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SPCS Cost of Attendance, 2019-20

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 2019-20 COA for an SPCS student enrolled in six credits each term and residing off campus is as follows:



Tuition (charges billed by UR)



Other Estimated Costs

   Room, board, utilities

$12,690 $12,690

   Books & supplies

$     520 $     600

   Personal expenses

$  1,000 $  1,000

   Auto allowance

$  1,850 $  1,850

   Direct Loan fees, if applicable

$      60 $     150

Total of Estimated Other Costs

$16,120  $16,290

Total Cost of Attendance

$22,240 $23,970


1) Tuition, per credit hour, for the 2019-20 academic year is $510 for undergraduate students and $640 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.

2) The COA estimates the cost for books and supplies at $130 per course for undergraduate students and $150 per course for graduate students.

3) 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 $1,500.

4) Financial aid received by a student, from all sources, cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.