Cost of Attendance Budget Policy

Can I receive financial assistance in excess of my Cost of Attendance Budget?

Students cannot receive financial assistance in excess of their Cost of Attendance budget. It is institutional policy to limit the total amount of institutional gift aid (scholarships and/or grants) a student may receive when these funds, in combination with other assistance from all other sources, exceeds the Cost of Attendance budget. All students who receive funding in excess of the Cost of Attendance budget will be reviewed following the 10th day of each term. Institutional funds will be adjusted, if necessary, to keep total assistance within the Cost of Attendance Budget as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office will include or exclude resources according to regulation for the purposes of awarding state and federal aid.

What is included in my Cost of Attendance budget?

Included in the Cost of Attendance budget are direct educational expenses such as average tuition, required fees, and an estimate of the cost for books and supplies. Also included in the Cost of Attendance budget are expenses that are indirectly related to your education, such as an allowance for housing, food/household supplies, transportation and personal miscellaneous expenses.