Cost of Attendance 2023-2024

The cost of attendance (COA) is determined by the institution and includes allowances for tuition and fees, books, course materials, supplies, and equipment, living expenses, transportation, and personal expenses. The COA components and budget amounts are assessed annually by the Director of Financial Aid so that the costs of receiving a higher education are accurately and realistically represented to students. While actual expenses will depend on your lifestyle and level of enrollment, the estimated costs listed on this page should assist you in planning your own budget.

COA is calculated each term to reflect a student’s level of enrollment and dependency status. Prior to enrollment, Full-Time status (12 credit hours per semester) for tuition and fees is assumed. Following enrollment, the tuition and fees charged on the student’s account are calculated for the student’s budget.

Nine-Month Budget In-State Resident Out-of-State Resident
Off Campus Full-Time w/Parent Full-Time Off Campus Full-Time w/Parent Full-Time
Tuition and Fees  $        1,990  $        1,990  $        6,598  $        6,598
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment  $           868  $           868  $           868  $           868
Living Expenses  $      15,018  $        7,520  $      15,018  $        7,520
Transportation  $        3,338  $        3,338  $        3,338  $        3,338
Personal Expenses  $        4,274  $        4,274  $        4,274  $        4,274
TOTAL  $      25,488  $      17,990  $      30,096  $      22,598

 

COA for students enrolled less-than-half-time does not include Living Expenses or personal expenses.

Less Than Half-Time Budget In-State Resident Out-of-State Resident
Off Campus Full-Time w/Parent Full-Time Off Campus Full-Time w/Parent Full-Time
Tuition and Fees  $        1,990  $        1,990  $        6,598  $        6,598
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment  $           868  $           868  $           868  $           868
Transportation  $        3,338  $        3,338  $        3,338  $        3,338
TOTAL  $        6,196  $        6,196  $      10,804  $      10,804

 

COA for students enrolled Summer 2024

Summer Budget In-State Resident Out-of-State Resident
Off Campus Full-Time w/Parent Full-Time Off Campus Full-Time w/Parent Full-Time
Tuition and Fees  $           995  $           995  $        3,299  $        3,299
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment  $           241  $           241  $           241  $           241
Living Expenses  $        4,171  $        2,089  $        4,171  $        2,089
Transportation  $           927  $           927  $           927  $           927
Personal Expenses  $        1,187  $        1,187  $        1,187  $        1,187
TOTAL  $        7,521  $        5,439  $        9,825  $        7,743

 

* Amount is calculated from the 2020-2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey, Table 3124: South region by income before taxes. (Income category of $50,000 - $69,999 chosen based on Moore County, NC median household income as reported on the 2016-2020 Census)