What’s in a Cost of Attendance Budget
The Cost of Attendance represents expenses that will and can be incurred while attending graduate school. It also represents the maximum financial aid (loans, scholarship, grant, work) you may receive for an academic period.
There are two types of costs in your budget:
Direct Cost for which you receive a billing statement from the Quinnipiac University Office of Student Accounts such as tuition, student fees, university/technology fees, accident insurance, health insurance and applicable registration fees.
Indirect Cost you may incur but for which you do not receive a billing statement such as average for books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses and off-campus living expenses.
These estimates are for educational expenses and are, therefore, used when calculating financial aid eligibility. It is important to note that you will only be billed for the direct costs.
We recommend that you keep the cost of attendance budget in mind when you construct your own budget for living expenses. This will allow you to get a better idea of the amount you may need to borrow in student loans, and what resources are available to help with your expenses while in school.