Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimate of total expenses which students may incur while attending Athens State University for the fall and spring semesters of one academic year. The COA will include direct institutional costs as well as indirect costs. While we use the COA (with the FAFSA) to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid, you may wish to refer to these estimated expenses to assist in your budget planning process. Please note, you may pay a different amount depending upon your specific plan of study, the semesters you actually attend, and which indirect costs apply to your current situation. All cost estimates are subject to change.