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 a non-nursing Undergraduate student attending RSC or SCA full time and living on campus for the 2017-18 academic year.

Cost Non-Nursing StudentsYear
Tuition and Fees$29,864
Room and Board$12,408
Books and Supplies$1,200
Personal/ Maintenance$1,250
Loan Fees$75
Cost Nursing StudentsYear
Tuition and Fees$30,144
Room and Board$12,408
Books and Supplies$1,500
Personal/ Maintenance$1,250
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 (non-nursing) undergraduate student’s direct costs (what could be billed to your student account):

Direct CostSemesterYear
UG Full Time Tuition$14,182$28,364
Room (based on double room rate)*$3,215$6,430
Meal Plan (based on avg.)$2,989$5,978
Comprehensive Fee$750$1,500
Health Insurance**$2.382
New Student Orientation***$250

*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 2017-18 rates

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