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Fees & Expenses

The estimated cost of attendance for 2014-15 is $58,965 and includes:

Tuition: $41,820
Room charge: $7,570
Board rate: $6,050
Estimated miscellaneous expenses: $3,525


The room charge and board rate are standard for University dormitories and meal plans.  Estimated miscellaneous expenses include the residential college fee, activities fees, class dues and a one-time transcript fee.  These items, totaling $952 of the $3,525 estimated books and personal expenses, are billed by the University along with tuition, room and board.  Financial aid credits are deducted from the University bill of $56,392 for those who qualify, leaving the remainder due as a family payment on either a semester or monthly basis.

This estimate does not include the cost of travel, which may range between $100 and $2,500. Students who are not covered by a family health insurance policy must purchase Student Health Plan coverage for $1,900. University charges are likely to increase modestly for 2015-16.

For more information, consult Payment Options.