H. FINANCIAL AID

Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

H1.  Enter total dollar amounts awarded to full-time and less than full-time degree-seeking undergraduates (using the same cohort reported in CDS Question B1, "total degree-seeking" undergraduates) in the following categories.  (Note: If the data being reported are final figures for the 2002-2003 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2002-2003 academic year's CDS Question B1 cohort.)  Include aid awarded to international students (i.e., those not qualifying for federal aid). Aid that isnon-need-based but that was used to meet need should be reported in the need-based aid columns. (For a suggested order of precedence in assigning categories of aid to cover need, see the entry for "non-need-based scholarship or grant aid" on the last page of the definitions sections.)

Indicate academic year for which data are reported for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below:
Q 2003-2004 estimated     or     O 2002-2003 final

Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid? (Formerly H3)

O
  Federal methodology (FM)
Q
  Institutional methodology (IM)
Q
  Both FM and IM

    

Need-based
(Include non-need-based aid used to meet need.)

Non-need-based
(Exclude non-need-based aid used to meet need.)

Scholarships/Grants

    

    

Federal

$15,040,546

$311,536

State (i.e., all states, not only in the state in which your institution is located)

$17,904,813

$24,537,281 

Institutional (endowment, alumni, or other institutional awards) and external funds awarded by the college excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers (which are reported below)

$2,422,895

$5,764,678 

Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit) not awarded by the college

$752,710

$1,645,468 

Total Scholarships/Grants

$36,120,965

$32,258,962 

Self-Help

 

 

Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans)

$30,836,541

 $13,799,370

Federal Work-Study

$1,456,654

 

State and other work-study/employment

$3,172,893

$9,556,191 

Total Self-Help

$35,466,087

$23,355,561 

Parent Loans

$1,837,450

$5,773,655 

Tuition waivers

$2,112,025

$1,358,437 

Athletic Awards

$1,534,292

$2,700,381

 

H2Number of Enrolled Students Receiving Aid:  List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who applied for and were awarded financial aid from any source.  Aid that isnon-need-based but that was used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid.  Numbers should reflect the cohort receiving the dollars reported in H1.  Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.

Need-based awards

First-time, Full-time Freshmen

Full-time Undergrad (incl. fresh)

Less than full-time undergrad

a) Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students (CDS Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2003 cohort)

5,129

23,213

2,620

b) Number of students in line a who applied for need-based financial aid

4,616

17,422

1,036

c) Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need

 2,410

10,819 

868 

d) Number of students in line c who were awarded any financial aid

2,370

10,419 

697 

e) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based scholarship or grant aid

 2,295

9,174

458 

f) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based self-help aid

 1,131

6,859 

560 

g) Number of students in line d who were awarded any non-need-based scholarship or grant aid

 72

250 

4 

h) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met (exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, & private alternative loans).

 536

2,406 

83 

i) On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid. Exclude any aid that was awarded in excess of need as well as any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans,  and private alternative loans).

 

66%
 

68%  

55%  

j) The average financial aid package of those in line d. Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans,  and private alternative loans.)

$5,184

$6,223

$5,041

k) Average need-based scholarship or grant award of those in line e 

$4,194

$4,190

$2,862

l) Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f 

 $2,356

$3,852

$3,936

m) Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans,  and private alternative loans) of those in line f who were awarded a need-based loan

 $2,348

$3,859

$3,895

 

H2A.  Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and GrantsList the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and who were awarded institutional -- not external -- non-need-based scholarship or grant aid.  Numbers should reflect the cohort receiving the dollars reported in H1.   Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.

 

First-time Full-time Freshmen

Full-time Undergrad (incl. fresh.)

Less than Full-time undergrad

n) Number of students in line a who had no financial need who were awarded non-need-based scholarship or grant aid (exclude those receiving athletic awards and tuition benefits)

2,411

8,506

311

o) Average dollar amount of non-need based scholarship or grant aid awarded to students in line n

 $3,575

$3,657 

$1,766

p) Number of students in line a who were awarded a non-need-based athletic grant or scholarship

73

412

13

q) Average dollar amount of non-need-based athletic grants and scholarships awarded to students in line p

$10,624

$10,063

$6,833

H3.  Incorporated into H1 above.

