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Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance (COA) or “student budget” is an approximation of the total costs a typical student may incur during the academic year (fall and spring semesters); costs for one term are obtained by dividing the full-year cost in half. COA budgets for summer enrollment are prepared on an individual basis once a student has submitted a Summer Financial Aid Application.

The COA is the sum of the projected costs for tuition, fees, off-campus housing costs, books and supplies, transportation, loan origination fees, and miscellaneous personal expenses. Items included in the COA are either direct or indirect costs. Direct costs are assessed by the University, will appear on the student’s semester bill, and include tuition and fees. Indirect costs are expenses incurred by the student that are not payable to the University and include transportation, living expenses, loan origination fees, books and supplies, and miscellaneous personal expenses.

For planning purposes, students can expect that the COA budgets presented here are reasonable estimates of direct costs but that there will be some variation depending upon individual students’ actual course enrollments, tuition and fees; actual costs for tuition and fees can be found here. Students can expect wider variation in indirect costs, as these are largely dependent on individual lifestyles, circumstances, and spending habits – some students will spend more, while others will spend less.

Students who have expenses in excess of those included in the COA budgets below (e.g., greater living expenses, child care expenses, computer purchase, etc.) may request a review of their expenses and creation of an individualized COA budget. To request such a review, students should complete the Special Circumstances Review form. Please note that a request for a review is not a guarantee of approval.

2016-17 Graduate Student Cost of Attendance Budgets
15 Credits 12 Credits 9 Credits 6 Credits 3 Credits
Tuition $32,940 $26,352 $19,764 $13,176 $6,588
Sub Total Direct Costs $33,640 $27,052 $20,464 $13,526 $6,938
Books/Supplies $1,234 $987 $740 $494 $247
Travel $950 $950 $950 $950 $713
Personal $4,836 $4,836 $4,836 $4,836  –
Loan Fees $148 $148 $148 $148  –
Home Maintenance $11,320 $11,320 $11,320 $11,320  –
Sub Total Indirect Costs $18,488 $18,241 $17,994 $17,748 $960
Total Cost of Attendance $52,128 $45,293 $38,458 $31,274 $7,898
Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA)
Year One Year Two Year Three
Tuition $41,724 $30,744 $31,842
Fees $1,000 $800 $700
Sub Total Direct Costs $42,724 $31,544 $32,542
Books/Supplies $3,000 $1,110 $1,110
Travel $950 $1,350 $1,350
Personal $4,836 $4,836 $4,836
Loan Fees $220 $220 $220
Home Maintenance $14,400 $14,400 $14,400
Sub Total Indirect Costs $23,406 $21,916 $21,916
Total Cost of Attendance $66,130 $53,460 $54,458

Support is Here

Whether you are navigating the process for the first time or you have had financial aid before, Monmouth’s financial aid counselors are available to assist you and ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Students are encouraged to call 732-571-3463, send an e-mail to, or visit the Financial Aid Office in the Great Hall (Room 108).