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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,276
Out-of-state: $54,171
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,720
Out-of-state: $36,615
Room and Board
$13,482
Books and Supplies
$1,178
Other Expenses
$2,466
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 March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003223
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,956 (74.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,977 (68.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,884 (92.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
113 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$10,422
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,583 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,093
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,287 (74.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,974
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 103 (5.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
947 (17.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,690

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
10,529 (59.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,983 (75.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,623 (94.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
419 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$11,002
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,881 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,102
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,734 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,648
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 314 (2.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,803 (13.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,583

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
44%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,729
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
27.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

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
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
10,498
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
241
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 of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
349
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,726

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