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Cost of Attendance

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The CSM Financial Assistance Department constructs average financial aid budgets that include:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Room and board (living expenses)
  • Transportation cost
  • Personal expenses

These budget items added together make up the Cost of Attendance (COA). The COA is not the actual bill from CSM; it is the estimated total amount it may cost you to go to college for the academic year.  The financial aid Cost of Attendance reflects an average cost for a student attending College of Southern Maryland full-time for the 9-month academic year. You can view your average cost by selecting the correct menu below. You can view the CSM Residency Policy here

NOTE: CSM does NOT offer dormitories/housing. For students attending less than half time (five hours or less) the cost of attendance excludes two items: Room & Board and Personal Expenses. All tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees.

Budget for a Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary’s County Resident

Budget for a Calvert, Charles or St. Mary’s County Resident during the school year 2010-2020who is  

Living at home or with relatives

NOT living at home or with relatives

DESCRIPTION OF COST$ AMOUNTS$ AMOUNTS
Tuition And Fees 39303930
Books 18141814
Room & Board291810335
Transportation25002500
Personal18491849
TOTAL BUDGET1301120429

Budget for a State of Maryland resident

Budget for a Maryland Resident during the school year 2019-2020 who is  

Living at home or with relatives

NOT living at home or with relatives

DESCRIPTION OF COST$ AMOUNTS$ AMOUNTS
Tuition And Fees 68706870
Books 18141814
Room & Board291810335
Transportation25002500
Personal18491849
TOTAL BUDGET1595123369

Budget for an Out-of-State Resident

Budget for a non-Maryland Resident during the school year 2018-2019 who is  

Living at home or with relatives

NOT living at home or with relatives

DESCRIPTION OF COST$ AMOUNTS$ AMOUNTS
Tuition And Fees 88208820
Books 18141814
Room & Board291810335
Transportation25002500
Personal18491849
TOTAL BUDGET1790125318