Every year, the Carey Business School estimates your Cost of Attendance (COA) by projecting your educational costs based on federal regulatory guidelines. The COA is used by the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial need and aid eligibility.

The COA consists of both direct costs, such as tuition and fees, as well as indirect costs, including: books, transportation, computer, loan fees, personal expenses, and room and board. The indirect portion of your COA is a modest estimate of the cost of living (room and board) for a student in alignment with federal guidelines. It is not an "accurate" assessment of your actual expenses, and isn't intended to be that. Each student's COA will vary depending on program of study, dependency, and enrolled credit load.

Cost of Attendance

  • Direct Costs: Tuition & Fees
  • Indirect Costs (sample 9-month 2017-2018 budget):
    • Room and Board: $16,650
    • Books and Supplies: $1,200
    • Travel/Transportation: $1,350
    • Personal Expenses: $3,114
  • Health Insurance Please refer to the Student Services website for information about health insurance.
After the U.S. Department of Education processes your FAFSA, the information is sent to the Carey Business School’s Office of Student Financial Aid with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), which is used to determine aid eligibility. When combined with other aid and resources, your financial aid package may not exceed your Cost of Attendance.


You may refer to your Cost by Program sheet for the 2017-18 year:

To review your specific Cost of Attendance budget, please contact the Financial Aid staff via email at carey.finaid@jhu.edu or by phone at 410-516-5950.