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Determining Your Need for Financial Aid
 

Take a realistic look at your expenses versus your resources. Expenses - Resources = Financial Aid Needed.

The budget below includes estimated costs. Tuition and fees will be a set price, whereas the other expenses will vary by individual. Keep in mind that costs typically increase four to six percent each year.

Use the estimate to determine how much of the offered financial aid you’ll need to accept. All funds requested above tuition and fees will be refunded for living expenses.

Make a reasonable estimate of your potential income, and borrow only what you need. Managing your repayment obligation is critical to establishing and maintaining a sound credit history.

International students:  The actual dollar amounts required to obtain your student visa will be different than the maximum financial student budgets listed below.  Please review your documentation from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) for details regarding the via process.  
 

2018-19 Full-time Student Budget

Expense MBA MACC, MSCA, MSSCM* MSFC, WAM, MSFQ**
Tuition $59,950
$62,100
$65,000
Orientation Program Fee
(first-year MBA students only)
$550 0
Passport & Career Stamp
(1st year International Students only)
$600 $1,000
Activity Fee (budgeted) $260 $200
Health and Wellness Fees $475 (estimated)
Books and Supplies (includes laptop computer) $2,782
Room and Board (rent, gas, electric, food, telephone, etc.) $17,696
Student Health Insurance (estimated) $1,778
Personal and Miscellaneous $5,268
Total Student Budget 
(AY 2018 -19)

Note: Excludes the following
(AY 19-20) costs: 

* MSSCM Fall 2019 Tuition -  $18,630
**MSFQ Fall 2019 Tuition - $19,500

 
$89,359



 
$91,299



 
$94,199



 
 

Your Resources

Savings  
Employment Income  
Scholarship Aid  
Other  
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