Financial aid refers to funding intended to help students pay expenses related to their education. Sources may be from grants, scholarships and work-study programs from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Financial aid from these programs may be combined in an "award package" to meet or defray from the cost of education.
Financial Aid is not intended to cover all basic living expenses. However, in many cases it is available to help students achieve their college goals without placing a financial burden on their families.
Financial aid may be awarded based on merit or need. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the recognition of special skills, talents, or academic ability. Need-based aid is awarded based on the applicant demonstrating financial need for the award.
Net Price Calculator With FA
The Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.