Need and Cost

Need and Cost

How Need Is Calculated

A student’s financial need is calculated from the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA formula produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is then used by schools to determine qualifications for need based aid. The difference between the cost of attendance and a student’s EFC is their financial need. A student can identify their EFC by looking in the upper right corner of the Student Aid Report (SAR). When completing a FAFSA on the web, you can see your EFC upon completion.

Cost of Attendance

Each student’s cost to attend Corban varies somewhat, depending on individual circumstances. These include personal spending habits, housing and meal plan choices, and the choice of academic program. Your actual cost of attendance is the balance after grant and scholarship aid is applied.

The Financial Aid Office uses the following budget as a guideline in awarding financial aid to full-time students, and amounts are subject to change annually.

Please keep in mind that this is the cost before Financial Aid.

Traditional Undergraduate Program 2021-2022
Tuition (12 to 18 credits) $33,688
+ Room (with lowest-priced housing option) $5,944
+ Board (with most popular meal plan) $4,558
+ Required Fees* $1,068
= Total Tuition, Room & Board, and Fees $45,308
Additional Fees (charged as applicable)
Commuter Fee^ $200
Parking Permit Fee** $70
Enrollment Fee for New Students^^ $150
Fees associated with some specific classes varies
Estimated Costs Not Paid to Corban
(used to calculate financial need)
Books and Supplies $950
Transportation $800
Personal Expenses $1,200

View details for meal plan and housing options here.

*Required fees fund student government, events, services (including the Student Health Center), technology, intramurals, and security.

^ Commuter fee of $100 per semester applies to any undergraduate student living off campus. This fee was proposed by the Student Senate and will be used provide more resources and support for the commuting student population.

**Parking permit fee of $35 per semester charged for each vehicle a student registers for parking on campus. This fee will be used to support our Campus Safety department in their work on our campus.

^^A one-time enrollment fee of $150 will be charged to each new traditional undergraduate student.