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Financial Aid

2012 - 2013 Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA), is an estimated budget comprised of anticipated tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation allowance, and a personal expense allowance. Non-traditional students’ budgets may include a dependent care allowance upon request. You can increase the COA one time for a computer while at Central. Other “education-related expenses” can be added to the student budget if proper documentation is submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

*These calculations are based on attendance of half-time or more— adjustments will be made for less-than-half-time attendance.

**In financial aid context, the term "commuter" means "living with family".

UNDERGRADUATE/ POST-BACCALAUREATE

 ResidentDependent living with familyIndependent living with family or   married with two in collegeNon-
Resident

Direct Costs
    
Tuition$7,995$7,995$7,995$18,606
Fees$978$978$978$978
Books$1,002$1,002$1,002$1,002
 $9,975$9,975$9,975$20,586

Other Costs
    
Room and Board$9,240$3,090$7,200$9,240
Personal$1,752$1,752$1,752$1,752
Transportation$1,260$1,260$1,260$1,260
 $12,252$6,102$10,212$12,252

Cost of Attendance

$22,227

$16,077

$20,187

$32,838


GRADUATE

 ResidentLiving with familyNon-
Resident
Non-Resident Living with Family

Direct Costs
    
Tuition$8,517$8,517$18,972$18,972
Fees$978$978$978$978
Books$1,002$1,002$1,002$1,002
 $10,497$10,497$20,952$20,952

Other Costs
    
Room and Board$9,240$7,200$9,240$7,200
Personal$1,752$1,752$1,752$1,752
Transportation$1,260$1,260$1,260$1,260
 $12,252$10,212$12,252$10,212

Cost of Attendance

$22,749

$20,709

$33,204

$31,164
  • Commuter students’ room and board (dependent students living with relatives): $3,090
  • Married two in college and commuter students’ room and board (independent student living with relatives): $7,200
  • If you have excessive transportation expenses you may request an additional transportation allowance.
  • If you have daycare expenses you may submit a request to increase your COA.

Additional educational expenses may be added upon request and with appropriate documentation;

COA may be increased for the purchase of a computer; however, this may only be done one time during your student career.

Fees: Health Center $204, Athletic $33, Athletic $126, Technology $90, Safe Ride $10, Recreation Center $306, Student Union Building $207, Washington Student Lobby $2