Federal laws require colleges to establish a Cost of Attendance (COA) for each student receiving any financial aid or student support. Sinclair Community College uses the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as calculated by the information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a student's COA, to determine the student's financial need. During a given period of enrollment, a student is not allowed to receive a total amount of student aid (including scholarships, grants, federal student loans, and Federal Work-Study) that exceeds that student's Cost of Attendance.
For more information, please view the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) .
|Detailed Breakdown of Estimated Cost of Attendance|
|1||Tuition and Fees||
An amount normally assessed a student carrying the same academic workload, as determined by the institution.
|2||Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment||An allowance for books, course materials, and equipment, which must include all such costs required of all students in the same course of study, including a reasonable allowance for the rental or upfront purchase of a personal computer, as determined by the institution.|
|3||Transportation||An allowance, as determined by Sinclair, which may include transportation between campus, residences, and place of work.|
An allowance for food and housing (formerly known as Room and Board) costs, as determined by Sinclair, to be incurred by the student attending the institution on at least a half-time basis. It is an equivalent of three meals per day.
|5||Personal Expenses||An allowance, as determined by the institution, for a student attending the institution on at least a half-time basis.|
|6||Loan Fees||An allowance for the cost of any Federal student loan fee, origination fee, or insurance premium charged to the student or the parent of the student.|
|7||Professional Licensure/Certification/Credential Costs||An allowance for the costs associated with obtaining a license, certification, or a first professional credential, for a student in a program that prepares them to enter a profession that requires such a qualification.|
If you have additional expenses which exceed the standard cost of attendance at Sinclair, you may request to have your Cost of Attendance (COA) reviewed. These additional expenses may include, but are not limited to dependent care, disability related expenses, study abroad expenses, approved licensure fees, and cooperative education costs. For more information about COA and additional expenses, please contact Sinclair’s Financial Aid Office.