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College of the Redwoods
Cost of Attendance (budget/expenses) 2014-2015

The expenses listed below are estimated costs for attending College of the Redwoods and are intended to give students a general idea about the costs. They are approximate only and may differ from student to student.

You need to be aware of these costs and be prepared to pay a portion yourself, as financial aid rarely covers the full cost, especially if you are out-of-state. You also need to have money up-front to pay for books, even if you expect to receive financial aid. All financial aid will go toward money owed to CR (tuition/fees and residence hall costs) first No funds are disbursed directly to you unless all money owed to the college is paid in full.


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Total for Calif Residents




ADD Non-resident tuition*




Total for Non-Residents**




Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is used to determine your financial aid awards. The EFC is calculated based on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information. Most financial aid awards are based on financial need, which is the difference between the expenses/budget and your EFC. The resulting number is called financial need and is the maximum funding that can be received for the current academic year. This does NOT mean you will receive this maximum in financial aid.

Fees are based on full-time enrollment of 12 units per semester at $46 per unit, plus the $19 health fee per term plus $10 student fee plus $10 technology fee (24 units per year x $46 per unit + fees = $1182).
*Non-resident tuition is based on 12 units per semester at $236 per unit (24 units per year x $236 per unit = $5664 + $1182 fees = $6846). If you enroll in more than 12 units per semester, your costs will be higher.

**Students determined eligible for the Oregon Exchange (OR) program pay $66 per unit in addition to California enrollment fees, ($1,584 per year for 12 units per semester) rather than the non-resident fees. If you enroll in more than 12 units per semester, your costs will be higher.

Note: The costs listed above for fees, non-resident/OR exchange tuition, and residence halls are subject to change without notice. The non-resident and Oregon exchange fees include a $2 per unit capital outlay fee.