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$2,554$2,554
Fees240240
Books1,3641,364
Room & Board07,792
Transportation1,4431,443
Miscellaneous5,1955,195
Total$10,796$18,588

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

 Living w/ ParentsNot Living w/ Parents
Tuition$9,005$9,005
Fees240240
Books1,3641,364
Room & Board08,058
Transportation1,4921,492
Miscellaneous5,3735,373
Total$17,474$25,532

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".