Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment. The cost of attendance budget is determined by reviewing each year the cost of living in the community in the following components:

  1. Tuition/fees
  2. Books and Supplies
  3. Room and Board
  4. Transportation
  5. Personal/Miscellaneous

For out-of-state students, non-resident (out-of-state) fees apply to the tuition/fees component.

Applicable loan fees (an average) will be added to those students who are receiving federal student loans.

Also, there is an additional component for child care for those students who have dependent children who need child care. Documentation is required. Please visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.

The cost of attending Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) varies, depending upon a student’s enrollment status (full-time, part-time, half-time, etc…) BPCC estimated costs for full-time students for the academic year are found on the AWARD INFORMATION page on our Policies webpage.

The total award package must not exceed the cost of attendance budget.


BPCC adopts the Louisiana Association of Financial Aid Administrators (LASFAA) averages and estimated cost for students in the State of Louisiana.

LASFAA adopts these standard budgets and recommends their use by all undergraduate and proprietary schools. As always, Financial Aid Administrators may make adjustments to the Cost of Attendance to allow for treatment of students with special circumstances, including dependent care.