Financial Aid Fees & Expenses

The cost of attendance (COA) is the cornerstone of establishing a student's financial need as it sets a limit on the total aid that a student may receive from the federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs at Co-Lin. The COA for a student is an estimate of that student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment. The allowable costs that make up the COA budget are tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, housing, meals, and personal miscellaneous. The current COA for full-time enrollment: in-state dependent, $10,230; in-state independent, $11,030; out-of-state dependent, $12,580, out-of-state independent, $13,380.

Tuition and Fees

All fees are payable at the time of registration. All dormitory students will be required to purchase a five-day meal ticket at $950. These meal tickets are not transferable. The right is reserved to increase any expenses as necessary.

Students may be required to move from a dormitory or may be dropped from a class if fees are not paid as agreed.

$1400.00 per semester for full-time students (12-19 hours or more)
$140.00 per semester hour for part-time students
$2400.00 per semester for full-time out-of-state students
$240.00 per hour for part-time out-of-state students

Housing (Wesson Campus)

$800.00 residence halls per semester/$900.00 for Bates Hall
$75.00 housing deposit (payable with housing application)
$10.00 mailbox rental (optional)

Housing (Natchez Campus)

$1609.00 Alcorn State University residence halls per semester (subject to change through ASU)

Meals (Wesson Campus)

$950.00 per semester for five-day meal plan
$1125.00 per semester for seven-day meal plan
$475.00 per semester for commuter meals

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Special Fees

Fees for online classes are $30.00 per course.

Fees for special-interest classes and evening career-technical classes will be announced prior to registering for each nonacademic class.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program and many career-technical programs require students to purchase uniforms, specialized materials, and/or equipment in addition to other fees.

Auditing fees are one-half of regular tuition per semester hour.

$300.00 Associate Degree Nursing Semester Fee
$50.00 Select Career and Technical Lab Fee
$50.00 Per Music Course Taken by a Non-Music Major Student

Admissions Office


FREE First official to be mailed, E-scrip, or picked up by the student
$2.00 Mailed, E-scrip, or picked up after the first transcript
$5.00 Faxed transcripts


$40.00 Graduates participating in the ceremony
$15.00 Late fee
$15.00 Diploma cover for nonwalkers
$20.00 Replacement - diploma only

Estimated additional fees and expenses for specific Career-Technical programs.