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
* 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.
|Tuition and Fees||$28,000|
|Room and Board||$11,400|
|Books and Supplies||$1,200|
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):
|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|
|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 2014-15 rates
***Orientation Fees are charged to all incoming full time students regardless of attending orientation events