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Student Cost of Attendance Budget

For the academic year 2021-2022. 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
1 month/2 semester 1 month/2 semester
Fees $1,104 $1,104
Books & Supplies * $1,126 $1,126
Food & Housing ** $1,114/$10,026 $2,277/$20,493
Transportation ** $269/$2,421 $269/$2,421
Personal Expenses ** $406/$3,654 $406/$3,654
Total $18,331 $28,798

*Rounded up to nearest even dollar amount to divide costs equally
** Rounded up to nearest dollar amount after summing 9 months of expenses.
Academic Year Length: 2 semesters (9 months)
Resident Fees: Based on enrollment in 12 units per semester for average full-time enrolled student.
12 units x $46 per unit = $552
Enrollment fees for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 academic year = $1,104
Other Fees Not Included:
Student Activity Fee of $5.00 per semester
Student Representation Fee of $2.00 per primary term
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: Refer to CSAC 2021-2022 Student Expense Budgets.
Food & Housing: Refer to SEARS study regional data (2020) with a 2% overall annual inflation increase for 21-22 per BLS for SF
Bay Area December 2020
.
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. Refer
to Insight Center’s Family Needs Calculator for 2018, for 1 adult, less a 2.4% cost decrease in gasoline for 20-21 and 21-22 per
BLS for SF Bay Area December 2019 and BLS for SF Bay Area December 2020.
Personal Expenses: Includes clothing, laundry and dry-cleaning, personal care, gifts, recreation, medical etc. Refer to SEARS study
regional data (2020) with a 2% overall inflation increase for 21-22 per BLS for SF Bay Area December 2020.
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
1 month/2 semester 1 month/2 semester
Fees* $460* $460*
Books & Supplies ** $1,126 $1,126
Transportation ^ $269/$2,421 $269/$2,421
Total $4,007 $4,007

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.
**Rounded up to nearest even dollar amount to divide costs equally.
^Rounded up to nearest dollar amount after summing 9 months of expenses.

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 2021-2022 STUDENT BUDGET RANGES.