Cost of Attendance Adjustment

Cost of Attendance Adjustment

If you believe that the standard Cost of Attendance (COA) does not accurately reflect your actual expenses, you may submit a Cost of Attendance Adjustment Appeal form. If your appeal is approved, you will receive additional loan funds. Due to annual and aggregate loan limits, it is possible that your eligibility could be restricted to a Parent PLUS Loan and/or Alternative Loan.

Types of expenses that can be considered for a COA Adjustment Appeal:

  • Housing (your share only)
  • Utilities (your share only)
  • Medical/Dental/Optical (not covered by insurance)
  • Major car repairs or unusual required transportation expenses
  • Computer (One time purchase/Maximum of $1200)
  • Disabled student academic expenses (not paid for by an outside organization)

Examples of types of expenses that cannot be considered for a COA Adjustment Appeal include:

  • Credit card debt
  • Car payments/insurance
  • Expenses incurred prior to the beginning of the academic year
  • Food
  • Expenses for extracurricular activities (such as conferences, sports, internships, etc.)
  • Expenses for other family members