College of Law

Cost-of-Attendance Budget

The following budget is an estimate of your educational expenses for one academic year at The University of Toledo College of Law. The budget is adjusted annually (in July) and is comprised of direct costs for tuition and fees, and indirect costs for books and supplies, transportation, and modest living expenses.

These figures should serve as a guide to reasonable expenses associated with attending The University of Toledo College of Law.

Please note that a student’s combined financial aid resources cannot exceed the standard cost-of-attendance budget.

Estimated 2019-2020 Cost-of-Attendance Budget (9 months)



General Fee


Room & Board (Off Campus)


Books & Supplies


Personal Expenses


Transportation (Off Campus)


Miscellaneous Fee


Sub Total


Loan Fee




Out of State charge


Total with Out of State Charge


Cost of Attendance Budget Adjustments

When awarding financial aid, the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) assigns each student a budget, often referred to as the Cost of Attendance (COA).  The COA includes but is not limited to tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation.

When additional education-related expenses that are not included in the standard COA are incurred, students may request a COA adjustment by completing a Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request form. COA adjustments are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are subject to federal and university policies.

Cost of Attendance Adjustment Guidelines

OSFA may increase the COA under certain circumstances to include additional education-related expenses incurred by the student during the aid year.  To be considered for a COA review, the student must have completed a FAFSA and been awarded financial aid.

Additional education-related expenses for which a student may request a COA increase include:

  • Tuition and/or fees exceeding the budgeted amount included in the COA (this generally relates to those in academic overload);
  • Course or lab fees exceeding the standard COA;
  • Study Abroad costs exceeding the standard COA;
  • One-time cost for the purchase of a computer and/or mandatory course software purchased during the award year;
  • Child care or dependent care costs not covered by a third party. Only expenses incurred when the student is in class AND the spouse/significant other (when applicable) is unavailable to provide care will be considered.
  • Student health insurance exceeding the standard COA if required by the student’s program/college and billed to your UT student account;
  • Travel costs exceeding the standard COA.

Cost of Attendance Adjustment Process

Upon receipt of a Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request Form, OSFA will review the student’s expenses and supporting documentation.  Students with additional expenses that qualify for a COA adjustment and who have been awarded financial aid will have their COA increased and financial aid awards re-evaluated for the aid year. An increase in the student’s COA does not guarantee additional financial aid. COA increases typically result in an increase of loan eligibility. If offered a Federal PLUS Loan or private/alternative loan, it is the student’s and/or parent’s responsibility to apply for and be approved for the loan.

OSFA will notify the student via the Rockets Email account of the outcome of the review.  Aid eligibility changes resulting from a COA adjustment may be viewed on the myUT portal.

Supporting Documentation

Students are required to submit supporting documentation. Refer to the Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request form for specific documentation requirements. A Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request submitted without required documentation will be denied.

The Cost of Attendance Adjustment Form is available on the Financial Aid “Forms” web page.

Non-Allowable Expenses include parking tickets, consumer debt, membership fees, gifts, and vacations, among others.

Last Updated: 1/29/20