office of Student Financial Assistance
Cost of Attendance
The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the average student to attend Texas A&M University-Central Texas (TAMUCT). Components of a student's COA include tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. When comparing financial aid packages from other schools, make sure you are comparing the total cost of attending that school and not just the total financial aid awarded. It is also important for student's to understand their COA and make wise budget decisions regarding use of financial assistance. Students are not allowed to receive aid that exceeds their cost of attendance.
Tuition & Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student based on their enrollment (i.e. full-time, ½ time, ½ time, less than ½ time).
Room & Board: A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in the Killeen/Temple/Belton area while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. Typically includes rent, food, snacks, household supplies, etc.
Books & Supplies: The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student. Typically includes books, educational supplies, course materials, and computer related expenses; excluding the purchase of a personal computer.
Transportation: Represents travel to and from the students residence and transportation costs to and from class and work (e.g. bus fare, gasoline, parking).
Personal Expenses: Estimate of costs for clothing, haircuts, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses. What a student actually spends on these types of items may be higher or lower depending on their lifestyle.
Note: Adjustments to Cost of Attendance will be considered for one-time purchase of a computer, child care, and study abroad. Student feeling they have unique circumstances resulting in a higher than average cost of attendance should speak with a Financial Aid Advisor.