Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget used in calculating your eligibility for financial aid.  It consists of direct costs (billed to your student account) and indirect costs.  The cost of attendance is not the price of the college but rather the cost of tuition, fees, room, board and other allowable expenses that you may incur while attending The Sage Colleges. 

 What items make up a COA?

The Cost Of Attendance consists of:

*  Tuition and Fees

*  Room and Board

*  Books and Supplies

*  Transportation

*  Personal/Maintenance

*  Loan Fees

*  Other Expenses

Below is an estimated cost of attendance budget for an Undergraduate student attending RSC or SCA full time and living on campus.

Cost Year
Tuition and Fees $28,000
Room and Board $11,400
Books and Supplies $1,200
Transportation $600
Personal/Maintenance $1,225
Loan Fees $75

The COA budget consists of direct costs including tuition, fees, room, and board. These costs are billed to the student’s account semester by semester and are subject to change. Also included in the COA budget are indirect costs which consist of books and supplies, transportation, personal, maintenance, and other expenses. Adding indirect costs into the COA allows the institution to maximize a student’s eligibility for need based institutional, federal, and state aid programs.

** NOTE:  Students are billed for Direct Costs but are NOT billed for indirect cost **

An example of a full time undergraduate direct costs (what could be billed to your student account):

 

Direct Cost Semester Year
UG Full Time Tuition $13,500 $27,000
Room (based on double room rate)* $3,000 $6,000
Meal Plan (based on average meal plan)* $2,700 $5,400
Comprehensive Fee $500 $1000
Health Insurance** $1077
New Student Orientation*** $200

*Room and meal plan charges are estimated

**Health Insurance is charged in the first semester of each academic year and can be waived; fee estimate based 2013-14 rates

***Orientation Fees are charged to all incoming full time students regardless of attending orientation events