A student's cost of attendance (COA) includes tuition and fees, books and educational supplies, room and board expenses while attending school, costs related to a disability, and other miscellaneous expenses. The COA is the foundation for establishing a student's financial need because it sets the limit on the total aid that a student may receive.
At VCOM, the COA is established for each aid year by using the current year's tuition and fees plus a calculated average of books and educational supplies, room and board expenses while attending school, and other miscellaneous expenses. The COA is computed for each individual class not for each individual student.
Expenses such as dependent care, loan origination fees, insurance premiums, expenses related to a student's disability, and other specific expenses are handled on an individual basis by means of a Dependent Care & Special Circumstances, or Cost of Attendance, appeal.
For detailed Cost of Attendance information, follow these links:
2018-2019 Cost of Attendance
2017-2018 Cost of Attendance
2016-2017 Cost of Attendance
2015-2016 Cost of Attendance
2014-2015 Cost of Attendance