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In The College Application Process, What Is A School'S ( COA ) Cost Of Attendance Report ?

Colleges prepare a budget, known as their Cost of Attendance, (COA), to help students plan their educational expenses and apply for financial aid. Generally, the budget includes tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, travel, personal and miscellaneous expenses.

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