Cost of Attendance (COA) for 2014-15

When you apply for federal student aid, the Student Financial Aid Office uses your cost of attendance (COA) in determining how much aid you can receive. The COA is the total estimated cost for a student to attend a particular school – expressed as a yearly figure. It is determined using rules established by law.

Cost of Attendance Example

Below is an example of the costs estimated for the following academic year for an independent student who is a Johnson County resident living in an apartment and enrolled in a total of 24 credit hours for the 2014-2015 school year.

$  2,112 – tuition and fees
$  1,200 – books and supplies
$  6,652 – room and board
$  1,076 – transportation costs
$  3,232 – miscellaneous and personal expenses
$       40 – loan fees

$14,312 = total cost of attendance

Cost of Attendance Expenses Included

COA includes tuition and fees, allowances for housing and food, books, supplies, transportation and loan fees. Other costs that can be added to COA are dependent care, study-abroad expenses and costs related to a disability. If you have these or other expenses, please contact the Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify to have these included in your cost of attendance.

Additional Expenses to Consider

If a student has additional expenses not adequately covered in the standard cost of attendance budget, they must contact the Financial Aid Office and provide documentation to request their budgets be increased. The decision of the Financial Aid Office is final and limited to expenses while attending JCCC.

Estimate Your Own Cost of Attendance

Students can also use the Net Price Calculator. This calculator provides an estimated net cost of attendance. It includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid for current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

Changes and Adjustments Cost of Attendance and Budget

Refer to Financial Aid Calculations and Adjustments for COA for more specific details.

Steps to Enroll for Credit Classes

Contact Financial Aid

JCCC Financial Aid Office

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Financial Aid Announcements

Financial Aid Dates - Refer to the semester below for:

  • Book advances
  • JCCC book scholarships
  • Financial aid refunds

Spring 2015

Academic Dates - See the academic calendar for enrollment, holidays, graduation and other general student information.

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