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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 Expenses for 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 Need

A 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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