2016 - 2017

Award Calculations and Financial Aid Cost of Attendance Budgets

To determine Financial Need, the Financial Aid Office calculates the student's Cost of Attendance (COA) and subtracts from that amount the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). To determine need for aid from State and Federal programs, the school must first consider other Resources or Additional Financial Assistance the student expects to receive.

(Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution)/Financial Need

 

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance 
Graduate Cost of Attendance

 

Terms Defined

Academic Year.  9 month (Fall & Spring)

Cost of Attendance (COA). The COA is determined by the school, using guidelines established by federal law and bi-annual student surveys. It includes direct expenses (tuition, fees, loan fees, books & supplies) and indirect expenses (room/board, transportation, miscellaneous expenses).

Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  The student's household and financial information [derived from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)] are used to calculate the amount the family is expected to contribute toward the cost of attendance. The student's EFC may be found on the top right hand corner of the Student Aid Report as well as on the Financial Aid Award Letter.

Financial Need.  The difference between the student's Cost of Attendance (COA) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Resources or Additional Financial Assistance.  The amount (may be estimated) of financial assistance the student is to receive from federal, state, school, scholarships or other sources (as defined by regulations).  The school must consider available resources when determining the student's eligibility for need based assistance (including loan programs).

 

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

 

Full‑time (12 semester hours or more)
 

Student without Dependents Living with Parent(s)

Student without Dependents Living on Campus

All Other Students

Direct Cost      
Tuition 17,400.00 17,400.00
17,400.00
Fees 930.00 930.00
930.00
Books/Supplies 1,218.00 1,218.00
1,218.00
Uniforms/Accessories 372.00 372.00
372.00
Direct Cost Subtotal 19,920.00 19,920.00
19,920.00
       
Indirect Cost      
Room / Board 1504.00 5,606.00 11,223.00
Transportation 3,582.00 3,582.00 3,582.00
Miscellaneous Expenses 4,482.00 1,944.00 11,457.00
Indirect Cost Subtotal 9,568.00 11,132.00 26,262.00
       
  9 Month Total 29,488.00 31,052.00 46,182.00

Notes: One semester at full time would be approximately one half the 9-month total.

Average loan fees will be added for students taking out Federal Student Loans.

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Three‑Quarter Time (9 to 11.5 semester hours)
 

Student without Dependents Living with Parent(s)

Student without Dependents Living on Campus

All Other Students

Direct Cost      
Tuition 10,440.00 10,440.00
10,440.00
Fees 697.00 697.00
697.00
Books/Supplies 914.00 914.00
914.00
Uniforms/Accessories 279.00 279.00
279.00
Direct Cost Subtotal 12,330.00 12,330.00
12,330.00
       
Indirect Cost      
Room / Board 1,504.00 5,606.00 11,223.00
Transportation 3,582.00 3,582.00 3,582.00
Miscellaneous Expenses 4,482.00 1,944.00 11,457.00
Indirect Cost Subtotal 9,568.00 11,132.00 26,262.00
       
  9 Month Total 21,898.00 23,462.00 38,592.00

Notes: One semester would be approximately one half the 9-month total.

Average loan fees will be added for students taking out Federal Student Loans.

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Half‑time (6 to 8.5 semester hours)
 

Student without Dependents Living with Parent(s)

Student without Dependents Living on Campus

All Other Students

Direct Cost      
Tuition 6,960.00 6,960.00
6,960.00
Fees 697.00
697.00
697.00
Books/Supplies 609.00 609.00

609.00

Uniforms/Accessories 186.00 186.00
186.00
Direct Cost Subtotal 8,452.00 8,452.00
8,452.00
       
Indirect Cost      
Room / Board 1,504.00 5,606.00 11,223.00
Transportation 3,582.00 3,582.00 3,592.00
Miscellaneous Expenses 4,482.00 1,944.00 11,457.00
Indirect Cost Subtotal 9,568.00 11,132.00 26,262.00
       
  9 Month Total 18,020.00 19,584.00 34,714.00

Notes: One semester would be approximately one half the 9-month total.

Average loan fees will be added for students taking out Federal Student Loans.

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Graduate Cost of Attendance

 

Full‑time (9 semester hours or more)
 

Student without Dependents Living with Parent

All Other Students

Direct Cost    
Tuition 11,250.00 11,250.00
Fees 360.00 360.00
Books/Supplies 1,146.00 1,146.00
Direct Cost Subtotal 12,756.00 12,756.00
     
Indirect Cost    
Room / Board 1,503.00 17,325.00
Transportation 6,111.00 6,111.00
Miscellaneous Expenses 4,482.00 15,652.00
Indirect Cost Subtotal 12,096.00 39,088.00
     
  9 Month Total 24,852.00 51,844.00

Note: One semester at full time would be approximately one half the 9-month total.

Average loan fees will be added for students taking out Federal Student Loans.

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Part‑time (5 - 8 semester hours)
 

Student without Dependents Living with Parent

All Other Students

Direct Cost    
Tuition 7,500.00 7,500.00
Fees 180.00 180.00
Books/Supplies 574.00 574.00
Direct Cost Subtotal 8,254.00 8,254.00
     
Indirect Cost    
Room / Board 1,503.00 17,325.00
Transportation 6,111.00 6,111.00
Miscellaneous Expenses 4,482.00 9,482.00
Indirect Cost Subtotal 12,096.00 39,088.00
     
  9 Month Total 18,150.00 47,342.00

Note: One semester would be approximately one half the 9-month total.

Average loan fees will be added for students taking out Federal Student Loans.

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