The University determines the maximum COA every year and it is an estimate of educational and related costs. Students or parents of dependant students can only borrow up to the maximum COA and may choose to borrow a lower amount.
Further information on how the costs are calculated can be found here.
Please note: The COA is generous and cannot be increased to support lifestyle decisions. However, if you incur additional educational expenses during the year we may be able to adjust the COA. E.g. for an international conference or additional thesis expenses. Please contact the U.S. loans administrator for further information.