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 ConsiderIf 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.