2014 - 2015 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Cost of Attendance


The Cost of Attendance (COA) figures provide an estimate of costs to attend the 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 per semester based on half-time enrollment.)
 
Tuition
Books
Room/Board
Transportation
Personal/Misc.
Total
In District - At home
w/parents
312
500
1484
436
520
3252
In District - Off Campus
312
500
3668
436
520
5436
Out of District - At home
w/parents
582
500
1484
436
520
3522
Out of District - Off Campus
582
500
3668
436
520
5706
Non-Texas Resident - Off Campus
918
500
3668
436
520
6042

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