Financial Aid

2017-2018 Estimated Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is an estimate of what it will cost to attend University of the West for an academic year. There are two types of expenses that make up a student’s cost of attendance. Direct expenses include tuition, mandatory fees, as well as room and board (if you live on campus). Indirect expenses include off-campus housing expenses, books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

The cost of attendance is used to determine the maximum amount of financial aid a student may receive. A student cannot receive more than the cost of attendance from any combination of federal, state, institutional or private funding source. University of the West can allow certain expenses as the basis for increasing the student’s cost of attendance. Expenses that may be considered include reasonable childcare expenses, computer purchase, and high medical/dental expenses that are not covered by insurance.

Each student’s award letter includes the cost of attendance that was used to determine award eligibility. Should you have questions regarding how your own cost of attendance was calculated, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Undergraduate Full-time (12 units)

Residing on Campus Residing Off Campus
Single Double Triple Off Campus Parents / Relatives
Tuition ($460 per unit) $5,520 $5,520 $5,520 $5,520 $5,520
Mandatory Fees $475 $475 $475 $475 $475
Room & Board – On Campus $5,375 $3,757 $3,222
Direct Costs $11,370 $9,752 $9,217 $5,995 $5,995
Room & Board – Off Campus $6,647 $2,624
Books & Supplies $927 $927 $927 $927 $927
Transportation $419 $419 $419 $617 $549
Student Loan Fees $200 $200 $200 $200 $200
Miscellaneous $1,202 $1,202 $1,202 $1,503 $1,638
Indirect Costs $2,748 $2,748 $2,748 $9,894 $5,938
Semester Totals $14,118 $12,500 $11,965 $15,889 $11,933
Annual COA $28,236 $25,000 $23,930 $31,778 $23,866

English Language Institute Fall or Spring (16 Weeks Session)

Double Triple
Tuition $3,600 $3,600
Mandatory Fees $475 $475
Room & Board — On Campus $3,757 $3,222
Direct Costs $7,832 $7,297
Books & Supplies $927 $927
Transportation $419 $419
Miscellaneous $1,202 $1,202
Indirect Costs $2,548 $2,548
Semester Totals $10,380 $9,845
Annual COA $20,760 $19,690

2016-2017 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Full-time (12 units)

Residing on Campus Residing Off Campus
Single Double Triple Off Campus Parents / Relatives
Tuition ($438 per unit) $5,256 $5,256 $5,256 $5,256 $5,256
Mandatory Fees $475 $475 $475 $475 $475
Room & Board – On Campus $5,360 $3,578 $3,069
Direct Costs $11,091 $9,309 $8,800 $5,731 $5,731
Room & Board – Off Campus $6,246 $2,484
Books & Supplies $895 $895 $895 $895 $895
Transportation $419 $419 $419 $621 $553
Student Loan Fees $200 $200 $200 $200 $200
Miscellaneous $1,166 $1,166 $1,166 $1,458 $1,588
Indirect Costs $2,680 $2,680 $2,680 $9,420 $5,570
Semester Totals $13,771 $11,989 $11,480 $15,151 $11,451
Annual COA $27,542 $23,978 $22,960 $30,302 $22,902

English Language Institute Fall or Spring (16 Weeks Session)

Double Triple
Tuition $3,424 $3,424
Mandatory Fees $475 $475
Room & Board — On Campus $3,578 $3,069
Direct Costs $7,477 $6,968
Books & Supplies $895 $895
Transportation $419 $419
Miscellaneous $1,166 $1,166
Indirect Costs $2,480 $2,480
Semester Totals $9,957 $9,448
Annual COA $19,914 $18,896
  • Direct Costs are paid to UWest. These included tuition, fees and on-campus housing.
  • Indirect Costs are not charged by UWest. They are additional expenses that students need to consider in their budgeting and financial planning. These include books, supplies, transportation, miscellaneous expenses, and off-campus housing.
  • All tuition and fees should be considered as estimates and are current at the time of publication. Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notification.

Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
University of the West
1409 Walnut Grove Ave
Rosemead, CA 911770
Email: financialaid@uwest.edu