Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA)

Cost of attendance (COA) is an average figure used to determine financial aid eligibility. It includes estimates of standard expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses, such as unreimbursed medical/dental expenses, clothing, and transportation. Cost of Attendance minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your FAFSA equals your financial need for need-based financial aid programs.

The COA is not a bill and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual student bills will differ from the estimated COA figures provided by the College, which include both direct (i.e. billable) costs and indirect costs for two semesters. Tuition, fees, room (for on-campus residents), and books are the direct costs for which students are billed by the College. Other costs, including off-campus living expenses, are not billed by the College and will vary for each student.

Estimated cost of attendance budgets for 2019-2020 (two semesters of enrollment) are provided by the College upon request. Please note that COA figures are estimates and are subject to change.

  Single at Home
Full Time<
On Campus
Full Time
All Others
Full Time
Out of State
on Campus Full Time
Out of State
Off Campus Full Time
Full time for 2 semesters 30 Credits 30 Credits 30 Credits 30 Credits 30 Credits
Tuition and Fees $4,800 $4,800 $4,800 $8,670 $8,670
Room/Board $0 $5,900 $6,215 $5,900 $6,215
Book and Supplies $1,448 $1,448 $1,448 $1,448 $1,448
Loan Cost $129 $129 $129 $129 $129
Personal Expenses $1,530 $1,530 $1,530 $1,530 $1,530
Transportation $2,800 $2,800 $2,900 $2,900 $2,900
Total $10,707 $16,607 17,022 $20,577 $20,892
  Single at Home Full Time On Campus Full Time All Others Full Time Out of State on Campus Full Time Out of State Off Campus Full Time
Three-Quarter Time for 2 semesters (18-22 credit hours) 20 Credits 20 Credits 20 Credits 20 Credits 20 Credits
Tuition and Fees $3,200 $3,200 $3,200 $5,780 $5,780
Room/Board   $5,900 $6,215 $5,900 $6,215
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Loan Cost $129 $129 $129 $129 $129
Personal Expenses $1,490 $1,490 $1,490 $1,490 $1,490
Transportation $2,900 $2,900 $3,000 $2,900 $2,900
Total $9,019 $14,919 $15,334 $17,499 $17,814
  Single at Home Full Time On Campus Full Time All Others Full Time Out of State on Campus Full Time Out of State Off Campus Full Time
Half Time for 2 semesters (12-17 credit hours) 15 Credits 15 Credits 15 Credits 15 Credits 15 Credits
Tuition and Fees $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 $4,335 $4,335
Room/Board   $5,900 $6,215 $5,900 $6,215
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Loan Cost $129 $129 $129 $129 $129
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Transportation $1,950 $1,950 $2,050 $2,800 $2,900
Total $6,979 $12,879 $13,294 $15,664 $16,079
  Single at Home Full Time On Campus Full Time All Others Full Time Out of State on Campus Full Time Out of State Off Campus Full Time
Less than Half-Time for 2 semesters (1-5 credit hours) 5 Credits 5 Credits 5 Credits 5 Credits 5 Credits
Tuition and Fees $800 $800 $800 $1,445 $1,445
Room/Board   $5,900 $6,215 $5,900 $6,215
Books and Supplies $600 $600 $600 $600 $600
Loan Cost $129 $129 $129 $129 $129
Personal Expenses $1,550 $1,550 $1,550 $1,550 $1,550
Transportation $2,020 $2,020 $2,020 $2,070 $2,070
Total $5,099 $10,999 $11,314 $11,694 $12,009

NOTE:Cost of Attendance is reduced for less than full time status. The above table is for one academic year and is subject to change. Refer to the College website for the most current information. Estimated costs of attendance (two semesters of enrollment) are provided by the College upon request or can be found at www.CoastalAlabama.edu/financial-aid. Please note that COA figures are estimates and are subject to change.