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Student Cost of Attendance Budget

For the academic year 2016-17. Learn more about fees and tuition costs.

Half-Time Enrollment or More

Enrolled in 6 or more units Living w/ Parent(s) Living Off-Campus
2 semester 2 semester
Fees $1,288 $1,288
Books & Supplies $1,792  $1,792
Food & Housing  $4,968  $12,492
Transportation  $1,108  $1,242
Personal Expenses  $3,178  $2,916
Total  $12,334  $19,730

Academic Year Length: 2 semesters (9 months)
Resident Fees: Based on enrollment in 14 units per semester for average full-time enrolled student.
14 units x $46 per unit = $644
Enrollment fees for the fall 2016 and spring 2017 academic year = $1,288
Other Fees Not Included:
Student Activity Fee of $5.00 per semester
These fees are NOT covered by the Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program
Non-Resident Tuition: $208.00 per unit in addition to Student Cost of Attendance
Books & Supplies: Cost of books ($982), educational supplies ($252), course materials fees ($144), and computer-related
expenses ($414).
Food & Housing: Allowance for rent, utilities, household supplies, food, snacks, and meals on campus.
Transportation: Represents allowance for student’s transportation to and from classes and work (bus fare, gas, oil, tolls,
parking, etc.) and travel to and from parents’ residence. Does not include vehicle payments, insurance, repairs, or license
fees.
Personal Expenses: Includes clothing, laundry and dry-cleaning, personal care, gifts, recreation, medical etc.
Loan Origination Fees: For student loan borrowers, the actual or average loan origination fees are added to the budget.

Less then Half-Time Enrollment

Enrolled in 6 or more units Living w/Parent(s) Living Off-Campus
2 semester 2 semester
Fees $460* $460*
Books & Supplies $1,792  $1,792
Transportation  $1,108  $1,242
Total  $12,334  $19,730

Per federal regulation, less than half-time student budget do not include the cost of food and housing and personal expenses.
*Calculated based on enrollment in 5 units per semester.

APPROVED BUDGET INCREASE
The standard student budget can be increased on a case-by-case basis for the following: the one-time purchase of a computer during a student’s education within the Contra Costa Community College District; cost of dependent care while the student attends classes; special educational expenses for students with disabilities; certain vocational programs that require equipment, tools, uniforms, or supplies. Inquire with your campus Financial Aid Office if you have these expenses. Verification may be required. Please note that no adjustments will be made to less than half-time budgets.

THE EXPENSE BUDGETS SHOWN ON THE TABLE ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES RECOMMENDED 2016-2017 STUDENT BUDGET RANGES.