Florida Atlantic University

FAU Housing Costs

What are the FAU Living Expenses?

Make the right college decision for yourself by understanding all of your college expenses. Begin by being familiar with just how much you will be paying every year for housing, food, and more.

On this page you will find:

FAU Housing and Meal Plan Costs

In 2020, FAU students paid out $6,100 for housing and $3,902 for the dining plan.

Discover Florida Atlantic University costs for both on-campus and off-campus housing, in addition to meals and other charges in the the next table.

Expense On Campus Off Campus
Room and Board $12,030 $12,154
— Housing       $6,100
— Meals       $3,902
Other Living Expenses $6,618 $7,386
Books and Supplies $1,248 $1,248
Total $19,896 $20,788

What is Room & Board Over Four Years? The Estimated Total Comes to $85,425

Room and board at FAU have changed around 0.3% for each year of the past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If existing developments in housing and meal expenses carry on, we expect incoming freshman students in 2021 to spend about $20,442 for their first year of college. Those students will likely wind up having to pay around $21,024 in their 2nd year, and $22,311 in their 4th year.

The complete degree (assuming you graduate on-time) the sum will be somewhere around $85,425 for a four-year stay or $41,467 for two years.


* estimated

Living and Dining on Campus at FAU

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether FAU does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like FAU that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at FAU.

Question Answer
Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus? No
On-Campus Housing Capacity 4,471
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan 19

Campus Expenses are Above Average

FAU room, board, books, supplies and other expenses cost students $19,896, which is over the national average of $14,951.


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