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Crookston Campus Policy

Cost of Attendance Adjustment
Policy Owner: Director for the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Date Effective: 
June 2016
Date Revised: 
June 2016

POLICY STATEMENT

Tuition and Fees

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships may adjust the tuition and fee component of the COA for students who are assessed tuition and fees that exceed the estimated tuition and fee component. The student should submit a written appeal to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to appeal the tuition and fee estimate. It will then be reviewed for actual costs and determination of award changes.

Room and Board

Budget may be adjusted for on-campus housing to accommodate doctor’s written recommendation of a single room. The student must submit a written appeal to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to appeal the room and board estimate. It will then be reviewed for actual costs and determination of award changes.

Books and Supplies

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships may adjust the book and supply component for students whose book and supply expenses exceed estimated book and supply costs by over $250/semester. Students must submit the required documentation, which includes syllabi, letters from collegiate department verifying course materials, and receipts from the bookstore. It will then be reviewed for actual costs and determination of award changes.

Transportation

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships may adjust the transportation component for off-campus students who reside further than 30 miles away from campus and must travel to campus for class. Online students may not appeal this policy. Student will need to identify number of days of travel required and provide a reasonable estimate of costs incurred for this travel. Staff can then make the appropriate adjustment.

Health Insurance

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships may adjust the miscellaneous component for students who have increased healthcare insurance requirements purchased from the institution and subsequent direct billing of this fee. Students must submit a written request for the increased cost of attendance. It will then be reviewed for actual costs and determination of award changes.

Computer Expenses

Students may request an increase of $1445 for computer costs provided they have not already been issued a university computer and they have not already utilized the one-time budget increase for a computer. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the semester in which they make the written request. It will then be reviewed for actual costs and determination of award changes.

Child Care

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships may adjust the miscellaneous component for students who appeal a COA based on increased childcare expenses not to exceed the annual maximum amount of MN State Child Care Grant. Students must submit required documentation, including a statement or contract from the child care provider, including the name and age of persons in their care, the number of hours per week and cost for each individual, the starting and ending dates of care during the current academic year (future expected care has to be projected), and the name, address, and phone number of the dependent care provider. Receipts and/or cancelled checks are required if payments for dependent care have been made during the current academic year and prior to the submission of the appeal. Canceled checks are required from all care providers who appear to be relatives of the student/family. A student may not receive both a MN State Child Care Grant and an appeal for COA budget based on childcare expenses. It will then be reviewed for actual costs and determination of award changes.

REASON FOR POLICY

During a student's time in college there are several life events that impact students. Adjusts can be made in the COA formula for students to help them afford to cover these changes in life, accordingly.

POLICY CONTACTS

SubjectContactPhoneFax/Email
Primary Contact(s) University of Minnesota Crookston Financial Aid 218-281-8550 umc-fa@umn.edu

PROCEDURES

There are no procedures associated with this policy.

OTHER INFORMATION

There is no Other Information associated with this policy.

POLICY HISTORY

Reviewed
May 2015
Effective
August 2011