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Cost of Attendance

Pima’s lower cost of tuition is among the reasons many students choose to attend, but it is important for students to understand the full cost of attendance, beyond just tuition.

The cost of attendance is what the College estimates it will take for you to attend Pima for one year. Included are two types of expenses:

  1. Direct: Costs associated with going to school like tuition, fees, books and supplies.
  2. Indirect: Costs associated with living, such as room and board, personal expenses and transportation. Loan fees, if applicable, are included in indirect costs.

The cost of attendance is also important for financial aid recipients because it is used to determine your financial aid eligibility. It is the maximum the college can award you in the various types of financial aid.  If you have additional expenses, not covered in your cost of attendance, we may be able to increase it and award additional aid (normally student loans). The Request for Budget Review form will show you what other expenses we can take into consideration. 
 
Below are estimated figures to help you in your comparison.  All figures are estimates; they can vary from student to student depending on your personal situation. Your personal cost of attendance can be found on your MyPima.

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance Per Year (Fall and Spring semesters)

Part time (6 credits)

Full-time (12 credits)

Direct costs

Books & Supplies

960

1,920

Tuition & Fees

1,462

2,190

Indirect costs

Loan fees

100

100

Personal

1,200

1,200

Room & Board

4,890

4,890

Transportation

1,884

1,884

TOTAL

$10,496

$12,184


Part time (6 credits)

Full-time (12 credits)

Direct costs

Books & Supplies

960

1,920

Tuition & Fees

1,462

2,190

Indirect costs

Loan fees

100

100

Personal

1,200

1,200

Room & Board

9,780

9,780

Transportation

1,884

1,884

TOTAL

$15,386

$17,074

Part time (6 credits)

Full-time (12 credits)

Direct costs

Books & Supplies

960

1,920

Tuition & Fees

5,006

7,506

Indirect costs

Loan fees

100

100

Personal

1,200

1,200

Room & Board

9,780

9,780

Transportation

2,930

2,930

TOTAL

$19,976

$23,436

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator provides an estimate of what you will pay when attending Pima, based on your specific circumstances.

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

Learn how to access your personal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet and compare costs with other colleges & universities

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