Are We Required To Break Down Less-Than-Full-Time Enrollment Statuses When We Publish Our COA?

Award Year: 2023-24 KA-36505 Helpfulness Rating 1,037 page views

This guidance is specific to the 2023-24 award year and later.

There is no requirement in the statute or GEN-22-15 to provide breakdowns for three-quarter time, half-time, and less-than-half-time, or even single term enrollments, though that would be a good practice if you have those figures already. The full-time costs should be sufficient as long as they include a breakdown of the cost components beyond tuition and fees whenever tuition and fees are described on a website. The school should (not must) consider adding a statement along the lines of, "The COA provided is for full-time enrollment and will be adjusted for less-than-full-time enrollment or single-term enrollment."

See also AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&A, Does a School Have To Publish Its Cost Of Attendance On Its Website?

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