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​​​2015-2016 Cost of Atte​ndance

The cost of attendance (COA) is not the bill that you may get from your college; it is the total amount it will cost you to go to college for that year. The COA includes tuition and fees; on-campus room and board (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students); and allowances for books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and, if applicable, dependent care. It can also include other expenses like an allowance for the rental or purchase of a personal computer, costs related to a disability, or costs for eligible study-abroad programs.

For students attending less than half-time, the COA includes tuition and fees and an allowance for books, supplies, transportation and dependent care expenses; but can also include room and board for up to three semesters or the equivalent at the institution, but no more than two of those semesters or the equivalent may be consecutive. Contact the financial aid office at the college you are attending if you have any unusual expenses that might affect your cost of attendance.

Please note: The tables below are for Coastline Community College; for Orange Coast College and Golden West College add $18 to the tuition and fees (the health fee is $9 less per semester at Coastline Community College).

2015-162015-16
                   9-Month Budget - Full TimeSummer Budget - Seven Units
 At homeAway At homeAway
Resident Enrollment Fees& health fee$1,308 $1,308 (2*14)*(46)+20Resident Enrollment Fees& health fee$332 $332
Non-Resident Tuition$6,468 $6,468 (2*14)*(231)Non-Resident Tuition$1,617 $1,617
Room & Board$4,770 $11,970 from CSACRoom & Board$1,060 $2,660
Books & Supplies$1,764 $1,764 from CSACBooks & Supplies$440 $440
Transportation $1,126 $1,270 from CSACTransportation $250 $282
Miscellaneous Personal$3,160 $2,898 from CSACMiscellaneous Personal$702 $644
Total Resident$12,128 $19,210 Total Resident$2,784 $4,358
Total Non-Resident $18,596 $25,678 Total Non-Resident $4,401 $5,975
Based upon an average of 14 units per semester 
Non-resident Tuition - $231/unit
NOTE:  non-resident tutition will increase to $256/unit July 1, 2016
 
Resident Fees - $46/unit  
2015-162015-16
9-Month Budget - Less than 1/2 TimeSummer Budget - Less than 1/2 Time
 At homeAway At homeAway
Resident Enrollment Fees& health fee$1,308 $1,308 Resident Enrollment Fees& health fee$332 $332
Non-Resident Tuition$1,876 $1,876 Non-Resident Tuition$922 $922
Books & Supplies$440 $440 Books & Supplies$220 $220
Transportation $282 $318 Transportation $143 $161
Total Resident$2,030 $2,066 Total Resident$695 $713
Total Non-Resident $3,906 $3,942 Total Non-Resident $1,617 $1,635
Non-Resident at 4 units/semester for < 1/2 timeNon-Resident at 4 units for < 1/2 time
 

2016 – 2017 Student Budgets / Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated total amount it will cost you to go to college for that year. The COA includes tuition and fees; on-campus room and board (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students); and allowances for books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and, if applicable, dependent care. It can also include other expenses like an allowance for the rental or purchase of a personal computer, costs related to a disability, or costs for eligible study-abroad programs.

For students attending less than half-time, the COA includes tuition and fees and an allowance for books, supplies, transportation, and dependent care expenses. Contact the financial aid office at the college you are attending if you have any unusual expenses that might affect your cost of attendance.

Please note: The tables below are for Coastline Community College; for Orange Coast College and Golden West College add $38 to the tuition and fees for the additional fees.

9 Month Budget – Full Time Enrollment

Budget Items                                                     At Home                                                              Away

Resident Enrollment Fee$1,288$1,288
Student Health Fee$20$20
Non-Resident Tuition$7,168$7,168
Room and Board$4,968$12,492
Books and Supplies$1,791$1,791
Transportation$1,107$1,242
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$3,177$2,916
Total Resident $12,351 $19,749
Total Non-Resident $19,519 $26,917

Based upon an average of 14 units per semester

Non-Resident Tuition:  $256 per unit

Resident Fees: $46 per unit

 

9 Month Budget – Less Than Half Time Enrollment

Budget Items                                                     At Home                                                              Away

Resident Enrollment Fee$1,288$1,288
Student Health Fee$20$20
Non-Resident Tuition$2,048$2,048
Books and Supplies$448$448
Transportation$277$310
Total Resident $2,033 $2,066
Total Non-Resident $4,081 $4,114

Non-Resident at 4 units per semester for less than half time

The expense budgets shown on this table are based upon average expenses reported by students at the University of California, California State University, California independent institutions, and California Community Colleges in the 2006-07 Student Expenses and Resources Survey (SEARS), adjusted for ten years of inflation or deflation. Private career college data are from the 2003-04 SEARS, adjusted for 13 years of inflation or deflation.​


Revised: 3/23/2016