Cost of Attendance


Cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the typical student to attend North Central Missouri College for a period of enrollment. COA covers more than just college tuition and fees; it takes into account a student’s basic living expenses as well.

When comparing financial aid packages from other schools, it’s important to compare the total costs of attending each school, not just the total financial aid they have awarded. NCMC encourages students to be financially fit by using a budget to help them make smart choices when it comes to money. COA is a general budget that students can use to help them plan for expenses while in school.

It’s important to review and understand COA as schools are prohibited from providing students with a total financial aid award which exceeds their cost of attendance.

Understanding the terms of COA

  • Tuition and Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student based on enrollment in a certain number of credit hours per year. The actual costs a student incurs varies depending on the number of hours the student enrolls and the tuition rate for the course. (Refer to NCMC’s cost sheet.)

    View NCMC’s Tuition and Cost

  • Books and Supplies: The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year. Typically includes books, educational supplies, course materials, and computer-related expenses excluding the purchase of a personal computer.
  • Room and Board: A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. Typically includes rent, food, household supplies and utilities.
  • Transportation: Represents travel home for the specific number of trips NCMC estimates per semester.
  • Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses: Estimate of costs other personal expenses including clothing, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses. What you actually spend on these types of items may be higher or lower depending on your own personal lifestyle.
  • Direct Costs: Those out of pocket expenses paid directly to the college (tuition, fees, on campus room and board)
  • Indirect Costs: Those out of pocket expenses incurred while attending college which are not paid directly to the college (books and supplies, off campus room and board, transportation, personal/miscellaneous expenses)

Undergraduate

The figures below outline the estimated cost of attendance for a full-time, undergraduate student at North Central Missouri College (NCMC). A cost sheet detailing actual tuition & fees for NCMC can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
Estimated Cost of Attendance for Full-Time Undergraduate Students

2018-2019 – Undergraduate Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

On Campus Off Campus Off Campus With Parent
DIRECT COSTS:
Tuition & Fees 1 5,434 5,434 5434
Room & Board 2 6,055 0 0
Total Direct Costs $11,489 $5,434 $5,434
INDIRECT COSTS:
Books & Supplies 932 932 932
Room & Board 2 0 8,672 1,920
Transportation 1,576 2,411 2,411
Personal/Misc. Expenses 2,944 2,944 2,944
Total Indirect Costs $5,452 $14,956 $8,207
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE 3: $16,941 $20,393 $13,641
  1. Average amounts for a typical NCMC student. Students average 14 credit hours per semester. Actual tuition and fees vary by course and tuition rate. A cost sheet detailing actual tuition & fees for NCMC can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
  2. Room and Board is a direct cost for students living on campus and is not prorated based on enrollment status.
  3. A student’s total federal, state, private and institutional aid cannot exceed this cost. The total cost of attendance may be adjusted based on the length of the period of enrollment a student is scheduled to attend.

 

2018-2019 – Undergraduate Summer 2019

On Campus Off Campus Off Campus With Parent
DIRECT COSTS:
Tuition & Fees 1 2,717 2,717 2,717
Total Direct Costs $2,717 $2,717 $2,717
INDIRECT COSTS:
Books & Supplies 466 466 466
Room & Board 2 1,514 2,168 480
Transportation 394 603 603
Personal/Misc. Expenses 736 736 736
Total Indirect Costs $3,110 $3,973 $2,285
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE 3: $5,827 $6,690 $5,002
  1. Average amounts for a typical NCMC student. Students average 14 credit hours per semester. Actual tuition and fees vary by course and tuition rate. A cost sheet detailing actual tuition & fees for NCMC can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
  2. Room and Board is generally a direct cost for students living on campus. On campus residence is not available during the summer term and is therefore not charged directly to the student.
  3. A student’s total federal, state, private and institutional aid cannot exceed this cost. The total cost of attendance may be adjusted based on the length of the period of enrollment a student is scheduled to attend.

Nursing Undergraduate

The figures outlined above do not include additional cost for a full-time, undergraduate nursing student at NCMC. View the Nursing Application Process page for more information about nursing program direct costs. The NCMC Health Sciences Pre-Admission Packet provides detailed tuition and fees and other costs information for the nursing programs.