Cost of Attendance

FINANCIAL AID

Cost of Attendance

Knowing a college's "cost of attendance" (COA) is critical when comparing aid awards.  A college with a high COA may offer a generous aid package but still be more expensive than one with a much lower COA.

What's Included in the COA

As dictated by Congress, the COA is the average cost to attend for one academic year (fall through spring). It includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Colleges adjust the COA yearly to reflect changes to these costs.

How the COA Drives Your Financial Aid

The college subtracts your Expected Family Contribution from the COA to calculate your need for financial aid.

Your Own COA May Be Different

Colleges create several official COAs that reflect differences in living costs (on-campus, off-campus, or at home) and in-state and out-of-state tuition. Your actual cost to attend may be different than the official COA depending on your personal expenses, participation in extracurricular activities, and travel expenses.

COA and Net Price

A net price calculator (NPC) is an online tool that provides estimates of college costs for prospective students, based on a set of inputs, such as family income, size and assets.  The NPC calculates estimated grant and scholarship aid and subtracts that total from a college's cost of attendance, resulting in an estimated net price.  Most NPCs go the next step and subtract a prospective student's estimated "self-help" (i.e., loans and work), resulting in a figure called estimated remaining cost.  This information may be helpful in comparing costs between several colleges.  Use the Net Price Calculator to estimate your net price to attend at Rowan.

Undergraduate In-State 17/18 Award Year (Fall 2017 through Spring 2018)

Expense On Campus Off Campus With Parents
Housing 9,317 8,384 4,172
Board 4,400 3,641 2,624
Personal 1,800 1,800 1,800
Transport 1,927 2,066 3,992
Books 1,600 1,600 1,600
Loan Fees 73 73 73
Tuition & Fees 13,422 13,422 13,422
TOTALS 32,539 30,985 27,683

Undergraduate Out-of-State 17/18 Award Year (Fall 2017 through Spring 2018)

Expense On Campus Off Campus With Parents
Housing 9,317 8,384 4,172
Board 4,400 3,641 2,624
Personal 1,800 1,800 1,800
Transport 2,375 2,514 4,440
Books 1,600 1,600 1,600
Loan Fees 73 73 73
Tuition & Fees 21,890 21,890 21,890
TOTALS 41,455 39,901 36,599