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Cost of Attendance

How Much Does College Cost?

The cost of attendance (sometimes called COA) refers to the average amount a full-time student can expect to spend while enrolled at American River College over a nine-month period. Students may not foresee all of the expenses involved in attending college, and exact cost depends on factors such as housing status and residency.

Though students must determine a budget that meets their needs, the following is the annual estimated COA.

2022-23 Award Year Cost of Attendance

Expense Living with Parents Living Off-Campus
Enrollment Fees ($46 per unit, full-time) $1,288 $1,288
Books and Supplies $1,152 $1,152
Room and Board $9,360 $17,784
Miscellaneous/Personal $3,348 $3,924
Transportation $1,026 $1,026
Average Loan Fees $82 $82
Total $16,256 per year $25,256 per year

2021-22 Award Year Cost of Attendance

Expense Living with Parents Living Off-Campus
Enrollment Fees ($46 per unit, full-time) $1,288 $1,288
Books and Supplies $1,124 $1,124
Room and Board $9,082 $17,254
Miscellaneous/Personal $3,276 $3,844
Transportation $998 $998
Average Loan Fees $78 $78
Total $15,846 per year $24,586 per year