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Budget Increases

Students are ineligible to receive financial aid in an amount that exceeds their Cost of Attendance (Budget).  The student budget is developed in accordance with federal guidelines.

The estimated financial aid budget is composed of specific components that collectively establish your cost of attendance associated with your education.  You can read more detail on our Cost of Attendance web page found in the Financial Aid Basics section of this website.  You will also find the most commonly used budgets on this page.  You can view the precise cost of attendance associated with your financial aid by logging into SOLAR and navigating to View & Accept/Decline FinAid.  Click the link titled Costs and Aid Eligibility.

If you feel that you have exceptional expenses that exceed the cost of attendance estimate you may request that the financial aid office review your budget to assess whether an adjustment is warranted by completing a Budget Increase Request Form.