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Frequently Asked Questions

Many students wonder if they can afford a university education.
  • Yes. You will find that in addition to your best efforts, there are many available resources to assist you with your college expenses. Counselors are also available to help you find financial support and make informed decisions. Once admitted, we will make every effort to help you succeed.
  • Students and parents should expect to contribute a reasonable amount toward their own college expenses, when possible. Some financial aid programs will assess the student and parent's ability to make this contribution, known as the expected family contribution. Even so, the full cost of a college education is beyond the reach of many families. In these instances, financial aid is made available to help the student pay for educational expenses.
  • It depends. In some cases, the accumulated value of scholarships, grants, savings and family support, and part-time income may be sufficient to pay for your college expenses. There are times, however, when it could be strategically necessary and appropriate to borrow money for school. Before borrowing, consider all other funding sources and do all that you can to ensure that your expenses are reasonable, to avoid an unnecessary and excessive debt burden.
  • Some students choose to not work when they first come to the university, to focus on their transition to college, and to do well academically. Part-time work, however, can help you to both pay for school and prepare for a future career. As much as possible, in addition to pay, look for employment that is associated with your major, and future career aspirations. Many students find that it is possible to work part-time, and still perform well academically, during their enrollment at the university.
  • Common college expenses include tuition, which is paid each semester, books, basic living expenses and other personal expenses. Some one-time, and less frequent expenses may include travel to campus, the purchase of a laptop, and needed furnishings for your living arrangement. Beyond that, monthly expenses could include rent, utilities, grocery/food, transportation, and some personal expenses.