Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance 2014-2015

Estimated student budgets for 2014-2015 have been developed as guides to help students anticipate their costs at TTU. We recognize that spending habits vary from student to student. Some students may get by on less money, while others may feel that they need more, depending on individual lifestyles and circumstances. A student's eligibility for financial aid, however, will be based not on individual preferences and spending habits, but on these standard budget allowances.

Estimated Cost of Attendance
The estimated Cost of Attendance is a figure used for financial aid purposes only. This figure includes direct costs to the university for tuition, fees, room and board. This figure also includes indirect costs that we would estimate an average student would incur over the academic year - items such as personal expenses and transportation. Please do not confuse your estimated cost of attendance with what you will owe TTU. This is not a bill.

The standard budgets do not include consumer debts such as car payments, bank loans, or credit card bills. Students should take all steps possible to eliminate or otherwise account for all previous debt obligations and avoid additional obligations during enrollment. These budgets are estimates for the regular nine-month academic year only.

Summer school budgets are different due to the shorter calendar, and require a separate application for assistance. If you are interested in aid for either or both of the summer sessions, check online for the Summer Aid Application to be posted or please stop by our office in Room 208 of the University Center and ask our receptionist for a direct loan application for summer.

There are three types of costs involved in the financial aid process. They are called direct costs, indirect costs and the cost of attendance.

Direct costs are those funds which are charged directly to your student account and payable to the university. They always include tuition and fees. They will also include room and board if you are living on campus and purchasing a meal plan.  For a more accurate reflection of your actual costs, please see the tuition and fee schedule on the Bursar's Office website.

Indirect costs are those you will incur throughout the academic year that are not paid directly to the university. These include books/supplies, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses. Include in this amount housing and meal expenses if you are not living on campus or purchasing a meal plan. The cost of attendance is the combination of direct and indirect costs.

Estimated Student Budgets: 2014-2015

Tuition & Mandatory Fees $7,950


Room & Board $8,400 $8,400
Books, Supplies $2,200 $2,200
Personal $2,525


Transportation $2,525 $3,025
TOTAL $23,600 $39,600
Tuition $9,150 $21,950
Room & Board $8,400 $8,400
Books, Supplies $2,200 $2,200
Personal $2,825 $2,825
Transportation $2,525 $3,025
TOTAL $25,100 $38,400


Additional Costs: Some additional allowances can be made for expenses related to disabilities and child care. To receive consideration, submit written documentation to our Financial Aid Office to support your request.

A Net Price Calculator is available to help you.