the cost of attendance (coa) for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment. the coa is not the same as a bill. the coa is the college’s estimate of what your total costs will be for the year. it sets the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive for the year. in other words, it represents a modest budget on which a student can live adequately while attending ac. students will be billed directly by the school only for tuition and fees.
ac’s coa includes:
- tuition and fees based on enrollment status
- allowance for an average room and average board costs (off campus)
- allowance for books and supplies for a student carrying the same academic workload
- allowance for transportation costs
- allowance for miscellaneous/personal expenses
- average federal loan feees