For most families investing in a college education is a major financial decision. Many costs need to be considered, not just tuition, books, and dorm costs. NEO is required by federal regulations to determine an average Cost of Attendance (COA) or Budget for all students receiving federal aid. The COA takes into account direct costs, (what NEO charges) and indirect costs (money you will have to spend but NEO does not charge you). The link below provides more information about the cost of attending NEO.