Financial Information - Undergraduate Programs

Cost of Attendance 2016-2017

(Please note: If you are reviewing your 2017-2018 award notice, the costs for that year have not yet been released, so we have sent you to the 2016-2017 cost page since this is the most recent available information.  When costs for the 2017-2018 year are finalized, this link will be updated.)


Each year the Financial Aid Office develops the student cost of attendance budget (also called the student budget). This budget is used in conjunction with the Expected Family Contribution (EFC - calculated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]) to determine each student's maximum financial aid eligibility. (See Financial Need/Overaward Policy section for further information on this.) The student budget consists of fixed charges including tuition, fees, room and board and estimated charges including books and supplies, transportation costs and personal expenses. Use of financial aid funds to purchase a motor vehicle is strictly prohibited by federal law. There are different budgets for different classes of students. These include dorm (living in campus facilities), off-campus (living off-campus but not with parents; married students are included in this category) and commuter (living with parents).

For the 2016-2017 academic year these student budgets consist of:

  Dorm/Off-Campus Commuter
Tuition          $32,350   $32,350
Fees                830          830
Room & Meals             9,920       2,000
Books & Supplies             1,280       1,280
Personal Expenses    1,410/1,890      1,410
Travel       800/1,320      1,320
Total $46,590/47,590 $39,190

Some of these items are estimates based on average or maximum costs. If a particular student's cost varies significantly from the estimate, that student's budget can be adjusted if the student submits a written request accompanied by documentation of the actual cost.

Additional charges such as parking fees, deposits, extra charges for certain courses and charges for part-time attendance are published each year in the Schedule of Semester Fees, which also includes the actual fixed charges for that academic year.