Cost of Attendance

The formula for need is Cost of Attendance minus Expected Family Contribution (as determined by completing the FAFSA). There are other costs related to being a student beyond tuition and fees. Federal guidance allows us to include room, board, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. The actual cost to you, the student is much lower as you will be responsible for paying direct costs; tuition, fees and books. Student's aid packages can never exceed need.

Chesapeake College takes pride in offering a wide array of grant and scholarship aid. The Net Price Calculator will estimate how much grant aid you may receive based on certain information you are asked to provide. This calculation is only an estimate.

Chesapeake College will consider students for all federal aid programs eligible based on the availability of funds, application completion date and interest in a particular program. Chesapeake College does not participate in the Direct Loan program, and since we are a low cost community college, we do not receive a large federal aid budget and must select the neediest students for aid consideration. We encourage all students to apply for all sources of aid in order to maximize their chances of receiving some type of financial assistance.

Below is our Cost of Attendance for the 2014/2015 school year.

Cost of Attendance - 2014/2015

At Home Dependent/Independent (D01/I01)

  Full-Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time Less Than 1/2 Time
Tuition And Fees $3,742 $1,871 $2,606 $1,303 $1,754 $877 $986 $493
Books And Supplies $1,100 $550 $900 $450 $600 $300 $250 $125
Transportation $4,500 $2,250 $4,500 $2,250 $4,500 $2,250 $4,500 $2,250
Personal $600 $300 $600 $300 $600 $300   $0
Room And Board $900 $450 $900 $450 $900 $450   $0
TOTAL $10.842 $5,421 $9.506 $4.753 $8,354 $4,177 $5.736 $2.868

Not At Home Dependent/Independent (D02/I02)

  Full-Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time Less Than 1/2 Time
Tuition And Fees $3,742 $1,871 $2,606 $1,303 $1,754 $877 $986 $493
Books And Supplies $1,100 $550 $900 $450 $600 $300 $250 $125
Transportation $4,500 $2,250 $4,500 $2,250 $4,500 $2,250 $4,500 $2,250
Personal $600 $300 $600 $300 $600 $300   $0
Room And Board $4,500 $2,250 $4,500 $2,250 $4,500 $2,250   $0
TOTAL $14,442 $7,221 $13,106 $6,553 $11,954 $5.977 $5.736 $2.868

*Average FT course load based based on 13 hours @ $110 per credit

** Transportation average based on 50 miles x 4 days x 30 weeks x .50 cents = $3000 Plus $1500 maintenance and repairs.

***Personal expenses based on $20 x 30 weeks

***Room and Board based on average cost of $100 x 9 months / $500 x 9 months