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Paying for College

Purchasing Books and Supplies

  • Your book costs are not included on your student account/billing statement and must be purchased separately.
  • Plan to purchase your books with your own resources just in case your financial aid is not available on the second day of the term.
  • Books will cost around $750 per term.
  • To reserve your books, go to the MBS Direct Website.
  • Book vouchers are available for those who qualify.*
    *To qualify for a book voucher, you must:
    1. Complete the FAFSA
    2. Be awarded financial aid on your MyCSC account
    3. Complete ALL To Do List Items on your MyCSC account
    4. Have enough financial aid to cover your semester bill to CSC and your books.
  • Students will need a class schedule in order to place Students will be notified if they are eligible for a voucher by MBS. If you don't receive a Voucher ID email from MBS you are not eligible for this payment option.

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    Financial Aid

    Estimated Cost of Attendance

    Financial aid is available to cover certain educational costs based on period of enrollment known as estimated Cost of Attendance (COA). The COA is based on costs for two semesters and includes allowances for tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses. Tuition, fees and book costs are based on enrollment status (full time, 3/4, 1/2 and less than halftime). Room, meals, transportation and personal expense costs are based on weeks of enrollment. The following figures represent the estimated costs based on enrollment status, residency status and living arrangements for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    UNDERGRADUATE

    Full Time: (12+ credit hours)

      On/Off Campus With Parents
      Resident Non-Resident Online Only  Resident Non-Resident
    Tuition/ Fees  $6220 $6250 $7216 $6220 $6250
    Books $1544 $1544 $1544 $1544 $1544
    Room/Meals $190/ week $190/ week $190/ week $127/ week $127/ week
    Transportation $56/ week $56/ week $56/ week $17/ week $17/ week
    Personal Expenses $71/ week $71/ week $71/ week $34/ week $34/ week
    3/4 Time: (9-11 credit hours)
      On/Off Campus With Parents
      Resident Non-Resident Online Only Resident

    Non-Resident

    Tuition/ Fees  $3732 $3750 $4330

    $3732

    $3768
    Books $1160 $1160 $1160 $1160 $1160
    Room/Meals $190/ week $190/ week $190/ week $127/ week $127/ week
    Transportation $42/ week $42/ week $42/ week $13/ week $13/ week
    Personal Expenses $49/ week $49/ week $49/ week $25/ week $25/ week
    1/2 Time: (6-8 credit hours)
      On/Off Campus With Parents
      Resident Non-Resident Online Only  Resident Non-Resident
    Tuition/ Fees  $2488 $2500 $2886 $2488 $2500
    Books $774 $774 $774 $774 $774
    Room/Meals $190/ week $190/ week $190/ week $127/ week $127/ week
    Transportation $27/ week $27/ week $27/ week $9/ week $9/ week
    Personal Expenses $37/ week $37/ week $37/ week $17/ week $17/ week
    Less Than 1/2 Time: (1-5 credit hours)
      On/Off Campus With Parents
      Resident Non-Resident  Online Only

     Resident

    Non-Resident
    Tuition/ Fees  $1244 $1250 $1444

    $1244

    $1250
    Books $386 $386 $386 $386 $386
    Room/Meals $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
    Transportation $14/ week $14/ week $14/ week $4/ week $4/ week
    Personal Expenses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

    GRADUATE

    Full Time: (9+ credit hours)

      Resident Graduate Graduate Online Only
    Tuition/ Fees  $4452 $5416
    Books $1544 $1544
    Room/Meals $190/ week $190/ week
    Transportation $56/ week $56/ week
    Personal Expenses $71/ week $71/ week
    1/2 Time: (6-8 credit hours)
      Resident Graduate Graduate Online Only
    Tuition/ Fees  $2968 $3610
    Books $774 $774
    Room/Meals $190/ week $190/ week
    Transportation $27/ week $27/ week
    Personal Expenses $37/ week $37/ week

    These costs listed were estimated at the time of publication.
    Non-Resident Scholars recipients receive Resident COA. Online students receive Resident COA.

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    Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

    Your EFC is indicated on both our Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) and your official Acknowledgment form. The EFC is calculated from the information provided on your FAFSA and usually reflects the amount you and your family can be expected to contribute. The Financial Aid Office uses this number to determine your financial aid need. The EFC also determines your Pell Grant eligibility. Your EFC and your eligibility for Pell Grant is the same wherever you decide to attend.

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    Financial Aid Need

    Financial aid need is figured by the following formula:

    COA - EFC = Financial Need or Eligibility for Need-Based Aid

    Eligible students are awarded most aid on a first-come, first-serve basis without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. The types of aid awarded to each student will depend on the student's need, as well as the availability of funds, EFC, and the student’s aid type preferences. Students should keep in mind, however, that no aid will be awarded until all required documents are received and processed through the Financial Aid Office. You may view your Required Documents link on your MyCSC account under the Financial Aid section.

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    Receiving Outside Scholarship/Resources

    If you receive scholarships, grants, tuition waiver assistance, veteran's benefits, or any other assistance through an agency or organization other than CSC, you must report that assistance to the CSC START (Financial Aid) Office so it can be included in your total financial aid package. As a financial aid recipient, you are legally required to keep the CSC START (Financial Aid Office) informed of all resources received from outside agencies or organizations. If you receive additional awards from other agencies or organizations any time during the award year, we may have to adjust your Federal Student Financial Aid award or you may be required to return a portion of your Federal Student Financial Aid. If you have/are going to be receiving outside aid, please complete the CSC Outside Scholarship Notification Form.

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    College is Affordable

    CSC offers grants, work-study and student and parent loans to help with college costs. The cost to attend college throughout the nation has been on the rise especially in the last few years. CSC has not been exempt to these increases but still has remained among the most affordable four-year college in the United States. It is our goal to continue to provide the quality education for a manageable price. Currently, our students graduate with a bachelor's degree with an average student loan debt of $12,000 making repayment very manageable.

    Since obtaining a bachelor's degree improves your earning potential by almost twice as much as those who do not have bachelor's degrees, we hope we can help you obtain your bachelor's degree with the funds we have available and the costs we are offering.

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