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 (2014-2015 Academic Year)

Resident Non-Resident
Room and Board * $7,016 $7,016
Books and Supplies $1,400 $1,400
Transportation $2,894 $2,894
Personal $2,106 $2,106
Subtotal $13,416 $13,416
Tuition and Fees (est) $6,372 $16,914
Budget $19,788 $30,330

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

Graduate Students, full-time (2014-2015 Academic Year)

Resident Non-Resident
Room and Board* $7,016 $7,016
Books and Supplies $900 $900
Transportation $2,894 $2,894
Personal $2,106 $2,106
Subtotal $12,916 $12,916
Tuition and Fees (est)** $5,136 $11,508
Budget $18,052 $24,424

* 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.