COST OF ATTENDANCE

Textbook Costs

Tuition & Fee Chart

Campus Housing

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Students may estimate the cost to attend CASC using a few tools. Estimated costs vary depending on a number of factors such as: the number of courses or credit-hours to be taken, what type of class is being taken (web course or on-campus course; lecture or a science course with a lab), will student be living in on-campus housing.

For a quick estimate, students should use these guidelines:

  1. Estimate TOTAL tuition and fees. Using the Tuition-Fee Chartfind the Total Tuition & Fee charges for the estimated number of credit hours the student plans on enrolling. This amount covers the tuition and mandatory fees charged per credit hour. 
  2. Add additional charges that apply based on the type of course being taken. For example (using the Tuition-Fee Chart), students taking a 3 cr-hr web course will be charged an additional course charge of $144.00 (i.e. $48.00 per credit hour x 3 credit hour web course). Students should review Tuition & Fee Chart for those “Additional Charges That May Apply” and add those charges to the TOTAL tuition and fee charges.
  3. Add the cost of textbooks. Textbooks are required for most classes and may vary per section or instructor, and may be rented or bought used or new. So, students should use the college’s online Textbook Costs site for this cost.  [ Textbook Costs ]
  4. Add on-campus Housing with Meals. If the student anticipates living in on-campus housing, then, this cost should be added to the semester tuition and fees, and textbook charges. However, if the student will not be living in on-campus housing, then, this cost is zero and will not be added to the tuition and fees, and textbook charges. Basically, students may estimate $2,000.00 per semester for a semi-private room with meals and $2,00.00 per semester for a private room with meals.  [ CASC Housing   ]
  5. Add personal expenses. Students often overlook common expenses such as fuel required or transportation to and from classes, supplies for a course, meals if not in housing, … With 16 weeks required in the fall and spring terms, and 8 weeks in the summer, these personal expenses should be considered.
  6. Sum all the above to get your estimated cost.

Students who are enrolled with CASC may view their estimated semester charges in their myCarlAlbert Self-Service portal account. Their Business Account highlights their estimated aid (FAFSA, scholarships, grants, or loans) and subtracts tuition-fees charges to get their personal estimated cost of attendance. While this value should not be viewed as their final charges, it will provide an estimation.

The National Center for Education Statistics provides a comparison tool called the College Navigator. Here, students can research and compare other colleges tuition & fee charges and program offerings.  [ CASC || College Navigator ]