Costs

Determining Financial Need Cost of Attendance (COA) Estimated Cost of Attendance Quick Facts Resource Links Financial Aid Website*

 

Determining Financial Need

Most financial aid awards are based on demonstrated financial need, which is the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  EFC is the amount that the government believes you and your family can be reasonably expected to contribute toward your college costs this year and is based on your FAFSA information (or California Dream Act Application for AB 540 students).

What does the term EFC stand for?

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COST OF ATTENDANCE (COA)

What is Cost of Attendance?

In order to treat all students equally, standardized budgets (COA) are established and applied to all applicants.  This means all students with similar circumstances will receive the same allowance for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, and transportation.

Other expenses may include, but are not limited to: dependent care, vocational/technical, and disability related expenses.  Exceptions may be made to the budget in cases where need can be shown and documented.

Cost of Attendance (COA) – Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need.

 

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ESTIMATED 2017-2018 COST OF ATTENDANCE

Living at Home Living Away from Home
  9 Months 12 Months 9 Months 12 Months
Fees $1,220 $1,827 $1,220 $1,827
Books & Supplies $1,791 $2,687 $1,791 $2,687
Room & Board $4,968 $6,624 $12,942 $16,656
Transportation $1,107 $1,476 $1,242 $1,656
Personal Expenses $3,177 $4,236 $2,916 $3,888
Total $12,263 $16,850 $19,661 $26,714
*Non-Resident Tuition is added to fees based on the student’s resident code
**Subject to change

In order to treat all students equally, standardized budgets (COA) are established and applied to all applicants.  This means all students with similar circumstances will receive the same allowance for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, and transportation.

Other expenses may include, but are not limited to: dependent care, vocational/technical, and disability related expenses.  Exceptions may be made to the budget in cases where need can be shown and documented.

Students can apply for one or more of these programs by filing a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional information can be found on the LACCD Financial Aid page.

CODES U.S. Dept. of Education’s Central Registry number: 1952587353A7 FICE code: 001227 U.S. Dept. of Education’s IPEDS number: 117724

 

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Quick Facts

HOW FINANCIAL AID IS PACKAGED

Once the student’s financial aid eligibility is established, a “package” of aid is provided which may be a combination of grants, work-study, and loan funds.

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THE FINANCIAL AID AWARD

The campus processing the student’s aid produces an Award Letter and Award Guide.  These are made available online.

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SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

In certain cases, a family’s financial situation can change because of:

  • Death in the family
  • Separation or divorce
  • Loss of employment or other income
  • Loss of non-taxable income or benefits

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Resources & Links

Net Price Calculator

Forms

Financial Aid Status Inquiry

Scholarships

Financial Aid Programs

 

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