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Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated amount it will cost to attend our programs at SBU.

COA figures include tuition and fees, books and supplies, loan fees and reasonable costs for living expenses (room, board, transportation, and personal expenses). The COA figures listed below are estimated and subject to change at any time without notice.

Estimate Cost of Attendance at SBU per Academic Year
Allowance MSAOM DAOM
Tuition, Fees, and
Internship fees (12 units)
$4,731 $6,165
Books and Supplies  $375 $180
Room and Board $10,980 $9,000
Transportation  $1,080 $450
Personal/ Miscellaneous  $2,817 $1,800
Total Budget  $19,983 $17,595

Tuition and Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for is based on enrolling 30 hours per year. The actual costs will vary depending on the student’s degree or certificate program.

Room and Board: A reasonable estimate in the cost of living in Orange County or LA County while attending school. Actual cost may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. Typically room and board includes rent, food, snacks, household supplies, and utilities.

Books and Supplies: The average cost of books and supplies for an entire academic year includes books, educational supplies, course materials, and computer-related expenses excluding the purchase of a personal computer.

Transportation: Represents travel to and from residence and transportation costs to and from class and work (e.g., bus fare, gasoline, tolls, parking).

Personal Expenses and Miscellaneous: Estimate of costs for clothing, haircuts, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses.

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