TMCC

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Cost of Attendance / Budget

The office establishes standard Cost of Attendance each year as a basis for awarding financial aid funds. The Cost of Attendance is the maximum you can receive in financial aid (grants, loans & scholarships). These budgets reflect typical "modest but adequate" expenses for the Reno/Sparks area. The Cost of Attendance is also known as the student budget. It includes estimated amounts for tuition and fees; books and supplies; and room and board, plus a modest allowance for personal/miscellaneous expenses. In other words, it is what it might cost you for eight months of enrollment and could include everything from toothpaste, pizza on the weekends, tuition, pens, books, and a trip home for the holidays. It is not the true costs nor is it the amount of any check you'll have to write to TMCC.

The actual cost would be determined by your individual lifestyle and spending choices. Budgets are adjusted on an individual basis for enrollment status, residency status, and specific programs of study (such as Nursing). If any budget element is not correct as listed on your Offer Letter, please see a Financial Aid Officer during our drop-in hours. We encourage you to create a spending plan or budget to help you be realistic about your spending and be wise with your funds.

Estimated 2013-2014 Academic Year Budgets (2 semesters)

Resident
Off-Campus
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition & Fees $2,700 $1,980 $1,440 $900
Books/Supplies $1,524 $1,143 $762 $381
Room/Board $8,404 $8,404 $8,404 0
Personal $2,259 $2,259 $2,259 0
Transportation $3,040 $2,280 $1,710 $1,520
Total $17,927 $16,066 $14,575 $2,801
Resident
With Parent
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition & Fees $2,700 $1,980 $1,440 $900
Books/Supplies $1,524 $1,143 $762 $381
Room/Board $3,369 $3,369 $3,369 0
Personal $846 $846 $846 0
Transportation $3,040 $2,280 $1,710 $1,520
TOTAL $11,479 $9,618 $8,127 $2,801
Non-Resident
Off-Campus
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition $9,345 $8,625 $2,928 $1,830
Books/Supplies $1,524 $1,143 $762 $381
Room/Board $8,404 $8,404 $8,404 0
Personal $2,259 $2,259 $2,259 0
Transportation $3,040 $2,280 $1,710 $1,520
TOTAL $24,572 $22,711 $16,063 $3,731
Non-Resident
With Parent
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition $9,345 $8,625 $2,928 $1,830
Books/Supplies $1,524 $1,143 $762 $381
Room/Board $3,369 $3,369 $3,369 0
Personal $846 $846 $846 0
Transportation $3,040 $2,280 $1,710 $1,520
TOTAL $18,124 $16,263 $9,615 $3,731
*Good-Neighbor
Off-Campus
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition $4,222 $3,096 $2,252 $1,407
Books/Supplies $1,524 $1,143 $762 $381
Room/Board $8,404 $8,404 $8,404 0
Personal $2,259 $2,259 $2,259 0
Transportation $3,040 $2,280 $1,710 $1,520
TOTAL $19,449 $17,182 $15,387 $3,308
*Good-Neighbor
With Parent
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition $4,222 $3,096 $2,252 $1,407
Books/Supplies $1,524 $1,143 $762 $381
Room/Board $3,369 $3,369 $3,369 0
Personal $846 $846 $846 0
Transportation $3,040 $2,280 $1,710 $1,520
TOTAL $13,001 $10,734 $8,939 $3,308

Estimated 2014-2015 Academic Year Budgets (2 semesters)

