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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, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment: The average cost of books, course materials, supplies, and equipment for a typical student for an entire academic year. Typically includes books, educational supplies, course materials, and computer-related expenses.
  • Living Expenses (Food & Housing): 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 estimated transportation to and from campus based on whether a student is living on or off campus.
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: Estimate of costs of 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 living expenses)
  • Indirect Costs: Those out of pocket expenses incurred while attending college which are not paid directly to the college (Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment, off campus living expenses, transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses)

UNDERGRADUATE

The figures below outline the estimated cost of attendance for a full-time, undergraduate student at North Central Missouri College, NCMC (cost are prorated for each enrollment status, ¾ time, ½ time and less-than ½ time). 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 viewed on the NCMC website.

  • Living Expenses (Food & Housing) is a direct cost for students living on campus and is not prorated based on enrollment status.
  • 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.

2023-2024 – UNDERGRADUATE FALL 2023 AND SPRING 2024

Direct Cost

On Campus

Tuition & Fees 
$6,978

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$7,040

Total Direct Costs
$14,018

Off Campus

Tuition & Fees
$6,978

Living Expenses (Food & Housing) 
$0

Total Direct Costs
$6,978

Off Campus with Parents

Tuition & Fees 
$6,978

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$0

Total Direct Costs
$6,978

Indirect Cost

On Campus

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$794

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$0

Transportation
$2,368

Misc. Personal Expenses
$2,880

Total Indirect Costs
$6,042

Off Campus

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$794

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$10,368

Transportation
$4,160

Misc. Personal Expenses
$2,880

Total Indirect Costs
$18,202

Off Campus with Parents

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$794

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$3,808

Transportation
$4,160

Misc. Personal Expenses
$2,880

Total Indirect Costs
$11,642

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

On Campus

$20,060

Off Campus

$25,180

Off Campus with Parents

$18,620

2023-2024 – UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER 2024
(full-time for the full 8-week summer session)

Direct Cost

On Campus

Tuition & Fees 
$3,474

Total Direct Costs
$3,474

Off Campus

Tuition & Fees 
$3,474

Total Direct Costs
$3,474

Off Campus with Parents

Tuition & Fees 
$3,474

Total Direct Costs
$3,474

Indirect Cost

On Campus

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$397

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$1,760

Transportation
$1,040

Misc. Personal Expenses
$720

Total Indirect Costs
$3,917

Off Campus

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$397

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$2,592

Transportation
$1,040

Misc. Personal Expenses
$720

Total Indirect Costs
$4,749

Off Campus with Parents

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$397

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$952

Transportation
$1.040

Misc. Personal Expenses
$720

Total Indirect Costs
$3,109

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

On Campus

$7,391

Off Campus

$8,223

Off Campus with Parents

$6,583

NURSING UNDERGRADUATE

Average amounts for a typical NCMC Nursing student. Students average 14 credit hours per semester (cost are prorated for each enrollment status, ¾ time, ½ time and less-than ½ time). Actual tuition and fees vary by course and tuition rate. Actual tuition & fees can be found on the NCMC cost sheet as well as by viewing 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.

2023-2024 – Nursing Undergraduate (accepted into program) Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Direct Cost

On Campus

Tuition & Fees 
$11,822

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$7,040

Total Direct Costs
$18,862

Off Campus

Tuition & Fees 
$11,822

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$0

Total Direct Costs
$11,822

Off Campus with Parents

Tuition & Fees
$11,822

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$0

Total Direct Costs
$11,822

Indirect Cost

On Campus

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$974

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$0

Transportation
$2,368

Misc. Personal Expenses
$2,880

Total Indirect Costs
$6,222

Off Campus

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$974

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$10,368

Transportation
$4,160

Misc. Personal Expenses
$2,880

Total Indirect Costs
$18,382

Off Campus with Parents

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$974

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$3,808

Transportation
$4,160

Misc. Personal Expenses
$2,880

Total Indirect Costs
$11,822

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

On Campus

$25,084

Off Campus

$30,204

Off Campus with Parents

$23,644

2023-2024 – Undergraduate (accepted into program) Summer 2024
(full-time for the full 8-week summer session)

Direct Cost

On Campus

Tuition & Fees 
$5,696

Total Direct Costs
$5,696

Off Campus

Tuition & Fees 
$5,696

Total Direct Costs
$5,696

Off Campus with Parents

Tuition & Fees 
$5,696

Total Direct Costs
$5,696

Indirect Cost

On Campus

Books, Course Materials Supplies, and Equipment
$487

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$1,760

Transportation
$1,040

Misc. Personal Expenses
$720

Total Indirect Costs
$4,007

Off Campus

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$487

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$2,592

Transportation
$1,040

Misc. Personal Expenses
$720

Total Indirect Costs
$4,839

Off Campus with Parents

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
$487

Living Expenses (Food & Housing)
$952

Transportation
$1,040

Misc. Personal Expenses
$720

Total Indirect Costs
$3,199

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

On Campus

$9,703

Off Campus

$10,535

Off Campus with Parents

$8,895