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Increase to Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance includes average amounts for standard educational expenses incurred by all students. The cost of attendance includes allowances for tuition, room, board, books, supplies and other educational-related expenses.

To request a cost of attendance increase for one of the following reasons, you will need to contact the Financial Aid Office in writing.

  • additional course-related expenses
  • child care expenses
  • disability-related expenses during the academic year

If a budget increase is approved it is unlikely that it will be covered with additional grant funding. You will need to apply for the appropriate loan program – typically Federal Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans or student private financing – depending on your circumstances.

NOTE: All cost of attendance adjustments are at the discretion of professional judgment conducted by the Financial Aid Office.