Cost of Attendance
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What is the COA (Cost of Attendance) at Shasta College?
The COA is a standardized budget established and applied to all applicants. Students with similar circumstances will receive the same allowance for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, and transportation. Below you will find the Student Budget for an academic year.

 2014-2015 Cost of Attendance for Shasta College   

Student Budget
Expenses
  

Living with Parent Budge​t  

Living Away 
From 
Parent Budget  

Living at the Dorms  

Taking less than 6 units  

Fees  

$1182

$1182

$1182

$1182

Books & Supplies  

$1746

$1746

$1746

$1746

Room & Board  

$4600

$11,494

$8094

--

Transportation  

$1134

$1278

$864

$1278

Personal Expense 

$3132

$2872

$3132

--

Total In-State Budget  

$11,794

$18,572

$15,018

$4,206

Out-of-State Tuition  

+$5040.00

+$5040.00

+$5040.00

+$2520.00

Total Out-of-State Budget  

$16,834.00

$23,612.00

$20.058.00

$6726.00


 2013 -2014 Cost of Attendance for Shasta College   

Student Budget
Expenses
  

Living with Parent Budget  

Living Away
From 
Parent Budget  

Living at the Dorms  

Taking less than 6 units  

Fees  

$1104

$1104

$1104

$1104

Books & Supplies  

$1710

$1710

$1710

$1710

Room & Board  

$4518

$11,268

$7612

--

Personal Expenses  

$3096

$2844

$2278

--

Transportation  

$1180

$1324

$900

$1324

Total In-State Budget  

$11,608

$18,250

$13,604

$4,138

Out-of-State Tuition  

+$5040.00

+$5040.00

+$5040.00

+$5040.00

Total Out-of-State Budget  

$16,448.00

$23,290.00

$18,644.00

$9178.00


What is Financial Need?
Most financial aid awards are based on financial need, which is the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Financial need is calculated by subtracting the EFC from the COA. The resulting number is called financial need this is the maximum funding that can be received for the current academic year. It is not necessarily the amount of funding you will receive. 
What is EFC (Expected Family Contribution)?
The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Your family's taxed and untaxed income and assets. Also considered are your family size and the number of family members who will attend college or career school during the year. The information you report on your FAFSA is used to calculate your EFC. Schools use the EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and financial aid award.
Note: Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by your school to calculate the amount of federal student aid you are eligible to receive.  

For more information about the EFC, see Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid at: http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html.  

Net Price Calculator
The estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Price of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. Click on the following icon to access the Net Price Calculator:

 

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