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The Federal Cost of Attendance
Your federal financial aid eligibility is determined based upon a number of different factors, including the “Cost of Attendance” for your program of study. The Cost of Attendance (“COA” or “student budget”) is used primarily as a tool for computing eligibility for federal student aid. The federal COA includes both “direct” costs (like tuition, books, and supplies) and “indirect” costs (like housing and food costs, and the cost of getting back-and-forth to school). Your actual costs may vary depending on multiple factors (particularly the “indirect costs”). The costs used in the federal cost of attendance are for one “academic year” or the length of the entire program, whichever is less.
Your “direct costs” include tuition, books, and supplies. These are billed to you by the College (less any payments you have made, estimated financial aid, or approved education loans).
Most of a student’s “indirect costs” are living expenses. Students would likely have these expenses whether or not they were attending school. The College will NOT bill students for these costs, they are simply estimates to help students plan for living costs and other out-of-pocket expenses while attending school. Learn more about managing your personal budget from our Financial Education and Training Web Page.
The standardized cost of attendance budgets at Quest College are published annually and can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office. While most students will fall into one of the standardized budgets, your individual budget may be customized to meet your specific enrollment circumstances. Your individual COA budget will be provided to you in your award letter after completion of your financial aid application.
If you have any questions about program costs, direct costs, indirect costs, or how your financial aid is calculated; please visit the financial aid office. We’ll be happy to help you!
The Federal Net Price Calculator
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), Quest College provides you an on-line “Net Price Calculator” (linked below). The Net Price Calculator is designed to provide you a broad general estimate of your first-year costs to attend Quest College and the financial assistance you might receive to meet those costs. Please be cautious of the results of this estimator as it is only a general estimate. We strongly encourage you to meet with a member of our financial aid office to obtain detailed financial aid information and an estimate based upon your individual family circumstances, financial situation, and specific program of interest.
Notice: Cost and financial aid estimates provided by the federal Net Price Calculator are based upon broad categorical averages for students who attended Quest College in prior years. Quest College makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of estimates provided by the federal Net Price Calculator, and makes no assurances or implications that financial aid estimates will be indicative of a student’s actual awards in the current academic year. Students are cautioned to visit the school and obtain student-specific estimates of costs and financial aid before making a decision whether to attend.