Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the educational expenses for the "typical" student. As required by Federal law, Cost of Attendance includes more than the cost of tuition, fees, and books. Peninsula uses one cost of attendance for students who do not live with their parents, and one for dependent students who live with their parents. The figures listed below are for Washington residents enrolled at least half-time (6 or more credits) for three quarters of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Total  $19,338  $12,861  $22,848
2015 - 2016 Not Living With Parents/Relatives Dependent,
Living With Parents/Relatives

Bachelor’s Degree,
Not Living With Parents

Tuition/fees (1)  $5,163  $5,163  $8,673
Books/supplies  $1,050  $1,050  $1,050
Room/board  $9,780  $3,270  $9,780
Transportation  $1,485  $1,518  $1,485
Miscellaneous/Personal  $1,860  $1,860  $1,860

The Cost of Attendance is used, along with the Estimated Family Contribution (2), to determine students' financial need. The formula is as follows: Cost of Attendance - Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need

  1. Tuition costs are higher for students who are not residents of Washington State.
  2. The Estimated Family Contribution is a number prepared by the Federal Processor after financial aid application data is analyzed.
  3. Tuition is estimated using Spring 2015 tuition, 15 credits, plus building, fitness and bus pass fees, rounded to the nearest dollar.