Educational Expense Budget

Budgets
Educational costs include not only the direct cost of tuition and fees, but also the indirect costs of out-of-pocket expenses such as housing, food, books, supplies, and personal expenses, including but not limited to clothing, medical expenses, personal items and transportation. Direct costs reflect the actual amount a student will be billed by the University. Indirect costs are what a typical student might expect for out-of-pocket expenses such as supplies, books, clothing, food, medical expenses, personal items, and transportation over a nine-month period.                             

These direct and indirect expenses are used in formulating a student’s budget and determining financial need. The Office of Student Financial Services will assign each student a budget depending on the information provided on the FAFSA. If the budgets shown below differ significantly from the expenses you expect to incur, please inform The Office of Student Financial Services.

Naturally, individual habits and personal spending patterns will dramatically influence the scale of the indirect costs. Therefore, the budgets that follow are estimates only.
 

Estimated Expenses for 2014-2015

These figures are intended for your use in estimating your costs for the upcoming academic year.                           

On Campus
Students who reside in University-owned housing.

Commuters
Students who live within reasonable commuting distance of the University and reside with parents or relatives.

Off-Campus
Students who reside in housing that is owned by neither the University nor their parents or relatives. Students who live within a reasonable commuting distance of the University will not be funded as as off-campus, but as commuters.

Part-Time Students
Budgets for part-time students are determined on an individual basis.

Books & Supplies -  First year students have a $1,700 estimated allowance for a computer.

 

Budget for Off-Campus Students (not living with parents or relatives)

         
  First Year Students
Tuition  $38,410.00   $19,205   per semester
Books and Supplies  $  1,248.00   $624   per semester
Laptop  $  1,700.00   $1,700   per year
Transportation  $     819.00   $91   per month
Room  $  5,994.00   $666   per month
Food  $  3,771.00   $419   per month
Personal Expenses  $  1,593.00   $177   per month
 
     
   $53,535.00      
   
         
  Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Tuition  $38,410.00   $19,205   per semester
Books and Supplies  $  1,248.00   $624   per semester
Laptop  $           -     $0   per semester
Transportation  $     819.00   $91   per month
Room  $  5,994.00   $666   per month
Food  $  3,771.00   $419   per month
Personal Expenses  $  1,593.00   $177   per month
 
     
   $51,835.00      
         

Budget for On Campus Students

         
  First Year Students
Tuition  $38,410.00   $19,205   per semester
Books and Supplies  $  1,248.00   $624   per semester
Laptop  $  1,700.00   $1,700   per year
Transportation  $  918.00   $102   per month
Room  $  9,041.00   $4,520.50   per semester
Food  $  4,961.00   $2,480.50   per semester
Personal Expenses  $  1,593.00   $177   per month
 
     
   $57,871.00      
   
  Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Tuition  $38,410.00   $19,205   per semester
Books and Supplies  $  1,248.00   $624   per semester
Laptop  $            -    $ -     per semester
Transportation  $  918.00   $102   per month
Room  $  9,041.00   $4,520.50   per semester
Food  $  4,961.00   $2,480.50   per semester
Personal Expenses  $  1,593.00   $177   per month
 
     
   $56,171.00      
         

Budget for Commuter Students (living with parents or relatives)

         
  First Year Students
Tuition  $38,410.00   $19,205   per semester
Books and Supplies  $  1,248.00   $624   per semester
Laptop  $  1,700.00   $1,700   per year
Transportation  $  819.00   $91   per month
Room  $  3,582.00   $398   per month
Food  $  3,771.00   $419   per month
Personal Expenses  $  1,593.00   $177   per month
 
     
   $51,123.00      
   
  Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Tuition  $38,410.00   $19,205   per semester
Books and Supplies  $  1,248.00   $624   per semester
Laptop  $            -    $ -     per semester
Transportation  $  819.00   $91   per month
Room  $  3,582.00   $398   per month
Food  $  3,771.00   $419   per month
Personal Expenses  $  1,593.00   $177   per month
   $49,423.00