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College Costs and Fees

Alabama’s lowest tuition!

  • Summer Tuition is due May 18 by 2:00 pm
  • Payment Plan, 50% +$40 fee, is due May 18 by 2:00 pm.
  • The deadline for students to sign up for Direct Deposit for the first round of refunds is June 2.

For a detailed list of Tuition/Fees and Refund policies, see the College Catalog & Student Handbook.

Use the calculator below to calculate tuition costs by entering the number of credit hours you wish to take.

Please Note: Additional program specific fees may apply.  For students entering into programs and pathways participating in the Coastal Books+ program, an additional fee of $24 per credit hour will be assessed.  Learn more at

These fees are required each semester and are subject to change without notice. Students from the following counties may be eligible for in-state tuition: Santa Rosa (FL), Escambia (FL), Walton (FL), Okaloosa (FL), Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) and Wayne (MS).

How to Pay Tuition

Coastal Alabama Community College accepts e-check and debit and/or credit cards (Discover, Visa, American Express and MasterCard). If at any point a check is returned against a student’s account, all classes and dorms will be cancelled, and the check will be treated as a nonpayment for services. A service charge will also be applied to the student’s account. In the event of delinquent student payments, no college credits, transcripts, or diplomas shall be issued or released. A student with a delinquent account shall not be enrolled in subsequent semesters, and all accounts will be turned over to a collection agency. The student will be responsible for all associated collection fees.

Tuition Payment Plan

Coastal Alabama Community College has a tuition payment plan for those needing assistance. Students pay half of the total term charges plus a $40 enrollment fee no later than the tuition payment deadline. The payment plan can be set up through the student's OneACCS portal under the Student Account Center. For assistance, please contact the Business Office. 

Failure to meet the terms of this agreement may entitle Coastal Alabama Community College to (1) declare the full balance plus late fees immediately due and payable by law, (2) refuse subsequent registration for any classes and/or drop current classes, (3) deny future enrollment in any payment plan, and (4) withhold grades, diplomas, or transcripts from being released until the unpaid balance is paid in full (including all attorney fees, legal expenses, and other collection costs). A Collection Fee of up to 30% will be added to the balance due after 90 days by the collection company. Coastal Alabama Community College currently utilizes the services of Conserve and Williams & Fudge for the collection of delinquent debt.


Cost of Attendance (COA) - an average figure used to determine financial aid eligibility.

Cost of attendance is not a bill and not an award offer. COA is provided for planning purposes only and is a good faith estimate of the total costs to attend college. COA includes direct costs (billed by the College) such as tuition and indirect costs (not billed by the College), such as transportation, housing, food, personal and miscellaneous costs. COA figures are estimates and are subject to change. 

Cost of Attendance (COA) minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA equals the unmet or financial need for need-based (Pell grant) financial aid programs. 

Please visit the Net Price Calculator for additional Cost of Attendance information. 

Estimated Cost of Attendance Budgets - - for estimation purposes only and subject to change.

  Estimated Costs In/Out-of-State In-State Living with Parents In-State Living On Campus In-State Living Off Campus Out-of-State Living with Parents Out-of-State Living On Campus Out-of-State Living Off Campus
Enrollment - 2 semesters Full time Full time Full time Full time Full time Full time Full time
15 credit hours each semester 30 credits 30 credits 30 credits 30 credits 30 credits 30 credits 30 credits
Tuition and Fees 164/287 4920 4920 4920 8670 8670 8670
Room Board   2500 5800 6600 2500 5800 6600
Books 25 per credit hour plus supplies 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750
Loan Cost 129 129 129 129 129 129 129
Trans   3000 3000 3750 3000 3000 3750
Personal   1500 2250 2250 1500 2250 2250
    $12,739 $16,789 $18,339 $16,429 $20,479 $22,029