Cost of Attendance (COA) Budget Revision Request

The standard COA budget includes tuition and estimated costs for health insurance, books and supplies, holiday & local travel, utilities/internet, rent, food, board exams, and miscellaneous/personal expenses during the following budget durations determined by class year: M1: 10 months, M2: 11 months, M3: 12 months, M4: 10 months, M5: 10 months & GEMS: 11 months.

The COA Budget Revision Request process is CLOSED for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. Information related to COA budget revision requests for the 2024 – 2025 academic year will be provided at a later date.

To apply, you must complete the following action items:

  1. Complete the COA Adjustment Form.
  2. Documentation of the cost(s) incurred must be sent via email to The expenses must be dated within the current academic year. Receipts must include (1) confirmation of payment, (2) the date of payment and (3) your full name.  You can either submit receipts as you incur the expenses or hold the receipts and submit all at one time.

Our processing timeline is 10 – 14 business days (this excludes holidays and weekends) from receipt of a complete budget adjustment request. If additional information or documentation is required to complete a student’s request, this will extend processing time.

***Please note: submission of a cost of attendance revision DOES NOT guarantee an increase in financial aid eligibility. We would also like to remind you that student loans are debt obligations and we encourage you to stay informed of your borrowing by regularly checking your student account and financial aid awards via MyAccess

  • A budget adjustment may be requested to cover certain additional allowable costs (see categories below) above a student’s standard COA budget utilizing federal student loan (Direct Unsub Loan & Direct GradPLUS Loan) or private loan increases, which increases a student’s loan debt.
  • Your cost of attendance may be adjusted to include other allowable costs incurred to meet your educational needs.

Federally-Allowable Expenses include but are not limited to:

– Rent/Utility Increase

– Standard Family Adjustment (Eligible dependent(s) must be listed on FAFSA)

– Transportation expenses (e.g. public transit, rideshare, etc.) that surpass the established Cost of Attendance allotment

– Car/Motorcycle Repair Expenses (Paid receipt REQUIRED – Invoices not acceptable)

– Unexpected computer expenses

– Unreimbursed Medical/Dental/Eye/Pharmaceutical (Paid receipt REQUIRED – Invoices not acceptable)

– Away Rotation [Outside of DMV] Expenses

– Residency Interview Adjustment

Non-Allowable Expenses: Federal regulations limit the expenses that are allowed to be added to a student’s budget. Common non-allowable expenses include, but are not limited to:

– Car payments, parking, gas, car insurance, tolls and associated costs

– Apartment/condo amenity fees, parking fees, garage housing fees, and/or move-in/moving fees

– Credit card debt

– Professional attire for residency interviews

– Residency relocation moving costs (including security deposits, apartment furnishings and amenities)

– Cosmetic medical expenses

– Court or attorney fees