2015-2016 Cost of Attendance Budgets
When you apply for federal student aid, the Student Financial Aid Office uses your cost of attendance (COA) in determining how much aid you can receive. The COA is the total estimated cost for a student to attend KCKCC expressed as a yearly figure. It is determined using rules established by federal regulations.
Cost of Attendance Expenses includes tuition and fees, housing, board, books and supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.
The following are components that make up the cost of attendance budget for a student:
Tuition is established annually by the KCKCC Board of Trustee’s on a per-credit-hour basis. Depending on your location of residency, your rate is calculated for each of the three residential categories:
- In- State Resident of Kansas - $ 101 per credit hour
- Out of State Resident - $261 per credit hour
- Metro-Missouri Resident - $126 per credit hour
Fees – $7.00 per hour technology fee. Some Technical Education Programs will be charged an additional $75 course fee.
Books and Supplies are based on estimated amounts determined by the College Board Annual Survey of Colleges. The average amount for a full-time student per year is $1200.
Room - The room component will be included for independent students who do not live with parents or who are not active military or have a spouse who is active military. The assumption for dependent students and independent students who live with parents is that the parents assume the responsibility for housing expenses. This component includes expenses for housing and utilities. The estimated budget used is $7050.
Board - Board represents the cost of food for the individual student. All students will receive a board budget except active military families. According to the College Board 2015-16 Moderate Living Expense Budget the 9 month average for board is $2350
Transportation - All students will receive a transportation budget. Transportation costs include fuel, car repair and maintenance, insurance, licensing and property taxes. According to the College Board the 2015-16 Moderate Living Expense Budget the 9 month average for transportation is $2950
Miscellaneous Expenses - All students will receive a miscellaneous budget. According to the College Board 2015-16 Moderate Living Expense Budget the 9 month average for miscellaneous expenses (phone, cable, internet and computer costs, clothes, medical costs, entertainment, needed household items, laundry, personal maintenance) is $5048
The budgets that have been established are based on averages. If students can document a higher budget amount for any item listed or for other budget items not addressed (child care, special needs equipment, etc.) they should request a budget adjustment by contacting the KCKCC Financial Aid Director.