How Financial Aid is Determined

After completion of the FAFSA, students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) and the school whose code is listed will receive an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). The SAR/ISIR contains an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number, which is needed to determine financial aid eligibility. Financial Aid uses the cost of education (tuition, fees, room, board, books, and other related expenses) minus the EFC number and other resources to determine the student’s financial need. The cost of attendance may be adjusted by submitting a Special Circumstance Form or by submitting a Child Care Request form. Both forms are available in the Financial Aid office or on the forms page of the website.