Tuition and Institutional Fees

The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

FeesCitizensCaricomInternationalPer
Applications: Paper-based$25.00$25.00$25.00Application
Applications: OnlineFreeFreeFreeApplication
Registration$80.00$80.00$80.00Semester
Tuition$300.00$400.00$750.00Credit
Administrative Fee$100.00$100.00$100.00Semester
Technology$100.00$100.00$100.00Semester
Student Insurance$30.00$30.00$30.00Annum
Student Guild$100.00$100.00$100.00Annum

Disclaimer: COSTAATT reserves the right to modify fees as may be necessary.

 

Estimate of Total Tuition by Programme

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Fees listed in the tables below are estimates ONLY and should be used as guidance. They do not include charges for developmental or repeated courses.
All fees listed are in Trinidad and Tobago dollars (TTD).

School of Business and Information Technology

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Programme Description Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AAS Business Administration 61 $18,300 $24,400 $45,750 Yes
AAS Mgmt. With Accounting 61 $18,300 $24,400 $45,750 Yes
AS Mgmt. Studies for the Protective Services 63 $18,900 N/A N/A Yes
AAS Office Administration 63 $18,900 $25,200 $47,250 Yes
BA Accounting 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
BA Financial Mgmt. 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
BBA Human Resource Mgmt. 122 $36,600 $48,800 $91,500 Yes
BBA Mgmt. & Entrepreneurship 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
BBA Marketing 117 $35,100 $46,800 $87,750 Yes
Diploma – Supervisory Mgmt. 36 $10,800 $14,400 $27,000 Yes
Certificate – Supervisory Mgmt. 18 $5,400 $7,200 $13,500 Yes

 

Department of Information Science and Technology
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AAS Library Science 61 $18,300 $24,400 $45,750 Yes
AAS Information Technology 64 $19,200 $25,600 $48,000 Yes
AAS Info. Systems Development 64 $19,200 $25,600 $48,000 Yes
AAS Operating Systems Development 64 $19,200 $25,600 $48,000 Yes
AAS Internet Technology 64 $19,200 $25,600 $48,000 Yes
BSc Computer Info. Systems 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
BSc Networking 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
BSc Internet Technology 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
BSc Information Technology 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
BSc Information and Library Science 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
Certificate – Records Mgmt. 20 $6,000 $8,000 $15,000 Yes
Certificate - Records Mgmt. for Public Sector 32 $6,900 $12,800 $24,000 Yes
Certificate – CISCO CCNA 16 $4,800 $6,400 $12,000 Yes

School of Nursing, Health and Environmental Sciences

Department of Nursing
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AAS Basic Psychiatric Nursing 91 $27,300 $36,400 $68,250 Yes
AAS Basic General Nursing 85 $25,500 $34,000 $63,750 Yes
BSc Psychiatric Nursing 127 $38,100 $50,800 $95,250 Yes
BSc General Nursing 124 $37,200 $49,600 $93,000 Yes
BSc Midwifery (Direct Entry) 123 $36,900 $49,200 $92,250 Yes
Post Graduate Dip. – District Health Visiting 35 $17,500 $21,000 $26,250 No

 

Department of Health Science Technologies
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AAS Medical Laboratory Technology 73 $21,900 $29,200 $54,750 Yes
BSc Medical Laboratory Technology 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
BSc Radiography 141 $42,300 $56,400 $105,750 Yes
Certificate - Phlebotomy 15 $5,000 N/A N/A No
Certificate – Pharmacy Assistance 27 $8,100 $10,800 $20,250 Yes

 

Department of Natural and Life Sciences
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
BSc Biology/Pre-Med 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
AS Biology 62 $18,600 $24,800 $46,500 Yes
AS Chemistry 62 $18,600 $24,800 $46,500 Yes

 

Department of Environmental Studies
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
BSc Environmental Health 122 $36,600 $48,800 $91,500 Yes
BSc Environmental Management 123 $36,900 $49,200 $92,250 Yes
BSc Occupational Safety and Health 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
BSc Water and Wastewater Mgmt. 126 $37,800 $50,400 $94,500 Yes
AAS Environmental Health 67 $20,100 $26,800 $50,250 Yes
AAS Environmental Management 66 $19,800 $26,400 $49,500 Yes
AAS Occupational Safety and Health 67 $20,100 $26,800 $50,250 Yes
AAS Geographic Information Systems 60 $18,000 $24,000 $45,000 Yes
AAS Water and Wastewater Mgmt. 69 $20,700 $27,600 $51,750 Yes

