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Eligibility Determination


Cost of Attendance

- Expected Family Contribution

= Financial Aid Eligibilty


Expected Family Contribution

Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined by law, using the information that you submit on your FAFSA. It is the amount a student (and parents, if dependent) is expected to pay towards the cost of attending college.


College Costs for Aid Year 2011 - 2012

Below is a standard budget which reflects the Cost of Attendance at Gavilan College.  While expenses such as your enrollment fees, student rep fee, student identification card, and parking permit are fixed expenses, your actual expenses will vary depending on your living arrangements, personal and miscellaneous expenses, mode of transportation, etc.

  Student Lives
with Parent(s)
Student Lives
Away from Parent(s)
Enrollment Fees
$36/unit at 13 units for Fall +
$36/unit at 13 units for Spring
$936 $936
Health Fee
$15 per semester
$30 $30
Student Representation Fee
$1 per semester
$2 $2
Student ID Card
$10 per year
$10 $10
Room and Board $4806 $11,556
Transportation $918 $1,044
Miscellaneous Personal $2,862 $2,754
Books & Supplies $1,620 $1,620
Total $11,184 $17,952

Your budget may be increased for the following expenses:

  • Child/Dependent care

  • Expenses related to a disability

  • Expenses incurred for the purchase of a computer

Some students have additional expenses related to pursuing a degree at Gavilan College such as childcare, tools, uniforms, a personal computer, supplies, or equipment.  If you have additional expenses not reflected in this Student Expense Budget, we recommend that you submit documentation of these expenses to the Financial Aid Office so that we may increase your budget to reflect these expenses as appropriate.


Last modified: August 24, 2011
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