Student Services

Financial Aid - Cost of Attendance (COA)

For financial aid purposes, COA is calculated by an estimate of an average student’s education expenses incurred to attend MCC for the fall and winter semesters.  The total aid the student may receive from Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs and other sources (when added to the student’s EFC) can’t exceed the student’s costs.  The components of COA may not be the same for all FSA programs, as specified in the law. Please note, since MCC is supported in part by Muskegon County and Michigan taxpayers, tuition is less for these residents.

Components

A student’s 9 month (Federal Methodology) COA generally is the sum of the following:

  • The tuition and fees normally assessed for a student carrying the same academic workload.
  • State allowance for books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.
  • State allowance for room and board.
  • For students receiving FSA loans, the fees required to receive them.

Below is a reasonable budget for a dependent student for the 2013-2014 school year, carrying 15 credits each semester:

 

In-County MI
Students per Year

Out-of-County MI
Students per Year

Out-of-State
Students per Year

Tuition & Fees

$3485

$5600

$7400
Est. Excess Contact Hours $895 $1600 $2200

Books & Supplies

$1100

$1100

$1100

Transportation

$1446

$2892

$1446

Misc./Personal

$616

$616

$616

Room & Board

$2322

$2322

$2322

Total Budget

$9,864

$14,130

$15,084

 Below is a reasonable budget for a independent student for the 2013-2014 school year, carrying 15 credits each semester:

 

In-County MI
Students per Year

Out-of-County MI
Students per Year

Out-of-State
Students per Year

Tuition & Fees

$3485

$5600

$7400
 Est. Excess Contact Hours  $895 $1600  $2200

Books & Supplies

$1100

$1100

$1100

Transportation

$1446

$2892

$1446

Misc./Personal

$616

$616

$616

Room & Board

$4644

$4644

$4644

Total Budget

$12,186

$16,452

$17,406