Student budgets, also known as Cost of Attendance (COA), are designed to provide students with a projection of reasonable costs to attend school for a nine month period. If it is determined that a student has or will exceed the COA during the academic year, adjustments to the budget may be made on a case-by-case basis with appropriate documentation.
Please Note: If you have already accepted academic year awards up to their annual limits or were offered loans and declined them, you do not qualify for a budget increase.
A Budget Increase may be considered for these situations:
- To increase eligibility for scholarship, grant aid and stipend;
- To resolve or reduce an overpayment or over-award of student financial aid;
- To increase a student budget for a federal or private educational loan
In requesting a Budget Increase, the student acknowledges that:
- The information reported is true, correct and accurately documented;
- A request for a loan increase may be denied if future loan repayment amounts appear likely to be unmanageable;
- A Financial Aid Counselor may revise amounts or exclude certain expenses to meet regulatory requirements.
You must meet with a Financial Aid Counselor to discuss and/or pick-up a Budget Increase. Financial Aid Counselors are available on a drop-in basis only. View Office Hours for current hours.