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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of school-related expenses the student can expect to have for the academic year, or semester of enrollment. The COA is composed of the following categories: tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and some personal expenses. These components are determined by law, Higher Education Act of 1965, section 472, and are designed to cover the educational-related expenses of the student. In addition, the cost of attendance will consider the residency status, living arrangements (i.e. living with parents, on campus, off campus), and, in some cases, the student’s major

Estimated 2021-2022 Academic Year Cost of Attendance

Based on full-time enrollment

Living on Campus*

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $9,292 $30,252
Room & Board $13,914 $13,914
 Sub-total  $23,206  $44,166
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $1,036 $1,036
Miscellaneous** $2,700 $2,700
Transportation $972 $972
Total $27,914 $48,874

Living off Campus

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $9,292 $30,252
Room & Board $12,978 $12,978
 Sub-total $22,270  $43,230
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $1,036 $1,036
Miscellaneous** $2,700 $2,700
Transportation $972 $972
Total $26,978 $47,938

Living off Campus (with parent/relative)

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $9,292 $30,252
Room & Board $8,334 $8,334
 Sub-total $17,626 $38,586
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $1,036 $1,036
Miscellaneous** $2,700

$2,700

Transportation $972 $972
Total $22,334 $43,294

All costs are subject to change without notice and are expected to increase annually. The Cost of Attendance is based on estimated figures and may not accurately reflect an individual students costs. The combination of the direct and indirect costs will be used to determine financial aid. *Please note, this rate is based on reported average costs for all undergraduate students at the U. Freshman costs may be up to $2-$3K less, due to lower freshman housing fees. Estimated costs may vary based on room type and meal plan selection. **Miscellaneous costs include things like medical expenses, clothing, haircuts, telephone, and other utilities, etc. Fees associated with student loan borrowing have been accounted for in the total budget for both Residents and Non-residents. Loan fees will vary.


Please keep in mind that your individual program or coursework may have additional fees associated.   

As mentioned, the Cost of Attendance is based on estimated figures, and as such, it may not accurately reflect an individual student's costs.  For this reason, a student may appeal, or request an adjustment to the COA for one of the following reasons:

  • A computer purchase for educational purposes, one time increase
  • Child Care expenses incurred while the student and/ or spouse are at school or work
  • Unusual Medical/Dental expenses, not covered by insurance and not itemized on tax returns
  • Approved University of Utah study abroad programs
  • Costs related to a disability
  • Additional required program fees and expenses

 

2021-2022 Typical Undergraduate Engineering Budgets 

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate Engineering students attending fall and spring semesters, with a course load of 14 credit hours upper division per semester. Use this information to estimate what your costs may be.

* Please keep in mind that your individual program or coursework may have additional fees associated.  

Academic Year 2021-2022     Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $13,914 $ 12,978 $8,334
Books and Supplies $1,036

$1,036

$1,036

Miscellaneous $2,700 $2,700 $2,700
Transportation $972 $972 $972

Tuition and Fees 

 

Resident: $10,030

Non-Resident: $31,416
Resident: $10,030

Non-Resident: $31,416
Resident: $10,030

Non-Resident: $31,416
Total Budget Resident: $28,652

Non-Resident: $50,038
Resident: $27,716

Non-Resident: $49,102
Resident: $23,072

Non-Resident: $44,458

2021-2022 Typical Undergraduate Business Budgets 

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate Business students attending fall and spring semesters, with a course load of 13 credit hours upper division per semester. Use this information to estimate what your costs may be.

* Please keep in mind that your individual program or coursework may have additional fees associated.  

Academic Year 2021-2022   Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $13,914 $12,978 $8,334
Books and Supplies $1,036

$1,036

$1,036

Miscellaneous $2,700 $2,700 $2,700
Transportation $972 $972 $972

Tuition and Fees 

 

Resident: $13,314

Non-Resident: $33,634
Resident: $13,314

Non-Resident: $33,634
Resident: $13,314

Non-Resident: $33,634
Total Budget Resident: $31,936

Non-Resident: $52,256
Resident: $31,000

Non-Resident: $51,320
Resident: $26,356

Non-Resident: $46,676

2021-2022 Typical Undergraduate Nursing Budgets 

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate Nursing students attending fall and spring semesters, with a course load of 14 credit hours upper division per semester. Use this information to estimate what your costs may be.

* Please keep in mind that your individual program or coursework may have additional fees associated.  

Academic Year 2021-2022      Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $13,914 $12,978 $8,334
Books and Supplies $1,036

$1,036

$1,036

Miscellaneous $2,700 $2,700 $2,700
Transportation $972 $972 $972

Tuition and Fees 

 

Resident: $10,992

Non-Resident: $32,586
Resident: $10,992

Non-Resident: $32,586
Resident: $10,992

Non-Resident: $32,586
Total Budget Resident: $29,614

Non-Resident: $51,208
Resident: $28,678

Non-Resident: $50,272
Resident: $24,034

Non-Resident: $45,628

 

2021-2022 Typical Undergraduate UOnline Budgets 

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate UOnline students attending fall and spring semesters, based on full-time enrollment. Use this information to estimate what your costs may be.

* Please keep in mind that your individual program or coursework may have additional fees associated.  

Academic Year 2021-2022      Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board $12,978 $8,334
Books and Supplies

$1,036

$1,036

Miscellaneous $2,700 $2,700
Transportation $972 $972

Tuition and Fees 

 

$5,380 $5,380
Total Budget $23,066 $18,422

 

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Contact the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for additional information and other typical costs associated with the academic year or specific program majors.

Last Updated: 4/7/21