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How does COA on the aid statement work?

BCell2011BCell2011 Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
edited June 2011 in University of Florida
Cost of attendance is approximately $18,000. What exactly are they factoring in? I can't imagine that they could define a flat rate for things like books and cleaning (laundry, etc).

If it's really ~$10,000 they're expecting and the other $8000 is for books, computer, laundry etc then the preparation for financing would be a little different. Like instead of a $12,000 loan I'd need a $10,000 loan because I already have a computer
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Replies to: How does COA on the aid statement work?

  • Danielle2400Danielle2400 Posts: 228Registered User Junior Member
    Cost of attendance includes the following: tuition, school fees, books, housing, food,
    travel expenses to and froim school, incidental expenses and in a few schools the cost of buying a laptop computer.
  • BCell2011BCell2011 Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
    So basically, if I took out a loan for the exact cost of attendance, I would more than likely have a few thousand unused dollars
  • aforautumnaforautumn Posts: 1,381Registered User Senior Member
    yes. for some people its a very accurate number, but for a lot of other people, its very high. i'd say its more or less the upper bound.

    i made it with about 12k my freshman year. stopped paying attention after that.
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