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​​​2017-2018 Cost of Atte​ndance

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 table below is 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$7,588$7,588
Room and Board$5,248$13,249
Books and Supplies$1,854$1,854
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$3,276$3,006
Total Resident $12,784 $20,696
Total Non-Resident $20,372 $28,284

Based upon an average of 14 units per semester

Non-Resident Tuition:  $271 per unit

Resident Fees: $46 per unit


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: 8/1/2017