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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,269
Out-of-state: $45,859
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,201
Out-of-state: $27,791
Room and Board
$16,068
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002836
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,568 (86.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,593 (61.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,593 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
233 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$13,516
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,328 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,908
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,563 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,764
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 218 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
120 (2.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,629

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,850 (71.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,053 (71.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,045 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,313 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$14,129
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,847 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,655
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,908 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,457
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 575 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
452 (2.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,644

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,022
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
611
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
28
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
58
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
200
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,942

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