Student budget used to determine Cost of Attendance
The Financial Aid Office compiles standard student budgets,
which are used to determine your Cost of Attendance when computing
need. These budgets include the following expense
- Tuition & fees: based on full-time enrollment of 12-18
hours per quarter. If the student is enrolled for less than 12
hours, tuition will be assessed on a per-credit-hour basis (you may
see the current cost per credit
hour here). If the student is enrolled for more than 18 hours,
the student will be assessed overload charges at a rate of $373 per
hour for each hour that the enrollment exceeds 18. A technology,
activity and RHA fee will be included on your student invoice.
- Room & board: based on amounts charged by campus residence
halls and food service. Same figure used for students choosing to
live off-campus. Amount adjusted for local students who choose to
live at home with parents.
- Books: Estimated per average student; adjusted for less than
full-time enrollment. Books will NOT be billed as part of your
student invoice. Students will be required to purchase books and
supplies directly from the Rose-Hulman bookstore.
- Miscellaneous (Misc): includes estimated transportation costs
and spending money the student is likely to incur during the
academic year. This amount will NOT be billed as part of your
- Computer: reflects an annual amount to purchase the required
laptop computer (freshman year only).
Applicable budgets are based on the class status achieved at the
beginning of an academic year. The number of credit hours for each
class status category is as follows:
|Credit Hours Completed
If a student's class status changes at some point during the
academic year and this change results in an increase in the Federal
Direct Stafford Loan eligibility level, the student can submit a
request for an increase in this award to the Financial Aid