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Financial Aid

2014 - 2015 Estimated 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 student budgets may include a dependent care allowance upon request. You can request an increase of your COA one time for a computer purchase while at Central. Other “education-related expenses” can be added to the student budget if a properly documented request 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. For information on the per credit costs please visit the Registrar website.

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

UNDERGRADUATE/ POST-BACCALAUREATE

 ResidentDependent *Commuter (living w/ family)Independent *Commuter  (living w/ family, married & 2 in college)Non-
Resident

Direct Costs
    
Tuition$7,941$7,941$7,941$20,304
Fees$1,076$1,076$1,076$1,076
Books$1,002$1,002$1,002$1,002
Room and Board $10,285$3,246$8,014$10,285
 $20,304$13,265$18,033$32,667

Other Costs
    
Personal$1,752$1,752$1,752$1,752
Transportation$1,260$1,260$1,260$1,260

Cost of Attendance

$23,316

$16,277

$21,045

$35,679


GRADUATE

 Resident*Commuter (living w/ family, married & 2 in college)Non-
Resident
 

Direct Costs
    
Tuition$9,256$9,256$20,705 
Fees$1,076$1,076$1,035 
Books$1,002$1,002$1,002 
Room and Board$10,285$8,014$10,285 
 $21,618$19,347$33,068 

Other Costs
    
Personal$1,752$1,752$1,752 
Transportation$1,260$1,260$1,260 
 $3,012$3,012$3,012 

Cost of Attendance

$24,630

$22,359

$36,080
 

  • Commuter student room and board (dependent student living with relatives): $3,246
  • Married two in college and commuter student room and board (independent student living with relatives): $8,014
  • If you have excessive transportation expenses you may request an additional transportation allowance.
  • If you have daycare expenses or dependent care expenses, you may submit a request to increase your COA. Please see "Request for Childcare Allowance"
  • Additional educational expenses (such as course fees, lab fees, tuition overload fees, etc.) may be added to your COA upon request and with appropriate documentation. Please see "Revision Request"
  • 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 $264, Wellness $33, Athletic $163, Technology $90, Safe ride $10, Recreation Center $306, Student Union Building $207, Washington Student Lobby $3