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Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the average cost to attend for one academic year. This includes standards and estimated numbers for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Tuition and fee rates vary by a student’s residency and enrollment status. The tuition and fee component in a student’s COA is a standard amount based on full-time enrollment.

The COA budget component for housing and meals for students who live with parents or reside off-campus are estimated.  BridgeValley does not charge students for these amounts, but they are part of their Financial Aid COA budget to determine their financial aid eligibility. Housing and meal costs for a commuting student are variable and depend greatly on the student’s living arrangements.

Books and Supplies are variable costs and depend upon their particular program of study. Transportation and Miscellaneous expenses are variable costs and can consume a large part of a student’s educational costs if they do not budget carefully.

In all cases, the total amount a student is awarded cannot exceed the COA established for that student. In some instances, when certain Federal Financial Aid programs and certain WV Higher Education Programs are awarded, students are limited to receive grants and scholarships up to the student’s demonstrated financial need. The Financial Aid Office determines a student’s financial need by subtracting their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from their Cost of Attendance (COA). The information the student reports on their FAFSA is used in a formula established by the U.S. Congress, which determines their EFC.  To read more about how the amount of a student’s financial aid is determined click here.

The charts below provide estimated average full-time costs for students for the 2020-2021 academic year and are provided for planning purposes. For actual tuition and fee charges students may view the Account Summary by Term section of their MyBridge account after they have registered for classes.

Fall and Spring, Full-Time (12 Credit hours)

  WV Resident with Parents, no Dependents   Associate/Certificate Objective
  Average Tuition and Fees*   $  4,692
  Books and Supplies   $  1,448
  Living Expenses (Housing/Food)   $  4,265
  Transportation   $  2,324
  Personal   $  1,059
  Total   $ 13,788

Fall and Spring, Full-Time (12 Credit hours)

  WV Resident Off Campus, no Dependents   Associate/Certificate Objective
  Average Tuition and Fees*   $  4,692
  Books and Supplies   $  1,448
  Living Expenses (Housing/Food)   $  7,108
  Transportation   $  2,324
  Personal   $  1,245
  Total  $ 16,817

Fall and Spring, Full-Time (12 Credit hours)

  Non-Resident Off Campus, no Dependents   Associate/Certificate Objective
  Average Tuition and Fees*   $  10,690
  Books and Supplies   $  1,448
  Living Expenses (Housing/Food)   $  7,108
  Transportation    $  2,324
  Personal   $  1,245
  Total   $ 22,815