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Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance is a college's total estimated expenses for one academic year that includes all possible costs students may have including books and supplies, fees, personal, housing and food, transportation, and tuition. For your specific costs you can review your official bill account with Butler Community College via MyButlerCCMy Account green tile - Activity Details. You are not charged the full Cost of Attendance below. The amounts are only estimates during the fall and spring semesters. You may spend more or less than these average estimates listed below. 

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance

Independent/Dependent on Campus or With Parent
(Based on student enrolling in 15 credit hours per 16-week semester.)

Estimated
Expenses
Butler County
Resident
In-State
Resident
Out-State
Resident
Books/Supplies 1,000 1,000 1,000
Fees 503 503 503
Loan Fee see glossary see glossary see glossary

Parent PLUS Loan Fee

see glossary see glossary see glossary
Personal 1,200 1,200 1,200
Housing/Food 4,336 4,336 4,336
Technology Access Fee 278 278 278
Transportation 1,456 1,456 1,456
Tuition 1,095 1,545 2,445
Semester Total 9,868 10,318 11,218
Yearly Total 19,736 20,636 22,436

 

Independent/Dependent off Campus
(Based on student enrolling in 15 credit hours per 16-week semester.)

Estimated
Expenses
Butler County
Resident
In-State
Resident
Out-State
Resident
Books/Supplies 1,000 1,000 1,000
Fees 503 503 503
Loan Fee see glossary see glossary see glossary
Parent PLUS Loan Fee see glossary see glossary see glossary
Personal 1,200 1,200 1,200
Housing/Food 7,360 7,360 7,360
Technology Access Fee 278 278 278
Transportation 1,456 1,456 1,456
Tuition 1,095 1,545 2,445
Semester Total 12,892 13,342 14,242
Yearly Total 25,784 26,684 28,484

 

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance

Independent/Dependent on Campus or With Parent
(Based on student enrolling in 15 credit hours per 16-week semester.)

Estimated
Expenses
Butler County
Resident
In-State
Resident
Out-State
Resident
Books/Supplies 1,000 1,000 1,000
Fees 503 503 503
Loan Fee see glossary see glossary see glossary

Parent PLUS Loan Fee

see glossary see glossary see glossary
Personal 1,200 1,200 1,200
Housing/Food 4,336 4,336 4,336
Technology Access Fee 278 278 278
Transportation 1,456 1,456 1,456
Tuition 1,095 1,545 2,445
Semester Total 9,868 10,318 11,218
Yearly Total 19,736 20,636 22,436

 

Independent/Dependent off Campus
(Based on student enrolling in 15 credit hours per 16-week semester.)

Estimated
Expenses
Butler County
Resident
In-State
Resident
Out-State
Resident
Books/Supplies 1,000 1,000 1,000
Fees 503 503 503
Loan Fee see glossary see glossary see glossary
Parent PLUS Loan Fee see glossary see glossary see glossary
Personal 1,200 1,200 1,200
Housing/Food 7,360 7,360 7,360
Technology Access Fee 278 278 278
Transportation 1,456 1,456 1,456
Tuition 1,095 1,545 2,445
Semester Total 12,892 13,342 14,242
Yearly Total 25,784 26,684 28,484

 

Cost of Attendance Glossary

 

  • Books and Supplies –  The estimated average amount for required course materials and books. 
  • Dependent Care Expenses – Butler does not automatically include costs for dependent care expenses in the COA. A student can request an allowance for dependent care to be included in their COA. The student will need to provide to the Financial Aid office the average costs they are incurring per week for dependent care while for such things as class-time, student-time, field work, internships, and commuting time. The documentation will need to include the number and age of dependents.
  • Disability Related Expenses – Butler does not automatically include costs for disability related expenses in the COA. A student can request an allowance for disability related expenses to be included in the COA. The student will need to provide to the Financial Aid office the average costs they are incurring per week for items such as special services, personal assistance, transportation, equipment and supplies that are not provided for by any other agency. 
  • Certification - Allowance for costs associated with a program certification fee incurred during your program of study at Butler.
  • Computer -  the cost of a computer purchase to be used for school above what is already allowed.
  • Credential - Allowance for costs associated with a program credential fee incurred during your program of study at Butler.
  • Fees – The estimated average amount for general fees not counting the Technology Access Fee. Your actual amount will appear as charges on your Butler student account.
  • Housing and Food –  The estimated average amount for rent, utilities, and meals. Your actual amount may vary based on your personal choices and whether you live at home with a family member, or you live on campus in a residence hall, or you live off campus. 
  • Loan Fees –  The average amount of $33.00 per semester for a dependent student or $55.00 per semester for an independent student.
  • Military Housing Allowance – For students whom we are aware are receiving military housing allowances BAH, they will have their food and housing portion reduced to $2032 per semester 
  • Parent PLUS Loan Fees - the actual fee amount will be used and added to the students COA when a Parent PLUS loan is originated.
  • Personal –  This is an estimated average of costs for personal items such as clothing, haircuts, entertainment, etc. for the year. Money actually spent on these types of items will vary from student to student. These items will not appear on your Butler Community College bill.
  • Professional Licensure - Allowance for costs associated with a professional licensure fee incurred during your program of study at Butler.
  • Technology Access Fee –  amount is based on enrollment. For full time the amount is $278 per semester. 
  • Transportation –  The estimate average amount of traveling to and from campus or the cost of operating and maintaining a vehicle.
  • Tuition –  The amount of money that must be paid for classes; amounts may be based on residency status, course level, instructional method, or hours of enrollment. Your actual amount will appear as charges on your Butler student account.