Cost of Attendance

The U.S. Department of Education directs the University to determine costs associated with attending AUC in order to determine the amount of financial aid for which a student may be eligible.

A student’s cost of attendance (COA) is established for use in determining a student’s eligibility for all FSA program funds, including Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan.

The cost of attendance for a student estimates a student’s educational expenses for a period of academic enrollment. It is an estimate of the student’s educational expenses for the academic year.

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), defines the COA components for all federal student aid (FSA) programs. These components include direct and indirect expenses.

The university COA consists of the following components:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Room and board
  • Transportation
  • Other costs

The university reviews, and if necessary, updates each component annually.

AUC students

The U.S. Department of Education allows certain educational expenses to be used when determining a school’s Cost of Attendance (COA). A school has the discretion to determine which costs will be used to determine the COA. At AUC, the following educational expenses are considered when determining the COA:

  • Tuition and fees:  These costs are determined for both undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Undergraduate students are budgeted for 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester. Graduate students are budgeted for 9 credit hours each fall and spring semester. There are International and Egyptian budgets for each group.
  • Books: This component is determined using an average cost for books for an academic year based on data from a random sample of students at each level.
  • Room and Board: These costs are determined for both undergraduate and graduate/professional students. This cost is based on a weighted average of standard double room AUC on-campus housing estimate.
  • Transportation: This category covers the costs of round-trip airfare to and from Cairo, Egypt, the cost for local transportation to and from AUC campus and a personal budget for travel and tourism within Cairo. Costs are based on survey data and annual information.
  • Other costs: These costs are averaged from survey data. Personal expenses surveyed include clothing, laundry, personal grooming, household purchases, medical co-pays, and prescriptions etc.

 

A student’s cost of attendance can be adjusted in certain circumstances.  Each of the standard components above can potentially be increased if the student has eligible excess expenses.  These adjustments would be handled on a case-by-case basis using Professional Judgment.  A student’s cost of attendance can also be increased for costs related to childcare, the purchase of a computer or software, or additional study abroad fees.

The following provides estimated costs for new students for the 2018 - 2019 academic year.

 

 

U.S.
Students

U.S./Egyptian
Students

Tuition

 USD 21,834

USD 9,489

Fees

USD 649

USD 32

Books and Supplies

USD 1,000

USD 1,000

Room on-campus

USD 5,464

USD 1,872

Board

USD 3,000

USD 3,000

Personal

USD 1,200

USD 1,200

Airfare

USD 3,000

USD 3,000

AUC bus pass

USD 528

   USD 216

Travel within Egypt

USD 2,000

USD 2,000

Total Budget

USD 38,675

USD 21,809

 

 

U.S.
Students

U.S./Egyptian
Students

Tuition

 USD 29,112

USD 14,112

Fees

USD 745

       USD 128

Books and Supplies

USD 1,000

USD 1,000

Room on-campus

USD 5,464

USD 1,872

Board

USD 3,000

USD 3,000

Personal

USD 1,200

USD 1,200

Airfare

USD 3,000

USD 3,000

AUC bus pass

USD 1,296

USD 536

Travel within Egypt

USD 2,000

USD 2,000

Total Budget

USD 46,817

USD 26,848