Calculating Your Financial Aid

Emory's Office of Financial Aid uses a student's full financial aid application to determine the amount of aid they will be offered. First we begin by calculating your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)/Student Aid Index (SAI). EFC/SAI are measurements of your family’s financial strength using data your submitted in your financial aid application. We then subtract that amount plus any other financial assistance you will receive (such as merit scholarships or tuition benefits) from your school's estimated Cost of Attendance (COA). The remaining amount is the amount of need-based financial aid you are eligible for.

Cost of Attendance

Regardless of where you choose to go to college, if you apply for and receive an offer for need-based financial aid, the amount of aid you are offered will be determined by comparing the school's Cost of Attendance and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)/Student Aid Index (SAI).

The term "Cost of Attendance" is defined as an estimate of the total amount it will cost a student to attend college for one academic period. This estimate includes tuition and fees, on-campus room and board (or housing and food allowances for students living off-campus), and allowances for books, supplies, and transportation.

Click below to learn more about the Cost of Attendance for your undergraduate school or program at Emory.

The estimated Cost of Attendance is the same for all undergraduate students attending Emory College, Oxford College, and Goizueta Business School. This amount is calculated by adding estimated direct costs, which are billed directly to you by Emory University, to estimated indirect costs, which are costs you incur outside of your Emory student account.

Cost of Attendance Estimate Breakdown

Estimated Direct Costs 2023-2024
TuitionFixed charge for 12 or more credit hours. Billed to your student account.$59,920
FeesFixed charges for athletic, activity, and health and wellness fees. Billed to your student account. Actual total billed amount of fees may be different based on your final course selections.$854
HousingStudents residing on-campus are billed an amount that is specific to their hall, which includes the average charge for a double room, all utilities, cable TB, and one campus computer connection. Actual total billed amount of housing charges may be different based on the housing options you select.$11,038
FoodThis amount represents the mandatory food charge. Actual total billed food charges may be different based on the meal plan options you select.$7,934
Estimated Indirect Costs 2023-2024
TravelEstimated representation of a modest travel allowance. Actual expenses will vary by student. You incur these charges independently, if at all. Emory does not charge you travel fees, charges, or costs.$1,056
PersonalVariable estimated representation that includes items such as laundry, telephone, grooming, and entertainment. Actual expenses will vary by student. You incur these charges independently, if at all. Emory does not charge you any such costs.$1,570
BooksThe Emory Bookstore provides this estimate of expenses for required textbooks and other course materials. Actual expenses will vary by student.$1,250
Direct Loan FeesRepresents a fee assessed by the Department of Education at the time of Direct Loan origination. The fee is calculated as a percentage of the loan amount and is deducted at the time of disbursement.$80
Estimated Total$83,702

Cost of Attendance [PDF]

You can find more information about the Cost of Attendance for Emory’s undergraduate School of Nursing programs on the school’s website.

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