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Financial Aid

2016 - 2017 Cost of Attendance

For the 2017- 2018 cost of attendance click here.

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.

Click here to download the Student Budget Worksheet

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."


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

Direct Costs
S & A Fees$696$696$696$696
Mandatory Fees$1,116$1,116$1,116$1,116
Room and Board $10,175$3,578$8,835$10,175

Indirect Costs

Cost of Attendance






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

Direct Costs
S & A Fees$696$696$696 
Room and Board$10,175$8,835$10,175 

Other Costs

Cost of Attendance




  • Commuter student room and board (dependent student living with relatives): $3,578
  • Married two in college and commuter student room and board (independent student living with relatives): $8,835
  • 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"
  • Eligible educational expenses (such as course fees, lab fees, and housing fees) that are charged to your student account, will be added to your COA automatically. We will review additional requests if sufficient documentation is provided. 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 $54, Athletic $168, Technology $90, Cenral Transit $9, Recreation Center $306, Student Union Building $207, Washington Student Lobby $3, Math & Writing Tutoring $15


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