Finaid → Cost of Attendance
Policy and Explanation of Categories
The Cost of Attendance is the cornerstone of establishing a student's financial need, as it set limits on the total aid that a student may receive for purposes of the Campus-Based Programs, State and Institutional aid and Stafford/PLUS loans, and is one of the main components of the Pell Grant calculation.
The budgets listed below are for the purpose of awarding financial aid, and may not represent the actual cost for each individual student, as enrollment and lifestyle choices vary.
The budgets below represent rates for the fall and spring term. Ordinarily, the cost of attendance budget is for the fall and spring terms; however, when a student enrolls in either summer 1, summer 2, or both sessions, the cost of attendance budget will reflect one's additional terms.