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Attendance Budget 2017-18

Undergraduate Student Academic Year Budgets

An undergraduate student’s cost of attendance is determined by the number of credit hours for which s/he is enrolled for the semester.

Number of Credits Financial Aid Enrollment Status
12+ credits Full-Time (FT)
9-11 credits Three-Quarter Time (QT)
6-8 credits Half-Time (HT)
5 credits or less Less than Half-Time (LT)
A student's cost of attendance is always based on the student’s financial aid enrollment status and is constructed to allow the student a reasonable cost of living based on the amount of time a student will spend attending classes or completing academic activities. Full-time students will have their cost of living expenses based on their enrollment as a full-time student; part-time students will have their cost of living expenses based on their enrollment as a part-time student. 

Undergraduate Student Fall/Spring Budgets

The following table indicates how an undergraduate student’s budget is determined during the fall and spring semesters.

If you plan to enroll less than full-time and the budget component indicates it is prorated based on enrollment, you can calculate your estimated costs using the following methodology:

Component Description of Component 2017-18 Full-Time Amount per Semester On and Off Campus 2017-18 Full-Time Amount per Semester Commuter
Tuition and Fees

An estimated amount of tuition and mandatory fees; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time.

$13,544 $13,544
Books and Supplies An estimated amount of expenses for books and supplies; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time. $800 $800
Room and Board An estimated amount of expenses for living costs (rent, utilities, food); prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time. $6,815 $1,487
Miscellaneous An estimated amount of expenses for personal costs; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time (students at less-than half-time are ineligible for a miscellaneous allowance per federal regulations). $1,003 $1,003
Transportation An estimated amount of transportation expenses (excludes UPASS fee); prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time. $425 $425
Loan Fees

An average loan fee allowance is included for students who are eligible to borrow the Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan.

NOTE: Dependent students whose parent borrower secures a Federal PLUS loan will have additional fees added to their cost of attendance to cover the origination fees. 

$40 $40
TOTAL $22,627  $17,299
*Note: because the College does not charge students a mandatory health insurance fee, the College is unable to include an allowance for health insurance costs as part of the standard cost of attendance construction. 

Undergraduate Student Summer Budgets

The following table indicates how an undergraduate student’s budget is determined during the summer semester.

If you plan to enroll less than full-time and the budget component indicates it is prorated based on enrollment, you can calculate your estimated costs using the following methodology:


Component Description of Component 2017-18 Full-Time Amount per Semester On and Off Campus 2017-18 Full-Time Amount per Semester Commuter
Tuition and Fees An estimated amount of tuition and mandatory fees; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time. $9,106 $9,106

Books and Supplies

An estimated amount of expenses for books and supplies; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time. $800 $800
Room and Board An estimated amount of expenses for living costs (rent, utilities, food); prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time. $4,544 $992
Miscellaneous An estimated amount of expenses for personal costs; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time (students at less-than half-time are ineligible for a miscellaneous allowance per federal regulations). $669 $669
Transportation An estimated amount of transportation expenses (excludes UPASS fee); prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time. $283 $283
Loan Fees

An average loan fee allowance is included for students who are eligible to borrow the Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan.

NOTE: Dependent students whose parent borrower secures a Federal PLUS loan will have additional fees added to their cost of attendance to cover the origination fees. 

$26 $26
TOTAL  $15,428 $11,876

* Note: because the College does not charge students a mandatory health insurance fee, the College is unable to include an allowance for health insurance costs as part of the standard cost of attendance construction.

Graduate Student Academic Year Budgets

A graduate student’s financial aid cost of attendance is determined by the number of credit hours for which s/he is enrolled for the semester. 

Number of Credits Fall/Spring Number of Credits Summer Financial Aid Enrollment Status
9+ credits 5+ credits Full-Time (FT)
8 credits 4 credits Three-Quarter Time (QT)
6-7 credits 3 credits Half-Time (HT)
1-5 credits or less 1-2 credits Less than Half-Time (LT)

This enrollment status may be different than your academic classification of enrollment status.

A student’s cost of attendance is always based on the student’s financial aid enrollment status and is constructed to allow the student a reasonable cost of living based on the amount of time a student will spend attending classes or completing academic activities.


Full-time students will have their cost of living expenses based on their enrollment as a full-time student; part-time students will have their cost of living expenses based on their enrollment as a part-time student. Cost of living expenses for students enrolled in eligible thesis coursework during the semester will have those expenses budgeted as the equivalent to full-time enrollment. Thesis student budgets will not be increased until after the student has enrolled in the thesis class.

Graduate Student Fall/Spring Budgets

The following table indicates how a graduate student’s budget is determined during the fall and spring semesters for programs where summer enrollment is considered optional.

If you plan to enroll less than full-time and the budget component indicates it is prorated based on enrollment, you can calculate your estimated costs using the following methodology:


Component Description of Component 2017-18 Full-Time Amount per Semester
9-Month Programs on and off campus
Tuition and Fees An estimated amount of tuition and mandatory fees; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time. $14,058
Books and Supplies An estimated amount of expenses for books and supplies; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time except for students enrolled in an eligible thesis. $962
Room and Board An estimated amount of expenses for living costs (rent, utilities, food); prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time except for students enrolled in an eligible thesis. $6,815
Miscellaneous An estimated amount of expenses for personal costs; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time except for students enrolled in an eligible thesis. $1,003
Transportation An estimated amount of transportation expenses (excludes UPASS fee); prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time except for students enrolled in an eligible thesis. $425
Loan Fees

An average loan fee allowance is included for students who are eligible to borrow the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

NOTE: Students who secure a Federal PLUS loan will have additional fees added to their cost of attendance to cover the origination fees.

$104
TOTAL $23,367 

* Note: because the College does not charge students a mandatory health insurance fee, the College is unable to include an allowance for health insurance costs as part of the standard cost of attendance construction.

Graduate Student Summer Budgets

The following table indicates how a graduate student’s budget is determined during the summer semester for programs where summer enrollment is considered optional.
If you plan to enroll less than full-time and the budget component indicates it is prorated based on enrollment, you can calculate your estimated costs using the following methodology:


Component Description of Component 2017-18 Full-Time Amount per Semester
9-Month Programs on and off campus
Tuition and Fees An estimated amount of tuition and mandatory fees; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time. $8,418
Books and Supplies An estimated amount of expenses for books and supplies; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time except for students enrolled in an eligible thesis. $962
Room and Board An estimated amount of expenses for living costs (rent, utilities, food); prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time except for students enrolled in an eligible thesis. $4,543
Miscellaneous An estimated amount of expenses for personal costs; prorated for any enrollment status less than Full except for students enrolled in an eligible thesis. $669
Transportation An estimated amount of transportation expenses (excludes UPASS fee); prorated for any enrollment status less than Full-Time except for students enrolled in an eligible thesis. $283
Loan Fees

An average loan fee allowance is included for students who are eligible to borrow the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

NOTE: Students who secure a Federal PLUS loan will have additional fees added to their cost of attendance to cover the origination fees.

$69
TOTAL $14,944 

* Note: because the College does not charge students a mandatory health insurance fee, the College is unable to include an allowance for health insurance costs as part of the standard cost of attendance construction.