Cost of Attendance
Student cost of attendance budgets are developed each academic year by the HWCOM Office of Financial Assistance and are dependent on tuition and fee structures set by the governing boards. Therefore, the cost of attendance (COA) may be an estimate early in the financial aid award process and is subject to change. The cost of attendance is used to evaluate financial need and award aid, and provides students with an estimate of the reasonable cost of HWCOM attendance.
Standard student budgets are based on typical expenses for a single student. Costs for a student's spouse or children are not included in the standard student budget; these expenses are accounted for in the need analysis formula of the FAFSA.