GCC Financial Aid
GCC Financial Aid

The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of the combined costs of direct and indirect educational expenses.  It takes into account your basic living expenses, such as:  housing, transportation, etc. It is important for you to budget and make wise decisions regarding how to utilize the financial aid funds you receive.  Students are not allowed to receive aid that exceeds their cost of attendance.


Financial aid awards are based on your financial need. Financial Need is calculated by subtracting your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your Estimated Cost of Attendance.  The amount of financial aid awarded to you may not cover your total financial need.

An Expected Family Contribution is a value calculated by The Department of Education, used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal student aid. This number results from the financial information the student provided on his or her Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  EFC’s are listed on the Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to students by the federal processor after they have filed the FAFSA.

Example of Financial Need
Cost of Attendance (COA) $17,798
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
*From student’s SAR

* Financial Need is NOT a requirement for Direct Unsubsidized loans

*The Cost of Attendance is listed as “Budget” on the Gloucester County College Portal

Below is an estimated cost of attendance for a full time in-county independent and dependent student. 

The Net Price Calculator will allow you to estimate YOUR cost of attendance at Gloucester County College.

  Independent In-County Student Dependent In-County Student
Tuition and Fees $3,570 $3,570
Books and Supplies $2,000 $2,000
Room and Board $9,782 $4,778
Transportation $1,096 $1,096
Personal Expenses $1,350 $1,350
TOTAL $17,798 $12,794

*On-Campus Room and Board is not available at Gloucester County College.  Allowances included under Room and Board include funds that could be used for living expenses, (rent, utilities, and groceries).

Click HERE to view Gloucester County College’s 2012-2013 Tuition and Fees.

Last Updated: February 4, 2013

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