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Other Expenses

Books and supplies

Expect to pay on average about $960 per semester for textbooks and supplies if you are taking 15 semester hours. Books and supplies are available at the KCC bookstore or can be purchased online. Used books are available at a lower price so you may be able to reduce your textbook cost. Also, KCC does buy back books at the end of the semester.


For financial aid budgeting purposes, estimate $1,800 annually for transportation. Most KCC students drive to school. The River Valley Metro Transit bus stops at KCC.

Room and Board

KCC does not offer on-campus residences. For financial aid purposes, it is estimated that room and board (housing and food) will cost $2,800 per school year for students living with parents and $6,000 for students not living with parents.​