The U.S. Department of Education allows financial aid offices to establish standard student budgets each year as a basis for awarding financial aid. A standard student budget is known as the Cost of Attendance (COA) which includes costs for 9 months. If you attend Paine College for only one semester, or if you attend summer session in addition to the regular semesters, we prorate your costs.

The basic components of a student’s COA include tuition, fees, books and supplies, room, board, miscellaneous and transportation expenses. Please note that tuition, fees, room and board (for on-campus students only) are the only costs which are billed directly to students. Books and supplies, miscellaneous and transportation costs will vary for each student and are estimates only and do not appear on billing statements.

Your total financial aid, including loans and outside scholarships, cannot exceed your COA.


The U.S. Department of Education allows financial aid offices to establish standard student budgets each year as a basis for awarding financial aid. A standard student budget is known as the Cost of Attendance (COA) which includes costs for 9 months. If you attend Paine College for only one semester, or if you attend summer session in addition to the regular semesters, we prorate your costs.

The basic components of a student’s COA include tuition, fees, books and supplies, room, board, miscellaneous and transportation expenses. Please note that tuition, fees, room and board (for on-campus students only) are the only costs which are billed directly to students. Books and supplies, miscellaneous and transportation costs will vary for each student and are estimates only and do not appear on billing statements.

Your total financial aid, including loans and outside scholarships, cannot exceed your COA.


Standard Budgets used at Paine College


Cost of Attendance On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents Fort Gordon Campus
Tuition 11,550.00 11,550.00 11,550.00 2,340.00
Fees 952.00 952.00 952.00 0.00
Books and Supplies 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00
Room 2,736.00 2,736.00 0.00 2,342.00
Board 3,358.00 3,358.00 1,000.00 2,874.00
Miscellaneous 1,940.00 1,940.00 1,070.00 1,940.00
Transportation 1,084.00 1,084.00 1,084.00 1,084.00
Total 22,620.00 22,620.00 16,656.00 11,376.00

Your COA budget may be increased for the following expenses: Child/Dependent care, loan fees, expenses related to a disability and expenses incurred for the purchase of a computer.


Typical Bill for a Full-Time Student


The figures below represent the typical semester bill for a student enrolled full-time. Any financial aid the student has been awarded, with the exception of federal work study, will be applied directly to the student's bill. Additional charges may be assessed.

Billing Statement On-Campus Off-Campus With Parents Fort Gordon Campus
Tuition 11,550.00 11,550.00 11,550.00 2,340.00
Fees 952.00 952.00 952.00 0.00
Books and Supplies 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Room 2,736.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Board 3,358.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18,596.00 12,502.00 12,502.00 2,340.00


On-Campus Full-Time Student


NEW/TRANSFER STUDENT RETURNING STUDENT
COST ITEM FALL SPRING TOTAL  FALL  SPRING  TOTAL
Tuition  5,775  5,775 11,550 5,775 5,775 11,550
Comprehensive Fees 476 476 952 476  476 952
Deferred Payment Fee 84 84 168 84 84  168
Board-Meal Plan 1,679 1,679 3,358 1,679 1,679 3,358
Room-Double Occupancy 1,368 1,367 2,735 1,368 1,367 2,735
Sub-total 9,382 9,381 18,763 9,382 9,381 18,763
Laundry Service Fee (Resident)  50 50 100 50 50 100
New Student Orientation Fee 117  -  117 - - -
Sub-total  9,549 9,431 18,980 9,432 9,431 18,863
Berry-Gomillion & Paine Villa  1,472 1,472 2,944 1,472 1,472 2,944
Total  9,653  9,536  19,189  9,536  9,536  19,072

If the cost of attendance charges are paid in cash at the beginning of the semester, the deferred payment fee is removed from your account.


Off-Campus Full-Time Student


NEW/TRANSFER STUDENT RETURNING STUDENT
COST ITEM FALL SPRING TOTAL  FALL  SPRING  TOTAL
Tuition 5,775 5,775 11,550 5,775 5,775 11,550
Comprehensive Fees 476 476 952 476 476 952
Deferred Payment Fee 84 84 168 84 84 168
New Student Orientation Fee 117 - 117 - - -
Total 6,452 6,335 12,787 6,335 6,335 12,670

If the cost of attendance charges are paid in cash at the beginning of the semester, the deferred payment fee is removed from your account.


Miscellaneous Fees


Graduation 227
Late Registration 38
Student Teaching 227
Applied Music 29
 Drop and Add (per course) 7
Lost ID Card 24
Lost Key 75
Refrigerator Fee (per semester)
   -  Sharing with a roommate 19
   -  Not sharing with a roommate 38
Effective Fall 2012
   -  Housing Application Fee 25
   -  Room Deposit-One-time 250

Comprehensive Fees


Per Semester Year
Student Activity 239 477
Breakage 47 93
Health Services 97 193
Student ID 19 38
Transit 10 20
Technology 66 131
Total 476 952


Part-Time Fees


Credit Per Hour (per semester) 481
Audit Courses (per semester) 410