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Average Costs & Payment Plans


Average Costs and Payment Plans
We understand that higher education is a major investment, and that is why we are dedicated to creating a plan that is affordable for you and your family. If your financial aid is less than what you owe in tuition and fees, and additional funds are needed, several payment options are described below.
Average Full-Time Cost of Undergraduate Attendance for One Year
(Average cost for a student taking 15 undergraduate credit hours for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)
  Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parents
Tuition and Fees $29,440* $29,440* $29,440*
Books and Supplies $1,094 $1,094 $1,094
Room and Board $8,250* $10,090 $3,630
Transportation $1,834 $2,694 $2,694
Personal and Misc. $2,068 $2,068 $2,068

Total $42,686 $45,386 $38,926

*Only these costs are directly billed to the student; other amounts shown are estimates of possible costs students may incur. 

  • For more detailed cost information, as well as information on payment plans, please refer to Student Financial Services.
  • Financial aid may be awarded to cover a student's cost of attendance. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the FAFSA at

For average costs for Graduate Attendance, please refer to Student Financial Services.

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Please visit How to Pay and Plans for all information.
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