Cost of Attendance Adjustment

Federal financial aid regulations allow universities to adjust your cost of attendance if education-related expenses exceed the costs listed below.

  • The costs below are for one semester, assuming full-time enrollment

2016-2017 Financial Aid is Awarded to Cover these Costs

Undergraduate Dependent Student Undergraduate Independent Student Graduate Student
*Books & Supplies $495 $495 $497
Transportation $200 $323 $288
Medical/Dental $120 $188 $312
Personal $895 $895 $895
Room $2,214 $2,340 $2,340
Board(Food/Meal expenses) $1,963 $1,963 $1,963

An increase to the cost of attendance ONLY increases the eligibility to apply for loans. Completing the cost of attendance adjustment form does NOT increase eligibility for grants or scholarships.

The following items are considered for a cost of attendance adjustment:

  • Book and supply costs that exceed the amount included in the cost of attendance above
    • Receipt required if purchase(s) not on U-Bill
    • Letter from professor or adviser may be requested
  • Course fees on the U-Bill
  • Student & Scholar Health Insurance on the U-Bill
  • Purchased or leased computer or tablet (limit of one adjustment OR up to $2500 during your undergraduate and/or graduate education)
    • Proof of lease agreement or purchase required
  • Commuting expenses required for your degree program
  • Field trips and conferences (only one adjustment allowed per semester)
    • Proof of conference registration required
    • Documentation of all expenses required
    • Letter from professor or adviser may be requested
  • Medical expenses not covered by health insurance
  • Childcare expenses for dependent children

The following items are not considered for a cost of attendance adjustment:

  • Consumer bills (ie: cell phone, car payment, insurance, utilities, etc.)
  • Costs associated with outstanding consumer debt
  • Off-campus living expenses that exceed amount provided for room
  • Food and on-campus meal expenses for off-campus students
  • Relocation expenses
  • Interview expenses
  • Clothing for self or family
  • Pet or hobby expenses

The review process:

  • Confirm the cost of attendence adjustment form is completed and signed
  • Include documentation of expenses not on your U-Bill

The review process will take five to ten business days, and you will be notified once the cost of attendance adjustment form is reviewed.

Submitting a cost of attendance adjustment form does not guarantee your cost of attendance will change. If loans are increased due to a cost of attendance adjustment, it is your responsibility to take the necessary steps to secure the additional loan funds.

Cost of Attendance Adjustment Form