Costs & Aid
The cost of attendance is determined by the Financial Aid Office and is defined as the total budget required by each student for the nine-month academic year. The cost of attendance reflects a budget that includes both direct and non-direct costs.
Direct Costs are charges applied directly to the student account. Examples of direct costs are:
- Rent (if the student rents an on-campus apartment)
- Student Bar Association (SBA) fee
- Health Insurance
Non-direct costs are charges not applied to the student account. Examples of non-direct costs include rent (if the student lives off-campus), board, books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Although individual expenses for non-direct costs may vary, the financial aid budget closely estimates the actual expense of each above-mentioned cost. The chart bellows shows a sample nine-month living expense budget based on expected prices for the 2015-2016 school year.
|Room & Board||$ 13,914|
|Personal Expenses||$ 5,265|
For the 2015-2016 academic year, a student's budget should include these costs:
- Books & Supplies: For Full-time students, $2,318 should be added. For Part-time students, $1,523.
- Child Care Allowance: The actual cost of child care will be added.
Many students ask for an increase to the budget for special unusual and extraordinary expenses by completing a Petition to Change your Financial Aid Package and providing documentation of those expenses to the Financial Aid Office.
A student's financial need is determined by subtracting the student's expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Cost of Attendance.
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Financial Aid Office
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