Future Students

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.

Living ExpenseAmount
Room & Board $ 13,914
Transportation $ 2,565
Personal Expenses $ 5,265
Total $21,744

Other Expenses

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

  • Books & Supplies: For Full-time students, $2,250 should be added. For Part-time students, $1,500.
  • 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 Need

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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