Financial Aid

2021-2022 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.

Residing on-campus
Cost Single Double Triple
Tuition ($522 per unit) $6,264 $6,264 $6,264
Mandatory Fees $538 $538 $538
Room & Board – On Campus $6,501 $4,554 $3,911
Direct Costs $13,303 $11,356 $10,713
Room & Board – Off Campus
Books & Supplies $563 $563 $563
Transportation $171 $171 $171
Student Loan Fees $200 $200 $200
Miscellaneous $1,319 $1,319 $1,319
Indirect Costs $2,253 $2,253 $2,253
Semester Totals $15,556 $13,609 $12,966
Annual COA $31,112 $27,218 $25,932
Residing off-campus
Cost Off-campus Parents/Relative
Tuition ($522 per unit) $6,264 $6,264
Mandatory Fees $538 $538
Room & Board – On Campus
Direct Costs $6,802 $6,802
Room & Board – Off Campus
Books & Supplies $563 $563
Transportation $459 $500
Student Loan Fees $200 $200
Miscellaneous $1,922 $1,638
Indirect Costs $11,771 $7,442
Semester Totals $18,573 $14,244
Annual COA $37,146 $28,488
IEP/ESL Spring or Fall (16 Weeks Session)
Cost Double Triple
Tuition $4,080 $4,080
Mandatory Fees $538 $538
Room & Board — On Campus $4,554 $3,911
Direct Costs $9,172 $8,529
Books & Supplies $563 $563
Transportation $171 $171
Miscellaneous $1,319 $1,319
Indirect Costs $2,053 $2,053
Semester Totals $11,225 $10,582
Annual COA $22,450 $21,164
  • Direct Costs are paid to UWest. These include 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.

2020-2021 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.

Residing on-campus
Cost Single Double Triple
Tuition ($522 per unit) $6,264 $6,264 $6,264
Mandatory Fees $514 $514 $514
Room & Board – On Campus $5,949 $4,198 $3,620
Direct Costs $12,727 $10,976 $10,398
Room & Board – Off Campus
Books & Supplies $540 $540 $540
Transportation $162 $162 $162
Student Loan Fees $200 $200 $200
Miscellaneous $1,305 $1,305 $1,305
Indirect Costs $2,207 $2,207 $2,207
Semester Totals $14,934 $13,183 $12,605
Annual COA $29,868 $26,366 $25,210
Residing off-campus
Cost Off-campus Parents/Relative
Tuition ($522 per unit) $6,264 $6,264
Mandatory Fees $514 $514
Room & Board – On Campus
Direct Costs $6,778 $6,778
Room & Board – Off Campus 8,290 8,290
Books & Supplies $540 $540
Transportation $429 $429
Student Loan Fees $200 $200
Miscellaneous $1,892 $1,613
Indirect Costs $11,351 $7,212
Semester Totals $18,129 $13,990
Annual COA $36,258 $27,980
IEP/ESL Spring or Fall (16 Weeks Session)
Cost Double Triple
Tuition $4,082 $4,082
Mandatory Fees $514 $514
Room & Board — On Campus $4,198 $3,620
Direct Costs $8,794 8,216
Books & Supplies $540 $540
Transportation $162 $162
Miscellaneous $1,305 $1,305
Indirect Costs $2,007 $2,007
Semester Totals $10,801 $10,223
Annual COA $21,602 $20,446
  • Direct Costs are paid to UWest. These include 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