Institutional Research and Academic Planning
Graduate Cost of Attendance Survey
The Graduate Cost of Attendance Survey (GCOAS) is used to better understand the financial needs of the UC graduate student body. Results of this survey are used by UC leadership to plan financial aid packages, as well as to evaluate graduate student stipends. Student Financial Support in the department of Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs and Institutional Research & Academic Planning at the Office of the President collaborate to produce this survey. Items on the survey ask graduate students about their monthly and annual expenses, housing arrangements, and family support. Student Financial Support uses the survey data to produce a comprehensive report that supports UC's financial aid decision-making activities.