Other Fees and Costs


Textbooks and other items are an additional expense for which the student should plan.  The cost of textbooks varies with the program of study, but the average cost is usually between $350 and $500 per semester for full-time students.

Other Fees and Costs

Students in certain courses must provide, at their own expense, certain items needed to perform practice work required in that course.  Examples of such items are notebooks, uniforms, tools, cosmetology kits, and art supplies.

Students in health care programs are required to purchase uniforms and miscellaneous items that may cost approximately $200 depending on the program. Cosmetology students are required to purchase supply kits and uniforms constituting an additional expense to the student. Therapeutic massage students must supply books, linens, and accessories for hands-on massage therapy practice.

Books, supplies, and other items may be purchased from the College Bookstore.

Cost of Attendance

JCC’s cost of attendance is an estimate of educational expenses a student may incur for a period of enrollment and sets the limit on the total aid a student may receive.  A student’s cost of attendance may include the following components: tuition and fees, books and supplies, food and housing (living expenses), miscellaneous personal expenses, professional fees, and transportation. The cost of attendance for a student enrolled less than half-time may include tuition and fees, books and supplies, professional fees, and transportation.

A student’s cost of attendance budget may be adjusted upon request with proper documentation for dependent care expenses, disability related expenses, study abroad expenses, cooperative educational costs, and/or personal computer costs.

Review a full list of the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance - 2023-2024 Academic Year report (PDF).