Cost and Financial Aid

Calculating Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the total amount of your educational expenses for the period of enrollment during an award year. The COA is reviewed each year by the Office of Financial Aid and is composed of actual and approximate costs that students can expect to have during their academic year. The COA is based on your enrollment status, your program of study, and whether you live on or off campus while attending the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. The COA is comprised of both direct and indirect expenses, which means it includes your actual charges for tuition and fees, as well as food and housing if you live on campus and/or select an on campus dining option, and additional estimated expenses such as transportation, personal expenses, etc. Some students may experience costs that are higher or lower than those published.

Please contact the Law School’s Office of Financial Aid with any questions about the cost of attendance.


The tuition rate is subject to change from year to year. This is the amount charged for registered courses. Some programs have a flat rate or program charge while others charge per credit. Check for current rates.

Student fees include a mandatory University fee, Technology fee, and Student Activity fee. These are subject to change from year to year.

Costs associated with your individual housing status.

On-campus: Room rates and associated fees are determined by Hofstra University for students living in the residence halls.

Off-campus: Costs are determined by an average of rent and utilities for a one-bedroom apartment, determined through departmental research.

With Family: The amount is determined using market research conducted by nonprofit organizations regarding the cost of housing in the local metro area.

The amount is determined to be the equivalent of three meals each day.

Includes the estimated cost of books and other educational supplies and materials required for each academic year.

Estimated costs for personal hygiene, entertainment, etc. for the academic year.

Estimated costs of traveling to and from campus. The Internal Revenue Service's annual standard mileage rate is used to calculate the mileage component.

Fees determined by the Department of Education for the origination and disbursement of Federal Direct loans. An average amount is included for each academic year based upon the maximum annual limit for these student loans.