If you are trying to budget for the upcoming school year, check out the estimated cost of attendance (COA) in the table below. These figures provide an estimate of what it costs to attend Central Texas College for a traditional nine-month academic year. Your actual costs will vary according to the number of credit hours you register for, your residency status, the housing you choose and your lifestyle but this table may help you plan ahead and determine how much money you may need. A budget calculator can be a useful tool for helping to determine how much you will spend while attending college.


Tuition and Fees - The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical full time student based on enrolling for 30 hours per year. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student’s degree or certificate program. 

Books, Supplies, and Materials – The average cost of books, supplies, equipment, and course materials for a typical student for an entire academic year. The actual costs the student incurs for these will vary depending on the student’s degree or certificate program. 

Living expense- A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in Killeen while attending school, on or off campus and with or without a meal plan. Actual costs may vary due to individual choices related to location and circumstances. 

Transportation- A reasonable estimate of gasoline for an academic year. May include transportation between campus, residences, and a student's place of work.

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses – A reasonable estimate of the amount for personal living expenses during an academic year for a student attending on at least a half-time basis. 

Cost of Attendance

State & Federal money intended to help students meet the cost of attendance.

Money borrowed through the government loan programs. 

Gift aid awarded by the CTC Foundation Office or outside organizations.

State & Federal program that allows students to earn a portion of their educational expenses through part-time employment.

  • If you are trying to budget for the upcoming school year, check out the estimated cost of attendance (COA) for the specific academic year. More...
  • Information is available regarding military educational benefits, Selective Service registration compliance, veteran benefits and vocational rehabilitation (Texas campuses only). More...
  • A consortium agreement is a contract between two colleges/universities that recognizes your registration at each location for financial aid purposes. More...

(Calculator results are unofficial estimates)

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