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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,818
Out-of-state: $34,735
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,960
Out-of-state: $20,877
Room and Board
$9,408
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$3,450
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

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 March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001927
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
600 (89.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
451 (74.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
451 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
87 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$9,036
Need-Based Gift
Received by 421 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,013
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 363 (80.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,181
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 48 (8.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
145 (23.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,716

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,560 (77.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,020 (78.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,017 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
325 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$9,377
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,789 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,077
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,713 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,298
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 122 (4.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
607 (18.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,082

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,878
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans, Alaska Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Jones Foundation Grants
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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,427
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
155
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
51
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
83
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,312

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