Cost of Attendance (COA)
The first component in determining your financial aid award is your cost of attendance (COA). Each year, the Office of Financial Aid carefully prepares the COA for each class year. Certain budget components, such as tuition and University fees, are standard for all classes, while other expenses, such as national board exam fees, are class-year specific.
2013-2014 Tuition & Fees
Adjustments to the Student Budget
Adjustments may be made to student budgets for the expenses listed below. Students must provide appropriate documentation (e.g., bills, receipts, and airline tickets) for budget increases. Generally, budget adjustments are covered with the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan or Graduate Plus Loan.
- Travel Home: airfare allowance is included in your budget for one round trip home each year. The allowance varies depending upon destination.
- Unusual Medical Expenses: adjustments may be made for certain medical and dental expenses that are not covered by health insurance or otherwise reimbursed.
- Educational Debt Repayment: adjustments may be made if the repayment of principal and/or interest is required during medical school.
- Child Care: expenses are considered for single parents, or when a student's spouse is working outside the home or attending college/graduate school on a less than half-time basis.
- Away Electives: students may request a budget increase to cover the cost of transportation to out-of-state electives, as well as other reasonable expenses, that they would not have incurred for electives in the Providence area.