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Cost of Attendance

2018- 2019 Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated total amount it will cost you to go to Orange Coast College for that year. The COA includes tuition and fees; on-campus room and board (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students); and allowances for books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and, if applicable, dependent care. It can also include other expenses like an allowance for the rental or purchase of a personal computer, costs related to a disability, or costs for eligible study-abroad programs.

Please note: The tables below are for Orange Coast College add $41 to the tuition and fees for the additional fees.

9 Month Budget – Full Time Enrollment

  • Based upon an average of 14 units per semester
  • Non-Resident Tuition:  $270 per unit
  • Resident Fees: $46 per unit 
Budget Items At Home Away
Resident Enrollment Fee$1,288 $1,288
Non-Resident Tuition$7,560
Student Health Fee$22
Books and Supplies
Room and Board$5,418
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$3,258
Total Resident$13,010
Total Non-Resident$20,570


 9 Month Budget – Less Than Half Time Enrollment

  •  Non-Resident at 4 units per semester for less than half time

​For students attending less than half-time, the COA includes tuition and fees and an allowance for books, supplies, transportation, and dependent care expenses. Contact the financial aid office if you have any unusual expenses that might affect your cost of attendance.

Budget At Home Away
Resident Enrollment Fee$1,288 $1,288
Non-Resident Tuition$2,048 $2,048
Books and Supplies
$448 $448
Student Health Fee$20 $20
Transportation$277 $310
Total Resident$2,033 $2,066
Total Non-Resident$4,081 $4,114


For further information, please visit the Coast Community College District.  

The expense budgets shown on this table are based upon average expenses reported by students at the University of California, California State University, California independent institutions, and California Community Colleges in the 2006-07 Student Expenses and Resources Survey (SEARS), adjusted for ten years of inflation or deflation. Private career college data are from the 2003-04 SEARS, adjusted for 13 years of inflation or deflation.​