Cost of Attendance for the 2014-15 Award Year

The cost of attendance (COA) is determined by using your FAFSA information along with your residency status.  If you were required to include parental information on the FAFSA, you are considered a dependent student with consideration given based on the living arrangements you designated on your FAFSA.  Otherwise, you are considered an independent student.

The Financial Aid Office determines the cost of attendance each year.  Costs taken into account for development of the COA includes tuition and fees and the average costs for room and board, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous (personal) expenses. Please keep in mind that the financial aid programs are to supplement other resources the student may have in order to cover all living expenses.  Therefore, the college may award financial aid up to your COA, but even the maximum aid awarded with the COA will not necessarily meet all of a student’s other costs during the school year. No allowances will be made for the purchase of an automobile or for other consumer debts, such as personal loans or credit cards. Costs specific to your particular program of study may also be included in your financial aid award.

When your enrollment for the current term is confirmed and if you are enrolled in less than full time hours, your COA will be reduced to accurately reflect your educational costs.  The amounts below are assuming an enrollment of 12 or more hours during the fall and spring terms.

Student Classification
All Programs
(Excluding Allied Health)
Allied Health
(Accepted Cohort)
 Dependent w/ parents In-district 10,252 10,398
 Dependent w/ parents Out-of-district 11,392 11,538
 Dependent w/ parents Out-of-state 12,532 12,678
 Dependent off-campus In-district 15,462 15,608
 Dependent off-campus Out-of-district 16,602 16,748
 Dependent off-campus Out-of-state 17,742 17,888
 Independent off-campus In-district 15,492 15,638
 Independent off-campus Out-of-district 16,632 16,778
 Independent off-campus Out-of-state 17,772 17,918

Allied Health Programs with Additional Cost for 2014-15

Students enrolled in some Allied Health Programs have considerable additional costs associated with their program. The amounts shown below are added to the COA for students in the appropriate allied health programs.

 Associate Nursing 2,910
 Certificate Nursing 2,214
 Associate Occupational Therapy Assistant 2,034
 Associate Physical Therapy Assistant 2,252
 Associate Respiratory Therapy 2,602
Certificate/Associate Surgical Tech. 1,296
 Associate Med Lab Tech. 2,094
 Certificate EMT 1,310
 Associate EMT/Paramedic 2,290
 Associate Health Info. Sci. 1,914
 Associate Dental Hygiene 5,005
 Certificate/Associate Dental Assistant 3,354