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Estimate Costs & Aid

What Does Cost of Attendance Mean?

Cost of attendance is the total amount it may cost a student to go to school. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses the student may accrue while pursuing for the semester and/or year. A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance for financial aid.

What May Be Included in the Cost of Attendance?

The cost of attendance includes direct costs (costs the student would need to pay WVU) and indirect costs (other costs a student may have that are not charged by the institution). 

Examples of Possible Direct Costs:

  • University Tuition
  • University Fees
  • College Tuition (based on the student's program of study and level)
  • Room and Meals (if living on-campus)
  • Student Health Insurance

Examples of Indirect Costs:

  • Books and Supplies
  • Personal Expenses
  • Transportation Costs (car payments cannot be included)
  • Room and Meals (if living off-campus)

What Can Impact Cost of Attendance?

Various elements can impact a student's cost of attendance such as:

  • Program of study (Engineering, Biology, Accounting, etc.)
  • Degree the student is pursuing (associate, bachelor, etc.)
  • Hours enrolled
  • Level (undergraduate, graduate, professional)
  • Residency (charged tuition/fees as a resident of West Virginia or non-resident of the state)
  • Living at home/with parents, on-campus, or off-campus
  • Campus (Morgantown, Beckley, Keyser, etc.)

Estimate Costs and/or Financial Aid

If you are in a program under the Health Sciences Center or College of Law, download the spreadsheet available here  for estimated costs.

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