El Centro College - Cost of Attendance
El Centro 2015 - 2016 Catalog
Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) figures provide an estimate of costs to attend El Centro College for a traditional nine_month academic year. The Financial Aid Office must ensure any federal, state or local financial aid award does not exceed a student's COA. The COA for the colleges of DCCCD is revised and recorded annually with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Elements of the official Cost of Attendance (COA) include:

  • Tuition
    For purposes of financial aid, tuition is based on half-time enrollment. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending upon the student's degree or certificate program and the enrollment status. Please visit the Tuition page in the catalog to learn more about actual tuition rates.
  • Room and Board
    The figures used to determine this portion of the COA are reasonable estimates of cost of living in Dallas while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices, location, and circumstances. The Financial Aid Office will not increase the COA based on individual choices unless extenuating circumstances are presented to and accepted by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Books
    These costs are estimated based on the bookstores of DCCCD colleges.
  • Transportation
    The transportation allowance is based on an average of public transportation.
  • Personal Expenses
    This is a reasonable allowance for miscellaneous personal expenses during the enrollment period.

An individual student's COA will vary according to the number of registered credit hours, residency status, and housing choices.

2014-2015 Estimated COA Figures for the Colleges of DCCCD
(Costs are annual based on half-time enrollment.)
 
Tuition
Books
Room/Board
Transportation
Personal/Misc.
Total
In District - At home
w/parents
708
1000
3708
1296
1881
8593
In District - Off Campus
708
1000
9747
1296
1881
14632
Out of District - At home
w/parents
1332
1000
3708
1296
1881
9217
Out of District - Off Campus
1332
1000
9747
1296
1881
15256
Non-Texas Resident - Off Campus
2088
1000
9747
1296
1881
16012