Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of a student’s educational expenses. These could include tuition and fees, books, supplies, transportation, room and board, and if applicable, for dependent care. Costs related to disability may also be covered.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools District/School Operations Cost of Attendance (COA) 2015 – 2016

Students Who Own/Rent House/ApartmentLive In Parents HomeLess than ½ Time With DependentLess than ½ Time Without Dependent
Room/Board Cost$9,580$3,690$4,193$1,230
Personal Expenses$1,630$1,630


Child Care Expenses

  • For each category add $1,000 per additional child.

Students who are attending for less than half time

  • Students who own/rent a house/apartment would receive a total of $3,193 for years 1, 2 & 3.
  • Students who live with parents would receive a total of $1,230 for years 1, 2, and 3.
  • No room/board charges would be allowed after year three.

Tuition for Clock Hour Schools

  • In-State tuition is based on 900 hours of attendance per year @ $2.56 per hour plus applicable fees.

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