Cost of Attendance/Budget

The cost of attendance is the cornerstone of establishing a student’s financial need as it sets a limit on the total aid that a student may receive for Title IV funding purposes. The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment.

The Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

In-State (based on 9-month enrollment)

 Living w/ ParentsNot Living w/ Parents
Tuition$2,432$2,432
Fees219219
Books1,3641,364
Room & Board06,377
Transportation2,1262,126
Miscellaneous3,3073,307
Total$9,448$15,825

Out-of-State (based on 9-month enrollment)

 Living w/ ParentsNot Living w/ Parents
Tuition$8,576$8,576
Fees219219
Books1,3641,364
Room & Board06,696
Transportation2,2322,232
Miscellaneous3,4723,472
Total$15,863$22,559

Stanly Community College uses College Board data to obtain average expenses for room and board, transportation and miscellaneous. The tuition is based on enrollment of 16 or more credit hours. Books and supplies are determined using the College Board 's "Pay for College national average".