Cost of Attendance (Budget)

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The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the basis for establishing financial need for a student. It sets the limit on the total amount of aid a student can receive for a designated period of time. It is an estimate of a student's educational expenses.

The COA is composed of Direct Expenses like tuition and mandatory fees and Indirect Expenses, such as Room & Board, Books & Supplies, Transportation, and Personal. The University of Miami School of Law also includes an average loan origination fee that is deducted from a student's loan upfront.

The University of Miami School of Law Financial Aid Office builds the COA tuition & fee component based on full-time enrollment. If a student is enrolled in less than full-time status, the tuition & fee component is adjusted down to reflect the actual charges in Student Account Services.

Please note: Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in the Fall and Spring Semesters to be considered for aid. The minimal enrollment for summer is 3 credits.