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The Office of Financial Aid uses a "standard cost of attendance budget" to calculate your estimated educational costs. This represents typical costs for students during the nine-month academic year based on anticipated enrollment.

Cost of Attendance (COA)

To determine your aid eligibility, we start by estimating how much attending Governors State will cost in a given year. We take estimated direct costs (tuition, room and board, mandatory fees, and loan fees) and add them to estimated indirect costs (books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses). The result is a standard academic year's Cost of Attendance for a full-time student. Your actual expenses may be more or less than the average estimates used. 

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The Expected Family Contribution is determined by the federal government from the information you provide on the FAFSA. 

Financial Need

The Expected Family Contribution is subtracted from the Cost of Attendance to establish your financial need, which determines how much need-based aid you are eligible for each academic year.

 

Cost of Attendance 2020-2021 Academic Year

Estimated costs and expenses are used for determining financial aid eligibility. Amounts below are for full-time enrollment (12 hours or more). 

Undergraduate

FallSpringTotal
Tuition$4,695.00$4,695.00$9,390.00
Mandatory Fees$1,613.00$1,613.00$3,226.00
Books & Supplies$500.00$500.00$1,000.00
Transportation$1,000.00$1,000.00$2,000.00
Room & Board$5,492.00$5,492.00$10,984.00
Personal Expenses$500.00$500.00$1,000.00
Loan Fees$50.00$50.00$100.00
Total$13,850.00$13,850.00$27,700.00

Graduate

FallSpringTotal
Tuition$4,236.00$4,236.00$8,472.00
Mandatory Fees$1,298.00$1,298.00$2,596.00
Books & Supplies$500.00$500.00$1,000.00
Transportation$1,000.00$1,000.00$2,000.00
Room & Board$5,492.00$5,492.00$10,984.00
Personal Expenses$1,000.00$1,000.00$2,000.00
Loan Fees$110.00$110.00$220.00
Total$13,636.00$13,636.00$27,272.00

Doctoral

FallSpringTotal
Tuition$5,724.00$5,724.00$11,448.00
Mandatory Fees$1,298.00$1,298.00$2,596.00
Books & Supplies$500.00$500.00$1,000.00
Transportation$1,000.00$1,000.00$2,000.00
Room & Board$5,492.00$5,492.00$10,984.00
Personal Expenses$1,000.00$1,000.00$2,000.00
Loan Fees$110.00$110.00$220.00
Total$15,124.00$15,124.00$30,248.00

Doctoral - DPT/DOT/DNP

FallSpringTotal
Tuition$10,575.00$10,575.00$21,150.00
Mandatory Fees$1,613.00$1,613.00$3,226.00
Books & Supplies$500.00$500.00$1,000.00
Transportation$1,000.00$1,000.00$2,000.00
Room & Board$5,492.00$5,492.00$10,984.00
Personal Expenses$1,000.00$1,000.00$2,000.00
Loan Fees$110.00$110.00$220.00
Total$20,290.00$20,290.00$40,580.00