Cost of Attendance (COA):
The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of educational expenses for the period of enrollment, and it provides an upper limit on financial resources. Expenses include tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation, room and board, and personal expenses.
Changes to estimated budgets are made automatically for students on IU Overseas Study programs administered through the Study Abroad Office (OVST). All study abroad costs for programs administered by the departments and schools must be approved by the OVST who will forward the information to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA).
Other changes may be made based on an appeal by the student, with documentation of unusual expenses in excess of the estimates. Appeal approval or denial is solely at the discretion of the financial aid office.
Questions from departments about reasonable costs may be directed to the OSFA email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the award is designed to offset additional educational costs, the department should contact the OSFA at email@example.com
in order to specify the costs to be considered as a part of the students’ COA.