To be eligible for financial aid, a student must:
Most student aid is awarded based on financial need.
The federal government reviews the information on your FAFSA to estimate how much you and your family can afford to pay for college. The University bases your aid award on that federal calculation.
If you are an undergraduate student, the CSS/PROFILE is also used to determine eligibility for University grants and scholarships.
Cost of Attendance is an estimate of your college costs, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, housing, meals, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. Actual student spending can vary quite a lot.
Expected Family Contribution is determined by the federal government based on your income and assets, living expenses, taxes, family size, and the number of college students in your household.
Financial Need is the Cost of Attendance minus the Expected Family Contribution.
The Net Price Calculator helps estimate aid eligibility for undergraduates.