Costs of Attendance

​​​​If you’re trying to budget for the upcoming school year, check out the estimated costs of attendance (COA) in the table below.

These figures provide an estimate of what it costs to attend Dallas College for a traditional nine-month academic year.

Your actual costs of attendance will vary according to the number of credit hours you register for, your residency status, the housing you choose and your lifestyle, but this page may help you plan ahead and figure how much money you’ll need.

Need help paying for college?

Remember, we have financial aid available to help you! To begin your application for financial aid, please visit fafsa.ed.gov to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Note that the standard amounts allowed for each COA component provided on this page are used to determine financial aid eligibility. (See below for more information.)

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2020-2021 Estimated COA Figures for Dallas College
(Costs are annual based on half-time enrollment.)

  In District - At Home With Parents In District - Off Campus Out of District - At Home With Parents Out of District - Off Campus Out of State or International - At Home With Parents Out of State or International - Off Campus
Tuition and Fees $948
$948
$1,620
$1,620
$2,400
$2,400
Supplies $220
$220
$220$220$220$220
Room and Board $4,086
$10,836
$4,086
$10,836
$4,086
$10,836
Transportation $1,332
$1,332
$1,332
$1,332
$1,332
$1,332
Personal Misc. Expenses$2,079
$2,079
$2,079
$2,079
$2,079
$2,079
Total $8,665 $15,415 $9,337  $16,087 $10,117 $16,867​

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2019-2020 Estimated COA Figures for Dallas College
(Costs are annual based on half-time enrollment.)


In College - at Home with ParentsIn College - Off CampusOut of College - at Home with ParentsOut of College - Off CampusNon-Texas Resident - Off Campus
Tuition and Fees $708
$708
$1,332
$1,332
$2,088
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,000
Room and Board $3,978
$10,476
$3,978
$10,476
$10,476
Transportation$1,332
$1,332
$1,332
$1,332
$1,332
Personal Misc. Expenses$2,016
$2,016
$2,016
$2,016
$2,016
Total $8,494 $14,992 $9,118 $15,616 $16,372

Definitions:

Tuition and Fees — For purposes of financial aid, tuition is based on half-time enrollment. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student’s degree or certificate program.

Books and Supplies

  • Books are included in tuition costs beginning with 2020-2021 figures.
  • Supply costs are estimated based on average expenses.

Room and Board — A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in the Dallas metro area while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances.

Transportation — The transportation allowance is based on an average of public transportation.

Personal and Misc. — A reasonable estimate of personal living expenses during the enrollment period. Actual expenses will vary.

How Estimated Costs of Attendance Affect Financial Aid

The costs of attendance (COA) figures in the chart above provide an estimate of what it costs to attend Dallas College for a traditional nine-month academic year. Your actual expenses may vary, but the standard amounts allowed for each COA component provided on this page are used to determine financial aid eligibility. Each financial aid applicant is assigned a COA according to how the student fits into the classifications in the chart.

The Financial Aid Office must make sure that the combined total of federal, state or local financial aid awarded does not exceed a student’s COA. The COA for Dallas College is revised and recorded annually with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator was designed to give an estimate of financial aid through a series of about 10 to 15 questions similar to those listed on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It does not replace the need for students to complete the FAFSA.