What Will it Cost?

Academic Year 2021-2022

Estimated Cost of Attendance for Financial Aid Undergraduate and Graduate Students

 

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) budget is a resource that can assist students and their families with planning and budgeting for a Charter Oak State College education.  
COA budgets are used by the Office of Financial Aid to determine the maximum amount of financial aid that a student is eligible to receive. Students are assigned a budget based on their cost of attendance which includes degree applicable credit hours for which a student is enrolled and other educational costs (direct and in-direct expenses).
The Office of Financial Aid calculates educational expenses based on anticipated or actual enrollment (if student has registered for classes). The total COA budget includes both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include tuition and fees. Indirect costs such as books and supplies, living allowances, miscellaneous expenses, and transportation are not payable to Charter Oak and, therefore are not billed (charged) to the student. Indirect costs are based on national “averages” of educational expenses. 
The following is a list of annual estimated COA budgets for full-time students, who are either in-state or out-of-state, and enrolled in Term 1 and Term 2 classes. A full-time undergraduate student is one who is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. A full-time graduate student is one who is enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester.       
Direct CostsIn-stateOut-of-state
Tuition$7,656$10,056
Student Services Fee$448$590
Technology Fee$150$150
TOTAL DIRECT EXPENSES$8,254$10,796
Estimated Indirect CostsIn-StateOut-of-State
Books and Supplies$1,600$1,600
Loan Fees$80$80
Living Allowance$4,400$4,400
Miscellaneous Expenses$2,048$2,048
Transportation Expenses$2,084$2,084
TOTAL ESTIMATED IN-DIRECT EXPENSES
$10,212$10,212
TOTAL AWARD YEAR COST OF ATTENDANCE$18,466$21,008

  

Annual Full-time Undergraduate Cost of Attendance for Dependent Students Enrolled in T1 and T2 Classes:
Direct CostsIn-stateOut-of-state
Tuition$7,656$10,056
Student Services Fee$448$590
Technology Fee$150$150
TOTAL DIRECT EXPENSES$8,254$10,796
Estimated Indirect CostsIn-StateOut-of-State
Books and Supplies$1,600$1,600
Loan Fees$80$80
Living Allowance$3,000$3,000
Miscellaneous Expenses$2,048$2,048
Transportation Expenses$2,084$2,084
TOTAL ESTIMATED IN-DIRECT EXPENSES
$8,812$8,812
TOTAL AWARD YEAR COST OF ATTENDANCE$17,066$19,608

  

Annual Full-Time Graduate Cost of Attendance for Students Enrolled in T1 and T2 Classes:
 
Direct CostsIn-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$9,288$9,720
Student Services Fee$666$708
Technology Fee$150$150
TOTAL DIRECT EXPENSES$10,104$10,578
Estimated Indirect CostsIn-StateOut-of-State
Books and Supplies$1,600$1,600
Loan Fees$920$920
Living Allowance$4,780$4,780
Miscellaneous Expenses$2,048$2,048
Travel Expenses$2,084$2,084
TOTAL ESTIMATED IN- DIRECT EXPENSES$11,432$11,432
TOTAL AWARD YEAR COST OF ATTENDANCE $21,536$22,010