The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Cost of Attendance

What is the Cost of Attendance?

The cost of attendance (COA) budget figure is different than the school's catalog costs - or actual billing charges - that the student pays to attend the college each year. The COA figure is an annual budget number regulated by the federal government that serves as a ceiling in each student's financial aid account. This means that the COA limits the total amount of loans, grants, and scholarships (aid) that the school can award each year. The individual budget line items used to establish the COA, which is always higher than the school's actual catalog costs, includes estimated costs that might be incurred each year beyond what the school charges, such as travel/transportation expenses, loan fees, and personal items.

 

 


2017-18 Estimated Cost of Attendance  

 

SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENT FULL TIME

 

BUDGET ITEM

CADET FRESHMAN

CADET UPPERCLASS

EVENING UNDERGRADUATE  & DAY STUDENT

GRADUATE STUDENT

Tuition & Fees

$13,723

$13,563

$11,460

$14,268

Room & Board

$ 7,225

$ 7,225

$18,145

$18,145

Books & Supplies

$ 7,795

$ 2,885

$   821

$   834

Travel

$ 1,883

$ 1,883

$ 2,461

$ 2,461

Personal

$ 1,847

$ 1,847

$ 4,442

$ 4,442

Loan Fees

$    62

$    62

$    62

$   160

 

Total COA

$32,535

$27,465

$37,391

$40,311

  

 

SOUTH CAROLINA NON-RESIDENT FULL TIME

 

BUDGET ITEM

CADET FRESHMAN

CADET UPPERCLASS

EVENING UNDERGRADUATE &   DAY STUDENT

GRADUATE STUDENT

Tuition & Fees

$35,486

$35,326

$21,156

$23,892

Room & Board

$ 7,225

$ 7,225

$18,145

$18,145

Books & Supplies

$ 7,795

$ 2,885

$   821

$   834

Travel

$ 2,464

$ 2,464

$ 2,461

$ 2,461

Personal

$ 1,847

$ 1,847

$ 4,442

$ 4,442

Loan Fees

$    62

$    62

$    62

$   160

 

Total COA

$54,879

$49,809

$47,087

$49,934

 

 RESIDENT & NON-RESIDENT FULL TIME ONLINE  

BUDGET ITEM

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

GRADUATE STUDENT 

Tuition & Fees

$12,330

$17,010

Room & Board

$18,145

$18,145

Books & Supplies

$   809

$   809

Computer/Internet

$   682

$   682

Personal

$ 4,373

$ 4,373

Loan Fees

$    62

$    62

Total COA

$36,401

$41,081

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See the Treasurer's Office Tuition & Fees Webpage for More Information about Actual Charges and Per Credit Hour Fees

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