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.

In-State (based on 9-month enrollment)

 Living w/ ParentsNot Living w/ Parents
Tuition$2,432$2,432
Fees240240
Books1,3641,364
Room & Board08,140
Transportation1,6901,690
Miscellaneous5,5305,530
Total$11,256$19,396

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

 Living w/ ParentsNot Living w/ Parents
Tuition$8,576$8,576
Fees240240
Books1,3641,364
Room & Board08,439
Transportation1,7521,752
Miscellaneous5,7325,732
Total$17,664$26,103

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".