H4.  Provide the percentage of the 2003 undergraduate class who graduated between July 1, 2002, and June 30, 2003, and borrowed at any time through any loan programs (federal, state, subsidized, unsubsidized,private, etc.; exclude parent loans).   Include only students who borrowed while enrolled at your institution.     47.3%  

H5.  Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in line H4.  Do not include money borrowed at other institutions:     $17,572   

Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens  (Note: report numbers and dollar amounts for the same academic year checked in item H1.

H6.  Indicate your institution's policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:
O
College-administered need-based financial aid is available
O  College-administered non-need-based financial aid is available
Q  College-administered financial aid is not available

If institutional financial aid is available for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens, provide the number of undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens who were awarded need-based or non-need-based aid:     439    

Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:     $7,204    

Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to all undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:    $3,162,438   

Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

H7. Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:

O   FAFSA
O Institution's own financial aid form
Q   CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
Q   State aid form
Q   Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
Q   Business/Farm Supplement
Q   Other:

H8.  Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:

Q   Institution's own financial aid form
Q   CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
Q   Foreign Student's Financial Aid Application
Q   Foreign Student's Certification of Finances
Q  Other: __________________________

H9. Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:

Priority date for filing required financial aid forms:   __________________
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms:                       
No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a rolling basis):            X          

H10.  Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students:

Students notified on or about (date):                        
Students notified on a rolling basis: Yes
   
If yes, starting date: March 1


H11.  Indicate reply dates:
Students must reply by (date):                              or within     3     weeks of notification.

Types of Aid Available
Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:

H12.  Loans
FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
Q   Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Q
   Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Q
   Direct PLUS Loans

FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (FFEL)
O   FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
O
   FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
O
   FFEL PLUS Loans

O   Federal Perkins Loans
Q
  Federal Nursing Loans
Q
  State Loans
Q
  College/university loans from institutional funds
Q
  Other (specify):

H13.  Scholarships and Grants
NEED-BASED:
O   Federal Pell
O   SEOG
O
   State scholarships/grants
O
   Private scholarships
O
   College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds
OUnited Negro College Fund
Q
  Federal Nursing Scholarship
Q
  Other (specify):

H14.  Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.

  

Non-need

Need-based

Academics

O

O

Alumni Affiliation

O

Q

Art

O

Q

Athletics

O

Q

Job skills

Q

Q

ROTC

O

 

Leadership

O

Q

Minority status

Q

Q

Music/drama

O

Q

Religious affiliation

Q

Q

State/district residency

O

Q


Financial aid definitions

Financial aid applicant: Any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid applications/forms, such as the FAFSA.

Indebtedness: Aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan programs (federal, state, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, etc.; excluding parent loans) while the student was enrolled at an institution.  Student loans co-signed by parent are assumed to be the responsibility of the student and should be included.

Institutional and external funds: Endowment, alumni, or external monies for which the institution determines the recipient and the dollar amount awarded.

Financial need: As determined by your institution using the federal methodology and/or your institution's own standards.

Need-based aid: College-funded or college-administered award from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify. This includes both institutional and non-institutional student aid (grants, jobs, and loans).

Need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify.

Need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must demonstrate financial need to qualify

Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from institutional, state, federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds or gifts and endowment income) awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid that is used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid.

Note: Suggested order of precedence for counting non-need money as need-based:
Non-need institutional grants
Non-need tuition waivers
Non-need athletic awards
Non-need federal grants
Non-need state grants
Non-need outside grants
Non-need student loans
Non-need parent loans
Non-need work

Non-need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, or other sources for which a student need not demonstrate financial need to qualify.

Scholarships/grants from external sources: Monies received from outside (private) sources that the student brings with them (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit scholarships). The institution may process paperwork to receive the dollars, but it has no role in determining the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.

Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your institution in financial aid awards.

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