School of Liberal Arts and Human Services

Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AAS Criminal Justice 63 $18,900 $25,200 $47,250 Yes
BA Criminal Justice 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
Certificate – Criminal Justice 24 $7,200 $9,600 $18,000 Yes

 

Department of Mathematics
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AS Mathematics 60 $18,000 $24,000 $45,000 Yes
BSc Mathematics 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes

 

Office of the Dean
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AA Early Childhood Care and Education 60 $18,000 $24,000 $45,000 No
BA Early Childhood Care and Education 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
Certificate – Early Childhood Care and Education 25 $7,500 $10,000 $18,750 Yes

 

Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AAS Sociology 63 $18,900 $25,200 $47,250 Yes
AAS Social Work 60 $18,000 $24,000 $45,000 Yes
AA Psychology 60 $18,000 $24,000 $45,000 Yes
BSW Social Work 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
BSc Psychology 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
BSc Applied Psychology 135 $40,500 $54,000 $101,250 Yes
Certificate – Family and Community Studies 20 $6,000 $8,000 $15,000 Yes

 

Department of Languages, Literature and Communication Studies
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AA Literatures in English 60 $18,000 $24,000 $45,000 Yes
AA Spanish 63 $18,900 $25,200 $47,250 Yes
AAS Foreign Languages for Business: Spanish 63 $18,300 $25,200 $47,250 Yes
BA Literature & Communication 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
BA Latin American Studies 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
BA Spanish for Business 125 $37,500 $50,000 $93,750 Yes

 

Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AAS Performing Arts: Music 65 $19,500 $26,000 $48,750 Yes
BM Music Performance 124 $37,200 $49,600 $93,000 Yes
BM Music Education 124 $37,200 $49,600 $93,000 Yes
Certificate – Music Performance 21 $6,300 $8,400 $15,750 Yes

School of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

Compensatory Programmes and Academic Support Services
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
Certificate - COMPASS 45 (max.) $13,500 (maximum estimation) $18,000 $33,750 Yes

 

