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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,962
Out-of-state: $49,639
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,962
Out-of-state: $28,639
Room and Board
$12,276
Books and Supplies
$1,038
Other Expenses
$7,686
Payment Plans
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 April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002010
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,641 (80.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,598 (72.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,598 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
449 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$15,490
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,514 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,997
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,415 (70.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,321
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 143 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
939 (20.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
13,393 (68.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,344 (77.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,344 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,496 (18.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$15,296
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,249 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,364
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,719 (73.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,622
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 355 (3.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,438 (18.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,653

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,821
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

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, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
1,878
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
326
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
3,395
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,963

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