The Cost of Attendance (COA) 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 College 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 (3) quarters in the 2022-2023 academic year.
|2022 - 2023||Not Living With Parents/Relatives||Dependent,
Living With Parents/Relatives
|Books, course materials, supplies & equipment||$702||$702||$702|
|Living expenses (food & housing)||$16,512||$7,944||$16,512|
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
- Tuition costs are higher for students who are not residents of Washington State. For current year tuition rates, please visit: https://pencol.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees
- The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is a number prepared by the Federal Processor after financial aid application data (from the FAFSA or WASFA) is analyzed.
- Tuition is estimated using Spring 2022 tuition, 15 credits, plus technology, student life, graduation, and bus pass fees, rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts are used for financial aid budgeting purposes. For current year tuition rates, please visit: https://pencol.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees
The estimates used for books/supplies, living expenses, transportation, and miscellaneous/personal are calculated by the WA Financial Aid Association (WFAA) through a 2021 survey of 4,200+ students living in WA State, in conjunction with the Consumer Price Index.