Financial Aid Eligibility

How is eligibility determined?

Eligibility for most federal and state programs is based on "need." Families are primarily responsible for educational costs, but need-based aid is available when "need analysis" shows that a family cannot afford to pay the full cost of education.

College Costs

You should be aware of how much you are going to need to spend for college. Before you make your final decision regarding higher education, you should consider all of your options and calculate how much you have to spend.

Terms used when calculating your total cost: