How Financial Aid is Determined
The financial aid office determines your eliibility for awards based on the data that you supply on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Need-based aid includes selected university scholarships, Federal Work-Study, and the Federal Perkins Loan.
To determine your financial need, the financial aid office subtracts the amount of your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the estimated cost of attendance (COA) for law students.
Estimated Cost of Attendance (Tuition, Books, Room & Board, etc.)
- Expected Family Contribution
= Financial Need
Non-need-based aid includes selected university scholarships, the unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, the Federal Grad PLUS Loans, Private Educational Loans, and other resources.
- Need-based aid
= Eligibility for Non-need-based aid
To determine your eligibility for aid, the financial aid office considers your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Estimated Cost of Attendance and other resources.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Cost of Attendance
The Cost of Attendance represents an estimate of the costs to attend law school for an academic year. These costs include tuition and fees, books and supplies, and an allowance for housing expenses, transportation, health care costs, and personal expenses.
Tuition and Fees - The WSU Board of Governors publishes tuition and fees each year (generally after August 1). To learn more about tuition and fees, access the WSU Tuition and Fees Website at http://sdcl.wayne.edu/RegistrarWeb/Tuition/geninfo.
Books and Supplies - Books and supplies costs will vary by credit hours and classes you have selected. Although books and supplies are included in your estimated cost of attendance, your own resources must be used for the initial purchase of your books. If your financial aid pays all of your charges on the university bill, any excess will be refunded to you to cover the cost of books and other living expenses.
Housing Expenses - Your housing costs will vary based on the living arrangements that you select. The financial aid office uses an estimate based on a survey of students and housing options in the area. Students living on their own will have a higher estimate than students living with at home with parents.
Transportation, Health Care Costs and Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses - These estimates represent an allowance for other expenses you may incur while attending school.