The Department of Education determines how much you and your parents are expected to contribute to your education according to your FAFSA information.They consider income, family size, number of family members in college, whether both parents work, assets, etc. to determine the amount of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

We subtract actual and anticipated resources from your cost budget to determine your financial need. Inform the Office of Financial aid if you have scholarships or other resources. If your resources are less than your budget, you have financial need as defined by the Department of Education.

Cost of Attendance

The following are the estimated student cost budgets for the 2014-2015 school year that begins September 2014 and ends April 2015 (8 months):

Living at Home On Campus Off Campus On Campus Off Campus
Tuition $5,554* $5,544* $5,554* $16,072 $16,072
Fees $1,708 $1,708 $1,708 $1,708 $1,708
Books/Supplies $1,208 $1,208 $1,208 $1,208 $1,208
Room $1,720 $6,126 $5,072


Board $2,120 $4,220 $2,992 $4,220 $2,992
Personal/Misc. $2,80 $2,948 $2,948 $2,948 $2,948
Transportation $1,152 $1,800 $1,800 $1,934 $1,934
Federal Loan Fees $90  $90 $90 $90 $90
TOTAL $16,362 $23,644 $21,362 $34,306


* Tuition reported here includes "students' share" of tuition only and does not include the College Opportunity Fund (COF) component which entails the "total cost of tuition". Please see the Student Billing site for a more detailed schedule.

Note: Awards may be revised (higher or lower) at any time due to changes in resources and /or budget information.