Standard Student Cost of Attendance (COA)The standard student COA is the starting place from which all financial aid is awarded. Students are not eligible to receive financial aid of any kind (UT Health Science Campus-administered funds or Outside-administered funds) which exceed the standard student COA. Student COA's are designed to provide a reasonably accurate projection of costs while attending the UT Health Science Campus. They provide a mechanism by which the Student Financial Aid Office can make responsible, equitable award decisions for all students attending UT Health Science Campus. The Student Financial Aid Office develops the student COA's on an annual basis to reflect increases in direct and indirect educational expenses.
The standard student COA is determined for each student based on his/her year in school. Costs for tuition, general fees, equipment fees, laboratory fees and insurance (medical, disability and liability) are published in the "Instructional and Ancillary Fees Policy Statement of the UT Health Science Campus." A copy of this statement is available in the Registrar's Office for further reference. Costs for all other expenses are determined by surveying students and researching current expenses in each of the areas listed.
The standard student COA's are designed to cover the educational costs for a single person. Students who are married and/or have dependents have the same budget as a single student. However, the calculation of their expected contribution takes their household size into account by including an Income Protection allowance that provides an amount for food, clothing and shelter based on the family size. Budget adjustments may be considered on an individual basis and require the completion of a Special Circumstance form (Loss of taxed income, Loss of untaxed income) as well as supporting documentation for the change requested.
If you are not an Ohio resident, an additional cost for out-of-state tuition is listed below each budget.