Office of Student Financial Services

Student Expense Budget

This budget governs the total amount of aid (loans or a combination of grants and loans) that is available to a student in any given year. Students may not borrow in excess of the approved budget. Each year the budget is adjusted to reflect changes in costs and expenses.

2015-16 Estimated Federal Student Expense Budget



Health, Registration, Service, and Tech Fees


Room and Board


Books and Supplies


Health Insurance - Basic Plan


 Loan Fees




Budget Adjustments

We realize that students come to the Law School from varied backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles; however, the student expense budget allows for a simple lifestyle—that of a graduate student. If a student has legitimate educational expenses that cause him/her to exceed his/her student budget, the Office of Student Financial Services can adjust a budget once appropriate documentation is reviewed and approved.

Students requesting a budget adjustment must complete the Request for Budget Increase Form and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Services for processing. This worksheet is required and becomes part of your student financial aid file.

The Office of Student Financial Services will begin accepting requests for budget increases beginning October 1.