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Student Cost of Attendance Budget

For the academic year 2019-2020. 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 $1,972 $1,972
Food & Housing $6,786 $15,084
Transportation $1,134 $1,278
Personal Expenses $3,564 $3,996
Total $14,744 $23,618

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 2019 and spring 2020 academic year = $1,288
Other Fees Not Included:
Student Activity Fee of $5.00 per semester
Student Representation Fee of $1.00 per primary term (CCC only)
These fees are NOT covered by the California Promise Grant fee waiver or the FT3 fee waiver.
Non-Resident Tuition: Refer to the most recent College Catalog for non-resident tuition rates.
Books & Supplies: Cost of books ($1,054), educational supplies ($270), course materials fees ($153), and computer-related expenses ($441).
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 Than 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 $1,972 $1,972
Transportation $1,134 $1,278
Total $3,566 $3,710

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 2019-2020 STUDENT BUDGET RANGES.