Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance for tuition and regularly assessed fees and for on-campus room and board is published each year in the Vincennes University Catalog.  In calculating your cost of attendance, we also include estimates for books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.  The following are the estimates for 2019-2020:

Books and supplies:  $1298

Transportation:  $1946

Personal expenses:  $1104

Your own actual expenses for these categories of costs you have because you are a student may be either higher or lower than these estimates. 

In calculating your cost of attendance, we also add program expenses if your major requires such things as tools that you must purchase or course fees that all students in a particular major must pay.  You can get up-to-date information about these sorts of costs from your major academic department. 

Federal student aid (FSA) regulations require us to use cost of attendance to help calculate your financial aid eligibility.  Financial aid need, as defined by FSA, is cost of attendance minus EFC (the result of your FAFSA) minus scholarships and other forms of assistance. 

Be aware that "cost of attendance" is not the same as your bill for any given semester or year.  For example, VU does not bill you for transportation or personal expenses, but we can include reasonable amounts for these categories of expenses that all students have.

If you have questions about any of this, you are welcome to contact the student financial services office at 812.888.4361.