Findings from the Undergraduate Cost of Attendance
Survey 2015-16 2017.
The board adopted a motion to allocate approximately $9,000 in scholarships in order to defray the cost of attendance
The combination of tuition and fees and other costs such as living expenses is termed the cost of attendance
WASHINGTON--In order to help more low-income students complete college, policymakers and higher education leaders must pay more attention to the gap between what financial aid covers and the true cost of attendance
, a group of panelists argued last month.
The guarantee provides a more reliable means of estimating the total cost of attendance
, along with protection against the financial shock of tuition increases.
Several prominent Division I conferences (including the American Athletic Conference and Conference USA) have expressed support for cost of attendance
, and Division I schools such as the University of Virginia and The University of Alabama now provide it; but not all member schools are on board.
But with six council officers attending - including PS175,000-a-year chief executive Martin Reeves - the true cost of attendance
is difficult to calculate.
The ranking was based on cost of attendance
, employment placement, alumni, selectivity, black student population, cost of living, legal job access and black population in the area.
The changes the coordinating board is proposing to reach that threshold include decreasing the amount of the award so that it covers academic costs, such as tuition, fees, and course materials, but not necessarily the entire cost of attendance
, as it currently aims to do.
Under the HEOA, the net price of attendance is to be calculated as the cost of attendance
for FTFTUG students minus the total amount of need-based grant aid and merit-based grant aid, from federal, state, and institutional sources divided by the number of FTFTUG students receiving such aid.
For example, the cost of attendance
for a student under age 24 dependent on parents is $13,595 at Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock.
Students may face particular hardships when the cost of attendance
outpaces students' available resources.