Resident
Off-Campus
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition & Fees $2,700 $1,980 $1,440 $900
Books/Supplies $1,548 $1,161 $775 $387
Room/Board $8,538 $8,538 $8,538 $0
Personal $2,295 $2,295 $2,295 $0
Transportation $3,089 $2,316 $1,737 $1,544
TOTAL $18,170 $16,290 $14,784 $2,831
Resident
With Parent
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition & Fees $2,700 $1,980 $1,440 $900
Books/Supplies $1,548 $1,161 $774 $387
Room/Board $3,323 $3,323 $3,323 0
Personal $860 $860 $860 0
Transportation $3,089 $2,316 $1,737 $1,544
TOTAL $11,620 $9,740 $8,234 $2,831
Non-Resident
Off-Campus
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition $9,345 $8,625 $2,928 $1,830
Books/Supplies $1,548 $1,161 $774 $387
Room/Board $8,538 $8,538 $8,538 0
Personal $2,295 $2,295 $2,295 0
Transportation $3,089 $2,316 $1,737 $1,544
TOTAL $24,815 $22,935 $16,272 $3,761
Non-Resident
With Parent
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition $9,345 $8,625 $2,928 $1,830
Books/Supplies $1,548 $1,161 $774 $387
Room/Board $3,423 $3,423 $3,423 0
Personal $860 $860 $860 0
Transportation $3,089 $2,316 $1,737 $1,544
TOTAL $18,265 $16,385 $9,722 $3,761
*Good-Neighbor
Off-Campus
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition $4,222 $3,096 $2,252 $1,407
Books/Supplies $1,548 $1,161 $774 $387
Room/Board $8,538 $8,538 $8,538 0
Personal $2,295 $2,295 $2,295 0
Transportation $3,089 $2,316 $1,737 $1,544
TOTAL $19,692 $17,406 $15,596 $3,338
*Good-Neighbor
With Parent
Full Time3/4 Time1/2 Time<1/2 Time
Tuition $4,222 $3,096 $2,252 $1,407
Books/Supplies $1,548 $1,161 $774 $387
Room/Board $3,423 $3,423 $3,423 0
Personal $860 $860 $860 0
Transportation $3,089 $2,316 $1,737 $1,544
TOTAL $13,142 $10,856 $9,046 $3,338

* Effective fall 2011 the Good Neighbor discount is no longer being offered to new students. Continuing students may continue to receive the Good Neighbor discount as long as you are continually enrolled. Please check with admissions and records if you have questions regarding your residency.

Tuition and Fees

  • The rates listed above for tuition are estimated at 30 credits for full-time (15 credits per semester), 22 credits for three quarter-time, 16 credits for half-time and 10 credits for less than half time.
  • Tuition and fees may be higher or lower, please reference the Tuition and Fees.
  • For residency questions, contact Admissions and Records.

Room and Board

You are assigned one of two student budgets based on living arrangements as reported on the FAFSA.

Off-Campus: The Reno/Sparks communities offer many options for living arrangements.

With Parent/Relative: If you live at home and commute to campus for classes, you reduce your overall costs significantly. An allowance for room and board of $3,369 for the academic year is included in the student budget if you live at home.

Books and Supplies

Costs may vary by program, course load, and specific course requirements. You may be able to reduce your costs significantly by buying used books, buying books only as they are needed, or using the TMCC library.

Personal and Miscellaneous

This category represents all other student expenses that are allowable by federal financial aid regulations-transportation, clothes and laundry, personal hygiene, and entertainment. It is the most variable and individualized component of any student's budget. Personal spending can make or break a college budget! It is suggested that you track your expenditures, set up an allowance for expenditures, and stick to your budget. Keep in mind, if you live off-campus, you will save money by having roommates. Also remember the four C's-cars, clothes, credit cards and cell phones-can bust your budget!

Budget Increase Requests

A Budget Increase may be requested for medical/dental bills not covered by insurance; a one-time computer purchase; costs related to a documented disability; and child care. All expenses must occur during the current academic year and be documented. If the increase is approved, your eligibility will be reevaluated, and if possible, additional aid may be offered. For a budget increase please see a Financial Aid Officer during drop-in hours.

Budget Tips

  • Buy used textbooks
  • Get a roommate and share expenses
  • Clip coupons
  • Take public transportation
  • Avoid using credit cards
  • Eat at home
  • Limit cell phone use and text messaging
  • Shop at discount stores
  • Entertain at home
  • Make coffee at home
  • Start saving now - every little bit helps
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