The Office of Financial Aid determines your financial aid eligibility by subtracting your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your Cost of Attendance (COA). The information you report on your FAFSA is used in a formula established by the U.S. Congress, which determines your EFC. The COA that your financial aid package is based upon reflects standard and reasonable costs.
The following are included in the cost of attendance:
- Tuition and Fees
- Living Expenses
- Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
- Personal expenses
Food charges are based upon the actual cost of the all access meal plan along with an estimate for any meals that are not covered under the standard contract (2 meals for each instructional week and then any breaks during the semester). The cost for on-campus housing is based on the median housing charge incurred during 2022-23. Please note, you will be billed directly for your actual room assignment and meal plan choice. Concord University policy requires all unmarried students (traditional age undergraduates) who have not received prior permission to commute to reside on campus in the University’s residence halls as long as space is available. If you do not plan to reside on campus, you must submit an Off-Campus Exception/Commuter Request Form to the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The COA budget component for housing and meals for students who live with parents or reside in off-campus housing vary according to your personal circumstances.
Your basic COA also includes allowances for average books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. In addition, direct loan fees, program fees, or study abroad costs can be added, if required. Students can seek a professional judgment when additional education related expenses beyond a student’s standard cost of attendance are incurred. Please visit www.concord.edu/financial-aid/professional-judgment-process-appeals for more information.
Below are 2023-2024 cost of attendance budgets used by the Office of Financial Aid to determine students’ eligibility for financial aid: