School of Professional & Continuing Studies Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of educational expenses for the nine-month school year that is used to determine eligibility for financial aid. The COA includes tuition (based on the number of credits for which the student enrolls) as well as an estimate of costs for other educationally related expenses. As an example, the 2020-21 COA for an SPCS student enrolled in six credits each term and residing off campus is as follows:

Undergraduate

Graduate

Tuition (charges billed by UR) $6,360 $7,980
Other Estimated Costs
  • Room, board, utilities
$12,690 $12,690
  • Books & supplies
$520 $600
  • Personal expenses
$1,000 $1,000
  • Auto allowance
$1,860 $1,860
  • Direct Loan fees, if applicable
$60 $150
Total of Other Estimated Costs $16,130 $16,300
Total Cost of Attendance $22,490 $24,280

Notes: 

  • Tuition, per credit hour, for the 2020-21 academic year is $530 for undergraduate students and $665 for graduate SPCS students. The COA estimate for tuition will vary depending on the number of classes or credits in which the student is enrolled.
  • The COA estimates the cost for books and supplies at $130 per course for undergraduate students and $150 per course for graduate students.
  • The COA estimate for room, board, and utilities will vary depending on whether the student lives off-campus, or with parents. Room, board and utilities for students who live with parents is $5,040.
  • Financial aid received by a student, from all sources, cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.