Admissions & Aid
The Cost of Attendance (COA) represents the estimated total cost of attending the college. Federal law requires that the college provide you an estimate for the expense categories outlined in the charts below.
To determine your financial need, you need the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number generated when you filed your FAFSA. Then you can subtract your EFC from your COA to figure out your financial need (COA – EFC = Financial Need).
Your COA can change based on the semester (summer, fall, winter, spring), enrollment status, loan fees, and other expenses, including, but not limited to, child care, study abroad, and disability-related expenses.
If you have costs that exceed the estimated amounts indicated below or an expense that is not listed below, you may be eligible for a Special Circumstance Cost of Attendance Expense Adjustment.
These estimates represent the approximate costs to attend Brooklyn College for a nine-month period (the fall and spring semesters combined), assuming you attend at least half-time (six credits). To determine the single-semester amount for fall or spring, simply divide the numbers below in two.
Basic Cost + Tuition and Fees = Cost of Attendance
*To determine the single semester amount for fall or spring, simply divide the Basic Cost in half.
The summer is considered a nonstandard three-month term. Because the summer term is shorter than the fall and spring terms, the summer has prorated expense amounts.
According to the federal COA guidelines, if you enroll in fewer than six credits you will have a lower cost of attendance due to exclusions of certain expense categories. This lower COA includes allowances for books, supplies, and transportation.
According to the federal COA guidelines, if you are enrolled part-time (fewer than six credits) you will have a lower cost of attendance. This lower COA includes allowances for books, supplies, and transportation. The amount for summer is $383 (books, supplies, and transportation) + child care ($1,020 if applicable) + Tuition and Fees.
You can view more detailed COA information by logging into CUNYfirst to review your financial aid package.
You may also review the CUNYfirst Student Financial Aid Guide.