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Cost of Attendance


The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of how much it costs a student to attend WCC for nine months of the school year (Fall and Spring) based on specific living arrangements.  Provided below is a COA breakdown for a full-time (12 credits per semester) student who will live at home with their parent(s) during the school year and also for a student who will live on their own and not with parent(s).  The COA is further defined for students with resident and nonresident tuition rates.

Figures for 2018-2019

  Living With Parents Living Off Campus
Resident Non-resident Resident Non-resident
Tuition $3,096 $8,232 $3,096 $8,232
Fees $40 $40 $40 $40
Books/Supplies $1,040 $1,040 $1,040 $1,040
Transportation $450 $450 $450 $450
Meals/Housing $4,884 $4,884 $15,044 $15,044
Personal Expenses $2,806 $2,806 $3,246 $3,246
Total $12,316 $17,452 $22,916 $28,052

Additional costs not listed above (dependent care fees, airline travel costs, etc.) may be considered upon request.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have additional costs to consider.

There are no on campus dormitories available at Windward Community College.

For off campus housing information, please visit the University of Hawaii Student Housing Office website at