Federal Student Aid

Basis of Awards

The Student Financial Aid Program at the College is administered in accordance with policies and guidelines that are typical of most colleges and universities in the United States. The College bases its awards on demonstrated financial need which is defined as the difference between a family’s expected contribution and the student’s yearly educational expenses (cost of attendance). The student, his/her family, and his/her spouse are expected to make a maximum effort to assist with educational expenses. The basis on which need-based programs are built is that the family is primarily responsible to the extent they are able for financing the student’s education.

The amount of family contribution is determined by a careful analysis of financial information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).