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How Financial Need is Determined

To qualify for financial aid, students must demonstrate financial need, which is defined as the difference between the cost of attendance and the expected family contribution. The expected family contribution is determined by information provided on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Every student budget is based on the cost of attendance for students who meet specific domicile or program criteria. The cost of attendance is determined as follows:

Item Cost
Average Tuition and Fees $3,510
Books and Supplies $1,360
Living Expenses $9,410
Transportation $2,3420
Cost of Attendance * $16,700

* This cost of attendance is based on 2015-16 figures. The cost of attendance changes annually. The illustration above is for an in-state student. Average cost of attendance figures for each year may be obtained from the financial aid office. Individuals with questions about cost of attendance used in calculation of their aid award should contact the financial aid office.

Student Responsibility for Financial Aid
Procedures involving award recoveries from financial aid recipients are based on federal and state legislation. The regulations require that in instances of overpayment of scholarship, grant, or loan assistance, students must repay the overpayment.

More detailed information on eligibility requirements, services, application procedures and deadlines, and repayment schedules appears in the Financial Aid Handbook available through the Financial Aid Office.

This page was last modified on August 10, 2015. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, 2013-2014 Catalog, or 2014-2015 Catalog.

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