Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance


2016-17 Average Annual Cost of Attendance
(Academic Year Costs for Fall and Spring)


  In District In District Off- Campus Out of District Out of State
Tuition & Fees (28 credits) $ 4,614 $ 4,614 $  6658 $  7330
Books and Supplies $    700 $    700 $    700 $    700
Room and Board $4,500 $ 4,500 $ 4,500 $ 4,500
Transportation $ 1,800 $ 1,800 $ 1,800 $ 1,800
Personal and Misc. $    840 $    840 $     840 $    840
Total $ 12,454 $ 12,454 $14,454 $15,394


Tuition and Fees
The cost of tuition and fees for a typical student based on enrolling for 28 hours per year. In District tuition is calculated based on $155 per credit hour and out of District tuition is calculated based on $236 per credit hour. Out of state tuition is $260 per credit hour. Additional fees are charged for certain academic program courses. Average fees for all students is $5.00 per credit hour.


Books and Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year. Uses rental where available.


Room and Board
An estimate of what it cost to live in the Sandburg District while attending Sandburg. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances.


Average cost for transportation from residence to attend classes at Sandburg.


Personal and Miscellaneous
Average costs for expenses including clothing and other personal expenses.


Program Costs
Some programs, especially career or technical programs, may have additional costs such as course fees, lab fees, uniforms, tools, supplies, or equipment expenses. Total estimated program costs are available in Programs of Study. Contact your academic department for additional program costs. For more information on certain programs, you can view the Program Cost Sheets at and click on the appropriate program link.


Part Time Adjustments
If you are enrolled less than half-time, your cost of attendance for financial aid will exclude housing, personal, and miscellaneous expenses.