Cost of Attendance

How Your Financial Aid award is Determined:

  • Cost of Attendance: The “Cost of Attendance” at Clovis Community College is the starting point of your financial aid package. The U.S. Department of Education mandates five components when determining the cost of attendance: tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation and personal expenses. The figures used in the components of the cost of attendance are average amounts determined by surveying our students and using other direct costs.
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC): —The “EFC” is calculated by the U.S. Department of Education using a federally mandated formula based on the information reported on the FAFSA. The EFC is an index, based on total income as reported on the family’s U.S. income tax returns, family size, number of family members in college, assets, and an allowance for basic living expenses.
  • Remaining Need: — When the “Expected Family Contribution” is subtracted from the “Cost of Attendance,” the difference is called the “Remaining Need.” This is the amount that may be funded with federal and state need-based financial aid as funds are available. A student’s “REMAINING NEED” may be met with scholarships and need-based grants first, then need-based loans and need-based work-study. Each program eligibility requirement must be met. After the “remaining need” is met, the student may be awarded non-need based funds to replace the Expected Family Contribution (EFC.) Two non-need based programs are Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Parent PLUS Loan.

Most Common Cost of Attendance Budgets at CCC:



Within 135 Miles 



NOT Living W/ Parent

Living W/ Parent

 NOT Living W/Parent

 Living W/Parent

NOT Living W/ Parent

Living W/ Parent



1,376 1,376 1,376 1,376 2,984 2,984 1,376

Room & Board

9,886 3,325 9,886 3,325 9,886 3,325 3,325

Books & Supplies

1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250


446 446 1,485 1,485 1,485 1,485 446


1,727 1,469 1,727 1,469 1,727 1,469 1,694

Total Cost

$14,685 $7,866 $15,724 $8,905 $17,332 $10,513 $8,091


Active Duty Military Budget

Students in this budget will have a Resident not living with parent budget. However, they will have the housing portion of their budget removed and only have a portion for board.

Cost of Books

Costs of books vary by course, for more detailed information go to the CCC Bookstore and look up specific classes.

Policy for Awarding Financial Aid

The award (or payment) year begins July 1 and ends June 30. Aid is awarded for a nine-month period.  Students receive the first half of a full-time award during the Fall semester and the second half during the Spring semester.

Students who enroll full time in both the Fall and Spring semesters will have additional Pell eligibility for the summer ONLY if they are enrolled half time or more. Students who enroll less than full time for the Fall and/or Spring semester may not have to enroll half time for the Summer semester. Check with the Financial Aid Office for more details.

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) listed in the upper right hand corner of the SAR determines Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Other aid is awarded based on financial need. CCC’s financial aid awards will not exceed demonstrated need.