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