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What Will it Cost?

Award Year 2018-2019

Estimated Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

 

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) budget for award year 2018-2019 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 anticpated 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 COSC 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 independent full-time students who are either in-state or out-of-state.  A full-time student 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.       
Annual Full-time Undergraduate Cost of Attendance (Independent Student)
Direct CostsIn-stateOut-of-state
Tuition$7,440$9,792
Student Services Fee$434$568
Technology Fee$140$140
TOTAL DIRECT EXPENSES$8,014$10,500
Estimated Indirect CostsIn-StateOut-of-State
Books and Supplies$1,600$1,600
Loan Fees$80$80
Living Allowance$3,640$3,640
Miscellaneous Expenses$1,948$1,948
Transportation Expenses$1,864$1,864
TOTAL ESTIMATED IN-DIRECT EXPENSES
$9,132$9,132
TOTAL AWARD YEAR COST OF ATTENDANCE$17,146$19,632
Annual Full-time Graduate Cost of Attendance
Direct CostsIn-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$9,108$9,522
Student Services Fee$712$754
Technology Fee$140$140
TOTAL DIRECT EXPENSES$9,960$10,416
Estimated Indirect CostsIn-StateOut-of-State
Books and Supplies$1,600$1,600
Loan Fees$920$920
Living Allowance$3,640$3,640
Miscellaneous Expenses$1,948$1948
Travel Expenses$1,864$1,864
TOTAL ESTIMATED IN- DIRECT EXPENSES$9,972$9,972
TOTAL AWARD YEAR COST OF ATTENDANCE $19,932$20,388