cost of attendance

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

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