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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

Direct Costs are charges applied directly to the student account. Examples of direct costs are:

  • Tuition
  • Rent (if the student rents an on-campus apartment)
  • Student Bar Association (SBA) fee
  • Health Insurance

Indirect Costs

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 pending school year. Actual cost will vary by student.

Estimated Additional Expenses — Day DivisionFallSpringTotal
Books & Supplies $1,175 $1,175 $2,350
Personal $6,944 $6,943 $13,887
Transportation $1,260 $1,260 $2,520


Estimated Additional Expenses — Evening DivisionFallSpringTotal
Books & Supplies $775 $775 $1,550
Personal $6,944 $6,943 $13,887
Transportation $1,263 $1,262 $2,525


Other ExpensesFor the 2017-2018 academic year, a student's budget should include these costs:

  • 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.Financial NeedA student's financial need is determined by subtracting the student's expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Cost of Attendance.Explore Costs & Aid

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