The cost of attendance (COA) is the maximum amount of financial aid permitted from all sources; including but not limited to federal and private student loans, merit scholarships, need-based grant, and other institutional and external funding sources. Institutional funds awarded by AUWCL, in combination with tuition-only outside assistance, cannot exceed AUWCL tuition. Tuition and fees are set by the board of trustees on an annual basis.
The full-time JD COA is for students enrolled between 12 and 17 credits. Students taking more than 17 credits (with Registrar approval) are charged per credit above the standard rate. Enrollment in six credits per fall/spring semester is required for receipt of federal financial aid. Actual enrollment in a given term determines the COA calculation and students cannot exceed the COA in either the term or the overall academic year.
While the COA cannot be increased to meet non-educational obligations, documented extraordinary expenses and/or special needs may be considered per federal regulations. The COA can be increased for a one-time computer and/or related equipment purchase under specified conditions, as well as to cover the cost of AUWCL medical insurance. A separate form is required through the AUWCL Office of Financial Aid for both the computer and medical reimbursements and are posted on the Financial Aid Forms webpage.
AUWCL reserves the right to modify or change the contents of the cost of attendance without notice.