Receiving Aid

Cost of Attendance

Our office uses estimated information to create a standard cost of attendance, or budget, for all students. This information varies depending on undergraduate or graduate status as well as residency, enrollment status ( half-time, full-time etc), and living arrangements.

Below are the most common budgets used. These figures are for the entire academic year, fall and spring, so one-semester costs can be figured by dividing the figures in half.

Undergraduate Students, full-time (2013-2014 Academic Year)

Resident Non-Resident
Room and Board * $7,004 $7,004
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300
Transportation $2,934 $2,934
Personal $2,092 $2,092
Subtotal $13,330 $13,330
Tuition and Fees (est) $5,814 $14,326
Budget $19,144 $27,656

* Students who indicate they are living with a parent will have a smaller room and board allowance.

Graduate Students, full-time (2013-2014 Academic Year)

Resident Non-Resident
Room and Board* $7,004 $7,004
Books and Supplies $900 $900
Transportation $2,934 $2,934
Personal $2,092 $2,092
Subtotal $12,930 $12,930
Tuition and Fees (est)** $5,010 $11,256
Budget $17,940 $24,186

* Students who indicate they are living with a parent will have a smaller room and board allowance.

**This estimate is for general graduate programs, students in Social Work or other specialized fields may have higher tuition.

Regardless of the type of aid package a student receives their total awards may not exceed their cost of attendance, or budget.