Cost of Attendance

Student Cost of Attendance (COA) budgets are developed each academic year by the Office of Medical Student Financial Aid and are dependent on tuition and fee structures set by the governing boards. Therefore, the COA may be estimated during the early awarding process and is subject to change. The COA is used in the evaluation of financial need and awarding of aid and to give students an estimate of reasonable costs to attend the FAU College of Medicine.

The standard student budgets are based on typical expenses for a single student. Costs for a student's spouse/children are not included in the standard student budget; these expenses are accounted for in the need analysis formula of the FAFSA.

Tuition and Fees:

Tuition and fees are charged at a flat yearly rate, regardless of the actual hours enrolled. The academic term is the full academic year, so all courses taken during the academic year are covered. Tuition is billed twice a year, 50% in the Fall, 50% in the Spring . The tuition and fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Books and Supplies:

Cost is estimated based on a survey of costs associated with required books and supplies. Books and supplies consist of: required textbooks, miscellaneous supplies; and diagnostic instruments such as stethoscope, reflex hammer, and lab coat (M1s only).

Room and Board:

The off campus housing component assumes shared occupancy of rental units in the surrounding community and will be used as the standard, traditional Cost of Attendance budget. Students should consider housing options carefully. Other housing budgets are available by request to the Office of Student Financial Aid. The food component (board) of the student budget assumes a combination of prepared meals and grocery expenses while cooking at home.

Transportation:

Travel costs are estimated based on an allowance for car maintenance, gas, and insurance. This allowance will increase once students enter year three and four and participate in clerkships, etc that will take them away from campus for their medical education.

Personal Expenses:

Personal expenses for FAU COM students take into consideration the following estimated costs: cell phone, clothing, uniforms, haircuts, laundry, cleaning, supplies, membership dues, journal subscriptions, registrations, dental visits, entertainment, etc. It also includes costs for the required Health, Disability and Professional Liability Insurances, and USMLE fees for year 2 and 3 students.



Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine Student Cost of Attendance
Budget for 2013‐2014

Figures are subject to change and are established by the FL State Legislature, FL Board of Governors, and the FAU Board of Trustees .

First Year Medical Student M1
Projected Dates of Attendance for M1s for 2013-2014:
August 12, 2013 - May 23, 2014 (10 months)

Florida Resident-Off Campus:   Out of State Resident-Off Campus:  
Tuition $26,497 Tuition $58,942
Fees $2,848 Fees $4,133
Books and Supplies $2,000 Books and Supplies $2,000
Room $7,848 Room $7,848
Board $4,190 Board $4,190
Personal Expenses $6,568 Personal Expenses $6,568
Transportation $3,519 Transportation $3,519
Loan Fees* $365 Loan Fees* $365
Total $53,835 Total $87,565

Second Year Medical Student M2:
Projected Dates of Attendance for M2s for 2013-2014:
August 2, 2013 - May 2, 2014 (10 months)

Florida Resident-Off Campus:   Out of State Resident-Off Campus:  
Tuition $26,497 Tuition $58,942
Fees $2,848 Fees $4,133
Books and Supplies $1,400 Books and Supplies $1,400
Room $7,848 Room $7,848
Board $3,969 Board $3,969
Personal Expenses $7,079 Personal Expenses $7,079
Transportation $3,519 Transportation $3,519
Loan Fees* $365 Loan Fees* $365
Total $53,525 Total $87,255

 

                                        Third Year Medical Student M3:
                        Projected Dates of Attendance for M3s for 2013-2014:
                                 May 6, 2013 - May 16, 2014 (12 months)
Florida Resident-Off Campus:   Out of State Resident-Off Campus:  
Tuition $26,497 Tuition $58,942
Fees $2,848 Fees $4,133
Books and Supplies $2,000 Books and Supplies $2,000
Room $9,417 Room $9,417
Board $5,403 Board $5,403
Personal Expenses $7,565 Personal Expenses $7,565
Transportation $4,596 Transportation $4,596
Loan Fees* $365 Loan Fees* $365
Total $58,691 Total $92,421

 


*A fee of $365 will be included in the Cost of Attendance budget for the Stafford Loan Fees assessed to borrowers per Federal Regulations.

Please note: The entire month is used when calculating expenses if the dates of attendance involve a partial month.

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