Continuing Education
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AAS CAT Reporting 61 $18,300 N/A N/A No
Accounting Fundamentals 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Accounting Systems and Apps 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Administrative Office Mgmt 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Adv Conversational Spanish 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Adv Gram Office Professionals 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Advance Dip. – Food Inspection 28 $11,200 N/A N/A No
Advance Dip. - Port Health 28 $11,200 N/A N/A No
Advance Dip. – Vector Control 33 $13,200 N/A N/A No
Advanced Makeup Artistry 0 $750 N/A N/A No
Advanced MS Excel 3 $450 N/A N/A No
Advanced MS PowerPoint 3 $400 N/A N/A No
Advanced MS Word 3 $400 N/A N/A No
Basic Tour Guiding 3 $1,000 N/A N/A No
Basic Web Page Design 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Broadcast Newswriting 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Business Communication 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Certificate – Court Transcription 28 $8,400 N/A N/A Yes
Certificate – Diabetes Educator N/A $15,000 N/A N/A No
Child Development 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Commercial & Indus Info Sys 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Computer Foundation Tools 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Computer Literacy 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Constitutional Law 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Copywriting 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
COVID-19 Compliance&Readiness N/A Customized/contract training N/A N/A No
Crime and the Media 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Criminal Law 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Critical Reading and Writing for Journalism and Communication Majors 4 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Cust Serv Fund -SMEs in COVID 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Customer Service Fundamentals 3 $450 N/A N/A No
Digital Communication Design 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Digital Marketing 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Digital Photog&Anima for Advt 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Digital Photography 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Digital Voice Transcription N/A Customized/contract training N/A N/A No
Disaster Preparedness and Management 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Electronic Commerce 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Ethics in Journalism and PR 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Event Management 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Events Photography 3 $750 N/A N/A No
First Aid and CPR Certification 3 $850 N/A N/A No
Food Quality Assurance 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Fundamentals of Customer Service 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Fundamentals of Import&Export N/A Customized/contract training N/A N/A No
Fundamentals of Reporting 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Fundamentals of Selling 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Geographic Information Systems 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Health Fitness Safety in ECCE 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Henna/Mehndi Design 0 $450 N/A N/A No
Human & Comp Interface Design 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Human Resource Fundamentals 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Image Manipulation 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Image, Etiquette and Protocol 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Import and Export Management N/A Customized/contract training N/A N/A No
Industrial Relations 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Infirmary Care 30 Customized/contract training N/A N/A No
Info Systems Project Mgmt 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Inst Tech PreSchool Teachers 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Into to Drawing and Painting 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro Mass Communication 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Computer Hardware 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Intro to Criminal Justice 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Database Programming 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Intro to Desktop Publishing & Presentation 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Film 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Motion Graphics 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Intro to Networks 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Intro to Occupational Safety and Health 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Photojournalism 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Procurement 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Programming 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Intro to Project Management 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Public Sector Management 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Records Management 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Sign Language 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Strategic Public Relations 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Supervisory Mgmt 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Video Production 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro to Word Processing 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro. to Events Mgmt. 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Intro. to Graphic Design 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Introduction to Nail Art 0 $500 N/A N/A No
Introduction to Spanish 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Make-up Artistry 0 $500 N/A N/A No
Maths for Elem School Teachers 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Microsoft Outlook 3 $200 N/A N/A No
Microsoft Teams 3 $200 N/A N/A No
Minute Taking 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Office Administration 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Oral Presentation Skills 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Org and Mgmt of an ECCE Centre 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Organizational Behaviour 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
OSH Risk Assessment in COVID 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Photoshop for Photographers 0 $900 N/A N/A No
Post Graduate Dip. – Forensic Auditing and Investigation 31 $15,500 N/A N/A No
Post Graduate Dip. – International Trade and Commerce 33 $16,500 N/A N/A No
Principles of Design 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Principles of Management 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Productivity Tools 3 $1,500 N/A N/A No
Script Writing I 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Script Writing II 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Sign Language 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Single Camera Production 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
SME Diversification in COVID 3 $500 N/A N/A No
Social Media Communications 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Social Media for Adults 0 $350 N/A N/A No
Social Media Literacy 0 $300 N/A N/A No
Spanish for Communication II 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Speech Writing 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Survey of Art History 3 $700 N/A N/A No
Systems Analysis and Design 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Teacher Training N/A Customized/contract training N/A N/A No
Tour Guiding 4 Customized/contract training N/A N/A No
Typing and Shorthand 3 $2,650 N/A N/A No
Typography I 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Underst Human Communication 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Underst Young Children's Beh 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Understanding Personal and Business Taxation 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Vector Graphics 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Video and Film Editing 1 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Visual Thinking and Advertising Concepts 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No
Voice Presentation 3 $1,200 N/A N/A No

Ken Gordon School of Journalism and Communication Studies

Department of Journalism and Media
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AA Journalism 60 $18,000 $24,000 $45,000 Yes
AAS Journalism / Public Relations 60 $18,000 $24,000 $45,000 Yes
AA Film & Video Productions 60 $18,000 $24,000 $45,000 Yes
BA Journalism 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
BA Film & Video Productions 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
Certificate – Film and Video Production 15 $4,500 $6,000 $11,250 No
Certificate - Journalism 12 $3,600 $4,800 $9,000 No
Certificate - Public Relations 14 $4,200 $5,600 $10,500 No
Diploma – Film and Video Production 30 $9,000 $12,000 $22,500 Yes

 

Department of Communication Studies
Programme Total Credit National (TTD) CARICOM (TTD) International (TTD) Approved for GATE
AAS Advertising and Promotions 66 $19,800 $26,400 $49,500 Yes
AAS Graphic Design 62 $18,600 $24,800 $46,500 Yes
BA Advertising and Promotions 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
BA Graphic Design 120 $36,000 $48,000 $90,000 Yes
BA Mass Communications 121 $36,300 $48,400 $90,750 Yes
Certificate - Advertising and Promotions 15 $4,500 $6,000 $11,250 No
Certificate - Essential Skills for the Work Place 15 $4,500 $6,000 $11,250 No
Certificate - Graphic Design 15 $4,500 $6,000 $11,250 No
Certificate - Photography and Video 15 $4,500 $6,000 $11,250 No
Executive Dip. – Advertising and Promotions 30 $9,000 $12,000 $22,500 Yes

Student Insurance

 

Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 15 to 75.

Method of Payment

 

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.

FINANCIAL AID

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

 

Important:
Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

 

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE. For a full list of these programmes please contact the Admissions Department, Tel 625-5030 ext 5900

Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt

 

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt