Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (COA) is a school’s total estimated expenses for one year. Upfront components of a cost of attendance may including tuition/fees, books, course materials, and equipment, living expenses (housing and meals), transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, loan fees, and professional licensure, certification, or a first professional credential. Other cost of attendance components such as costs for dependent care, disability related expenses, study abroad expenses, cooperative education costs, online/study by correspondence, confined or incarcerated students, less than half-time, or those living in in military housing may be adjusted as appropriate. If you believe you have a special circumstance that may increase your cost of attendance, you may file a Cost of Attendance Adjustment Appeal.

A school’s estimated COA is used to determine each student’s eligibility for financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, and loans. You may contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions regarding the estimated cost of attendance at

The following examples are estimates of the cost of attending Hardin-Simmons University for undergraduate and graduate students in various scenarios.  Undergraduate students registering for less than 12 credits per semester may see changes to financial aid awards. Graduate students registering for less than 9 credits per semester may see changes to financial aid awards.

Undergraduate Scenarios 2023-24

Graduate Scenarios 2023-24