $3,642 $5,463 $7,284 $9,105
Books and Supplies $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $2,019 $4,038 $6,057 $8,076 $10,095
Loan Fees $16 $32  $48  $64  $80 
Total $5,611 $11,222 $16,833 $22,444 $28,055

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

Military

Why is the cost of attendance different for military students?

Effective July 1, 2010 the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) implemented a change that affects military students. Specifically, the HEOA, section 471 HEA Section 472(3) states:

The HEOA specifies that, for students living in housing located on a military base or housing for which they receive a basic allowance under Title 37 of the U.S.C - Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services, the room and board allowance shall include an allowance based on the expenses reasonably incurred for board only.

Because the housing allowance is not required to be reported on the FAFSA, the housing allowance must be excluded as part of the cost of attendance. (The cost of attendance is an estimate of a student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment). All monies awarded (to include loans, grants, scholarships and military tuition assistance) cannot exceed the estimated cost of attendance for a session. Effectively, the removal of your BAH lowers a student's cost of attendance figure.


Attendance 1 Session 2 Sessions 3 Sessions 4 Sessions 5 Sessions
Estimated Direct Cost
Tuition and Fees $1,505 $3,010 $4,515 $6,020 $7,525
Estimated Indirect Cost
Room and Board (off campus) $528 $1,056 $1,584 $2,112 $2,640
Books and Supplies $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250
Personal and Transportation Expenses $2,019 $4,038 $6,057 $8,076 $10,095
Loan Fees $16  $32  $48  $64  $80 
Total $4,318 $8,636 $12,954 $17,272 $21,590

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs Direct costs are those you pay directly to the College and include tuition, fees, and any institutional charges. Room and board are direct costs for those living in on-campus housing.
Indirect Costs Indirect Costs are costs you will likely be responsible for during your enrollment, but which are not directly owed to the College. Indirect costs include books and supplies, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are a general estimate and will vary depending on a student's specific situation and individual circumstances.
Tuition and Fees The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student.
Room and Board The estimated cost to live on or off campus.
Books and Supplies The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student.
Personal and Transportation Expenses The estimated costs of personal expenses, transportation expenses and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student might have over a specific enrollment period.

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

Why is the cost of attendance different for military students?

Effective July 1, 2010 the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) implemented a change that affects military students. Specifically, the HEOA, section 471 HEA Section 472(3) states:

The HEOA specifies that, for students living in housing located on a military base or housing for which they receive a basic allowance under Title 37 of the U.S.C - Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services, the room and board allowance shall include an allowance based on the expenses reasonably incurred for board only.

Because the housing allowance is not required to be reported on the FAFSA, the housing allowance must be excluded as part of the cost of attendance. (The cost of attendance is an estimate of a student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment). All monies awarded (to include loans, grants, scholarships and military tuition assistance) cannot exceed the estimated cost of attendance for a session. Effectively, the removal of your BAH lowers a student's cost of attendance figure.


Fixed Tuition Rates for Prior Academic Years

2013-2014 Cost of Attendance for Residential Campus in Columbia MO

 
 2013 Day Program Living on Campus  1 semester  2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
 Fixed Tuition  9693  19386  20726 
 Books  526  1052  1315 
 Room and Board 3151  6302  8240 
 Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
 Personal 1479  2958  3944 
 Loan Fees 24  48  60 
 Cost of Attendance 16071  32142  37280 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

 2013 Day Program Living Off Campus  1 semester  2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
 Fixed Tuition 9693  19386  20726 
 Books 526  1052  1315 
 Room and Board 3876  7752  9690 
 Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
 Personal 1479  2958  3944 
 Loan Fees 24  48  60 
 Cost of Attendance 16796  33592  38730 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

 2013 Day Program Living with Parents  1 semester  2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
 Fixed Tuition 9693  19386  20726 
 Books 526  1052  1315 
 Room and Board
 Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
 Personal 1479  2958  3944 
 Loan Fees 24  48  60 
 Cost of Attendance 12920  25840  29040 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

2012-2013 Cost of Attendance for Residential Campus in Columbia MO

 2012 Day Program Living On Campus 1 semester  2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
 Fixed Tuition 8975  17950  19290 
 Books 526  1052  1315 
 Room and Board 3151  6302  8240 
 Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
 Personal 1479  2958  3944 
 Loan Fees 24  48  60 
 Cost of Attendance 15353  30706  35844 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

 
 2012 Day Program Living Off Campus 1 semester  2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
 Fixed Tuition 8975  17950  19290 
 Books 526  1052  1315 
 Room and Board 3876  7752  9690 
 Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
 Personal 1479  2958  3944 
 Loan Fees 24  48  60 
 Cost of Attendance

16078 

32156  37294 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

 2012 Day Program Living With Parents 1 semester  2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
 Fixed Tuition 8975  17950  19290 
 Books 526  1052  1315 
 Room and Board
 Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
 Personal 1479  2958  3944 
 Loan Fees 24  48  60 
 Cost of Attendance 12202  24404  27604 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

2011-2012 Cost of Attendance for Residential Campus in Columbia MO

 2011 Day Program Living On Campus 1 semester  2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
 Fixed Tuition 8514  17028  18368 
 Books 526  1052  1315 
 Room and Board 3151  6302  8240 
 Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
 Personal 1479  2958  3944 
 Loan Fees 24  48  60 
 Cost of Attendance 14892  29784  34922 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

 2011 Day Program Living Off Campus 1 semester  2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
 Fixed Tuition 8514  17028  18368 
 Books 526  1052  1315 
 Room and Board 3876  7752  9690 
 Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
 Personal 1479  2958  3944 
 Loan Fees 24  48  60 
 Cost of Attendance 15617  31234  36372 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

 

 2011 Day Program Living With Parents 1 semester  2 semesters  2 semesters + summer session 
 Fixed Tuition 8514  17028  18368 
 Books 526  1052  1315 
 Room and Board
 Transportation 1198  2396  2995 
 Personal 1479  2958  3944 
 Loan Fees 24  48  60 
 Cost of Attendance 11741  23482  26682 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Direct Costs  Direct costs are paid directly to the College, which include tuition, fees and any institutional charges. Room and Board are direct costs for students living in on-campus housing. 
Indirect Costs  Indirect costs are not directly owed to the College, which include books, supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses. These costs are an estimate and will vary depending on a student's individual circumstances. 
Tuition and Fees  The estimated average cost of tuition and fees based on full-time enrollment for a typical student. 
Room and Board  The estimated cost to live on or off campus. 
Books and Supplies  The estimated cost of books and supplies for a typical student. 
Transportation and Personal  The estimated cost of transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses a typical student have over a specific enrollment period.  

Visit our Net Price Calculator to explore an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility.

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